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Construction & Engineering

Construction Disputes

Disputes over construction work are often hard to avoid, so our lawyers are here to help minimise the disruption they cause to your business if they do unfortunately happen.

We offer a specialist service to safely guide you through any disputes, including:

  • Claims for extensions of time or variations
  • Claims by contractors for losses caused by delayed or disrupted work
  • Claims by employers for defective work
  • Claims against professional consultants for negligent design or over-certification
  • Claims by contractors and professional consultant for unpaid fees
  • Advice on public private partnership (PPP) scheme disputes
  • Enforcing adjudicator’s decisions

Our team provides tailored advice on construction disputes across a range of sectors, helping funders, developers, employers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants with their issues.

We can support both local and national clients as we have offices based across the UK. Our experienced lawyers also have construction contacts around the world, which allows us to get the help you need, no matter where you are.

Our construction law experts will always provide strategic and efficient advice, considering a variety of resolution methods such as court proceedings, arbitration, adjudication and mediation.

We can help with both contentious and non-contentious construction issues, with a multi-disciplinary team who can undertake all aspects of legal work. Our specialists also have an impressive track record of success in this area, so you can be confident that you have the best chance of getting a positive outcome.

For more information on how we could help you, contact one of our lawyers today.

Key Contacts

Our key contacts our all experts in their fields. Feel free to email or phone them to find out how we can help your business.

Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.


"Great to deal with and consistently gets the job done."

Legal 500, 2019


"They're very commercial, very switched on and they do things efficiently."

Chambers & Partners, 2019

Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.
5th Most Active Mergers & Acquisitions Firm - Experian 2016 Lex 100 legal-500-2019 chambers-2019 The Times Best Law Firms 2019 Shortlisted for Property Law Firm of the Year - Yorkshire Insider Property Industry Awards 2016

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

Brexit And US Trade Deals

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Property Developer Purchases Office Building In York

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M&A Activity Set To Remain High In Waste Management Sector

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Alzheimer's Testing Specialist Secures Investment from NPIF Maven Equity Finance

02 / 08 / 19 Read More

Irwin Mitchell Shortlisted For Employment Law Firm Of The Year Award

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UK's Most Sustainable Cities Revealed In New Report

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