Construction

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.

News

Wedlake Bell Nabs Construction Pro From Taylor Wessing

The appointment of our new Legal Director, Natalie Pilagos, has been highlighted in Law360. To read the article please click here. This article is behind a paywall.

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Silver linings in the material shortages clouds

In Construction Global, Partner Sarah Elliot discusses the positive measures from the current supply chain and material challenges. To read the full article please click here.

"knowledgeable, thorough and attentive."

— Chambers UK, 2022

"[provides] practical advice that offers solutions."

— Chambers UK, 2022

Offering diverse expertise, the team at Wedlake Bell LLP acts on behalf of owners, funders and operators both domestically and internationally. Its sector specialities include a strong focus on care sector projects, as well as expertise in housebuilding, medtech and high-end residential work. Sarah Elliott heads up the team, acting on a number of high-value matters. Helen Garthwaite and Suzanne Reeves are also well regarded.

— Legal 500, 2022

Helen Garthwaite is very personable and easy to work with, and she provided excellent advice throughout.

— Legal 500, 2022

An excellent team of lawyers. They work well together, with other teams within the firm and with external consultants.

— Legal 500, 2022

An extremely responsive, practical and helpful team who know our business intimately and can be trusted to get on with the job efficiently and always deliver a quality product. Key differentiation is knowledge of our business, trust and relationships with the right people, developed over years, making it a relatively hands-off work-stream for the in-house lawyer.

— Legal 500, 2022

Suzanne Reeves’ depth of knowledge of the sector and our business and very personable nature are highly valued. She has ensured a consistent calibre of associates who always provide a thorough and reliable service. They make it easy for us and have always kept our trust over many years.

— Legal 500, 2022

Sarah Elliott in the construction team demonstrates dedication to the client’s needs. She understands the way the client operates and tailors her service to suit. Wedlake Bell has introduced an online collaboration portal and loads contracts, appointments and other legal documents in a place where we can easily find and download them for all our different projects.

— Legal 500, 2022

Wedlake Bell has a diverse pool of talent that has been extremely useful to us as a company when looking at the various types of contractual arrangements we use within our business. All of the team are professional, conscientious and commercially minded as well as having the ability to explain complicated matters simply to their clients.

— Legal 500, 2022

The firm has a very good and professional approach and is responsive to all our requirements.

— Chambers UK, 2021

'Clients appreciate the team for its "very detailed understanding of the realities of working in the construction sector for both SMEs and large contractors" as well as its "really practical and helpful advice".

— Chambers UK, 2020

'The team has a commercial and pragmatic approach.'

— Legal 500, 2020

"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