Legal services for the development and construction industry
Our Construction team provides a cradle to grave service and acts for all sectors of the construction industry.
At the start of a project, we can advise the most appropriate contract package for a particular project and how it should be procured. We can draft and negotiate the contract terms and provide associated training. We can also provide ad hoc support by reviewing contract terms and, again, provide associated training.
Throughout the life of the project, issues inevitably arise and we can provide strategic advice, often behind the scenes, and ensure the contract terms are complied with. This protects our clients’ interests, in the event an issue becomes disputed later on.
Disputes are, unfortunately, a fact of life, particularly in the construction industry, where projects are highly technical and often very innovative. When a dispute does arise, we agree a strategy for dealing with it with our client and provide straight forward advice as to prospects. We deal with all methods of dispute resolution, including mediation, adjudication, court proceedings and arbitration.
In 2018, the Shulmans real estate team (of which construction is part) won the 'Property Law Firm of the Year' accolade at the Yorkshire Property Industry Awards, the second time in three years the team has won the award.
Recently, Sarah Wilson has written an article for Planning and Building Control Today discussing the risks developers face in engaging professionals without agreeing terms. Click here to read the article in full.