Inception to construction

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.

Regulatory matters

  • 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.

Contact us

“We seek to provide clear, straightforward advice that cuts through the legal jargon and delivers the results our clients need.”

Piet van Gelder

Partner and head of construction & engineering

Contact our construction & engineering team below, or call +44 (0)116 262 4225

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We’re situated in the heart of Leicester’s commercial quarter, just minutes from the city centre. Get in touch with any queries you have, or alternatively, call us on 0116 262 4225.

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