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Construction, Energy & Projects

We help projects of all shapes and sizes get off the ground smoothly

If you’re working on a project, getting the right legal advice and guidance helps it run as smoothly as possible. Our team takes on projects of all shapes and sizes, working with everyone involved – from project managers to suppliers, or government bodies and local authorities to private companies.

We know how complex projects are, so we’ll always make sure we’ve got the right person, with the right expertise, working on the right parts of it – whether that’s infrastructure, development, regeneration, or funding.

From procurement and project structuring to construction advice and dispute resolution, we’re well-versed in avoiding bumps in the road – and navigating them quickly when they do happen, with support from our wider real estate team if needed.

Below, we’ve listed an overview of the advice that we think you might find particularly useful. If there’s something you’d like help with that you can’t see here, we’re happy to develop tailored advice and training.

Construction

Construction advisory

We advise on the full life-cycle of construction projects. Whether you’re a developer, a government body, a contractor, or a utility provider, we can help.

To give a construction project the best chance of getting off the ground on time and on budget, you’ll need some advice along the way to make sure you’re compliant. We advise on:

  • Procurement
  • Contractual structures
  • Framework agreements
  • Building contracts, professional appointments, novation deeds, collateral warranties
  • Security documents
  • Facilities management contracts and supply agreements
  • Due diligence

Construction disputes

Construction projects don’t always go smoothly, particularly when there are lots of people involved. We help manage disputes as quickly as possible – while minimising the damage to your bottom line. We can help with:

  • Dispute review and management
  • Adjudication
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Mediation

Energy

The energy sector is a fast-paced world. It is subject to ever-changing policy and technological developments. Our clients need lawyers who understand not only where the sector is placed presently, but also the likely direction it is heading in the future.

Within our team we have developed expertise in the following key energy streams:

  • Renewables (including tidal, wind, solar, waste to energy)
  • Traditional energy sources
  • Utilities

We have ongoing experience of working at the cutting edge of the sector, advising on first-of-a-kind projects which are of nationwide and global importance.

We understand that an energy project is multi-faceted, so is unlikely to require build-out related advice alone. That is why we collaborate closely with our colleagues across the firm, such as corporate and commercial, finance, real estate and dispute resolution. This way, we can offer services that encompass the whole life of your energy project.

Our key areas of focus are:

  • “Cradle-to-grave” legal support for projects from inception to construction, and throughout the life of the project thereafter
  • Construction and operational advice
  • Collaboration agreements
  • Community energy and ownership
  • Cutting edge projects
  • Project finance
  • Power Purchase Agreements

Projects

Large projects are complex at every stage – from conception to operation. We work on a wide range of projects, from civil infrastructure and engineering to energy finance and public private partnerships.

We understand and advise on complex contractual structures, delivering projects and understanding funding and interface issues.

Lawyers from across our firm work together to make sure you get the appropriate, sector-focused, legal advice.

We have a strong and established relationship with Capital Law, particularly with regards to their expertise in the Waste sector. We’ve found their approach and advice to be sensible, pragmatic and fully focused on delivering successful outcomes.

Steve Lock
Head of Procurement and Energy Management, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council