Our team is extremely familiar with and regularly advises on all standard form construction contracts, including JCT, NEC, PPC, FIDIC, ICE and GC/Works. We are highly experienced in all forms of the JCT and NEC family, with a particular focus on JCT DB and NEC Options A and C.
We also advise on all ancillary documentation, including bonds, parent company guarantees and collateral warranties. In addition, we advise on standard form and bespoke professional team appointments and partnering agreements.
The breadth of our client base and the variety of projects that we advise on means that we are at the cutting edge of market practice, with a detailed and practical understanding of how standard form contracts and ancillary documents are used and amended to achieve diverse and varying outcomes.
- Central Government – major flagship design and build construction project in central London.
- Southend-on-Sea Borough Council – Better Queensway. Advising on the Council’s most significant and largest ever regeneration project.
- Authorities across the country – large-scale development and construction joint ventures, including town centre regenerations, commercial developments and major housing projects.
- London councils – extensive school expansion projects.
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