Spearing Waite’s team of construction and engineering lawyers give focused, expert legal advice to progress projects quickly, efficiently and with the minimum risk. We have extensive experience of working with and providing advice to a broad client base, including: the construction, civil engineering, renewable energy, process engineering, power and waste industries, advising on projects from inception, through to design and construction.
Spearing Waite's specialist construction & engineering lawyers provide proactive and focused legal advice in the following areas
Reviewing main contracts and sub-contracts, and preparing and negotiating bespoke terms.
Preparation and review of Collateral Warranties, Bonds, Parent Company Guarantees, Novations, Professional Appointments and Funding Agreements.
Preparation and submission of tenders for government projects and those governed by the OJEU procedure.
Commercial contract advice and risk management
Advising on disputes and appropriate exit strategies.
Advising on final account close out and pursuing claims for variations and extensions of time / loss & expense.
Advising on liability for defects.
Pursuing ADR procedures such as mediation, expert determination and early neutral evaluation.
Financial recovery through adjudications, arbitrations and litigation.
Pursuing recovery through insolvency procedure.
Advice on CIS, and Industrial Training Board and Environment Agency compliance.
Advice on Health & Safety including CDM and HSE issues.
Advice on Planning and Party Wall Act issues.
Recovery of tender costs for government/OJEU projects.
Construction & engineering contracts
Standard form construction & engineering contracts including JCT, NEC 2&3, GC/works, ICE, MF/1, IChemE Red/ Green Book, FIDIC and PPC 2000.