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Construction Development

Our team offers high quality advice, practical solutions and has extensive experience in all manner of construction and infrastructure projects, including major commercial developments, housing and regeneration schemes, retail and leisure projects, and energy and waste facilities. Our dedicated transactional lawyers act for a wide range of clients, encompassing commercial and residential developers, local authorities, housing associations, retailers, contractors, sub-contractors, professional consultants, funders and joint venture entities.

In relation to the energy sector, members of the team have advised upon the development and ongoing operation of ground-mounted and rooftop solar developments, biomass plants, energy from waste facilities, battery storage projects, onshore and offshore windfarms and carbon capture projects. We offer quality, accessible legal advice at every stage of a project, from initial strategic input and drafting, through to negotiating contracts and undertaking due diligence for investors, funders, and incoming purchasers and tenants.

We advise on the full range of construction documentation, including bespoke and standard forms of construction contract, professional appointments, collateral warranties, novation agreements, bonds, development agreements, parent company guarantees and letters of intent. Our lawyers also work closely with Ashfords’ other transactional teams across Real Estate, Planning, Commercial, Corporate Banking and Finance and Employment, to ensure a complete and seamless service.

We are attuned to our clients’ business needs and understand the wider commercial considerations at play in any transactional negotiation. Our lawyers recognise that every client’s requirements are unique and we can deliver the full spectrum of legal input, from ‘ad hoc’ advice to support an in-house legal team or experienced construction business, to extensive hands-on involvement throughout every stage of a project. We pride ourselves on providing tailored, pragmatic and results-focussed advice in a clear and straightforward manner.

The team has an excellent reputation within the sector and is consistently ranked in Chambers & Partners Legal Directory and The Legal 500.

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