The Construction team advises at every stage of the construction life cycle, from feasibility planning and design, throughout the procurement of the building project, resolving problems when they arise, to successful completion. The team plays a proactive role in any project team – responding to the client’s needs and driving the project forward.

They are experienced across the real estate industry sector spectrum  in advising on project procurement strategy and implementation; risk allocation and insurance; tender agreements; joint venture arrangements; framework agreements; pre construction and before construction engineering contracts for commercial developments, infrastructure and engineering projects; consultant appointments; development agreements; project management agreements; payment and performance security and third party rights; operation, maintenance and supply contracts.

"They are commercial but pragmatic and to the point, but they still comprehensively go through strategy."

— Chambers UK, 2018

"Every lawyer there has a good depth of knowledge. They're very friendly and easy to deal with."

— Chambers UK, 2018

"Wedlake Bell LLP has particular strength in non-contentious development work, and the practice remained highly active in this regard in 2016."

— Legal 500, 2017

Practice head Suzanne Reeves continued to act for key client Care UK on a range of mandates, including facilities management procurement work, and the construction of a new care home in Bromsgrove.

— Legal 500, 2017

Helen Garthwaite was busy in the residential space and advised Ronson Capital Partners on the construction aspects of residential developments at Riverwalk House, Millbank, and 66 Chiltern Street in Marylebone.

— Legal 500, 2017

Sarah Elliott is also a key contact; her caseload included advising Illumina on the construction of a new headquarters in Cambridge’s biotech hub.

— Legal 500, 2017

The team also handles major developments in areas such as hospitals, office blocks and television studios.

— Legal 500, 2017

"Good bench strength, good technically and easy to work with."

— Chambers UK, 2017

"Wedlake Bell LLP’s ‘commercially savvy’ team focuses on providing non-contentious advice to clients such as Spire Healthcare and Heron International."

— Legal 500, 2016

"A very pragmatic team that doesn't allow the paperwork to bog things down."

— Chambers UK, 2016

"They were excellent – professional and committed to hitting the deadlines."

— Chambers UK, 2015