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, to successful completion. The team plays a proactive role in any project team – responding to the client’s needs and driving the project forward. In the event that a dispute arises, the team is skilled at guiding the client through problems, obtaining legal and technical expert input and if necessary, representing the client in adjudication, litigation, arbitration or alternative dispute resolution as required.

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.

"knowledgeable, thorough and attentive."

— Chambers UK, 2022

"[provides] practical advice that offers solutions."

— Chambers UK, 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