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Construction & Engineering

Our industry specialists work with developers, financiers, contractors, sub-contractors, consultants and suppliers operating within the construction and engineering sector.  With our industry experience we are well placed to understand the commercial pressures facing your business – so you’ll find our advice is pragmatic and solutions driven.

Construction Project Support

Working closely with colleagues across our commercial teams we provide a comprehensive service on all legal aspects of construction projects including:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating bespoke forms of building contract and various industry standard forms such as JCT, NEC, FIDIC and IChemE
  • Preparing construction project documents such as professional appointments, collateral warranties, performance bonds/guarantees and subcontracts
  • Providing security documentation and funder reviews where third party borrowing is required
  • Carrying out risk management and due diligence reviews before signing a contract
  • Dispute avoidance and management

Dispute Resolution and Management

Disputes can and do happen.  Should you need advice and support on a construction dispute, our team is experienced in running and defending disputes in the Technology & Construction Court.

Our construction team specialises in handling disputes including:

  • Delay and disruption claims
  • Professional negligence claims against consultants and surveyors
  • Breach of contract and defects claims
  • Disputes regarding payment terms including smash and grab adjudications

We are committed to helping you manage and resolve disputes quickly and cost effectively, using a wide variety of processes including:

  • Specialist construction and engineering litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution

Training Support

We can provide training for in-house teams on issues including contract terms, payments terms and dispute avoidance and can provide guidance on interpretation of the Construction Act and the Scheme for Construction Contracts.

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Napthens has supported us on a number of commercial and residential developments…their approach is refreshing, and their attitude is responsive and accommodating. Peter Farrington, Managing Director (Property Division), Kingsley Group
  • Katherine Sibley
    Litigation
  • Leigh Child
    Construction & Engineering
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