Construction & Engineering

Our leading Construction and Engineering Team work on projects across the UK. We understand the pressures our clients operate under in the construction industry. We strive to provide clear, practical and innovative commercial advice and solutions to both private and public sector clients on all types of projects and construction related matters, whether in relation to large scale projects or disputes involving factual and complex contractual issues or minor works. Our experience ranges from advising on the design, construction and commissioning of solar farms to multi-million pound construction disputes. Our clients include a broad cross-section of major developers, leading contractors and consultants, and public bodies.

We have particular expertise on projects across commercial, residential, health, educational, recreational and energy sectors and the team has a wide appreciation and understanding of issues that frequently arise on construction projects and disputes from the viewpoints of all parties typically involved.

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  • Construction dispute avoidance and resolution
  • Adjudication, Mediation and Arbitration
  • Representation in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC)
  • EPC and other construction contracts
Relevant Experience
  • Acting for a utility company on a multi-million pound three party dispute arising from horizontal directional drilling leading to claims for loss and expense due to ground conditions. 
  • Acting for main contractor on an energy project: woodchip Combined Heat & Power, advising on contract documents and supply of plant from abroad.
  • Acting for a marine cable installation contractor and advising in relation to disputed variations under a FIDIC Yellow Book contract for termination and testing of 18 kilometres of core submarine cables in relation to an offshore wind farm.
  • Acting for a European contractor on issues arising under a consortium agreement relating to the construction of a power station in Bulgaria, Bulgaria's largest inward investment project to date.
  • Advising contractor on the mechanical and electrical works contract for the 2012 London Olympics Athletes Village.
  • Acting for an EPC Contractor drafting and negotiating an EPC Contract and associated documents relating to the design, construction and commissioning of a 90MWp solar farm.


Great to have Ashfords as part of the team delivering this. Your team have provided an exceptional service.

Emma Osmundsen of Exeter City Council 

Key Contact

Patrick Blake

Partner and Head of Construction Team

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+44 (0)1392 333884

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