Construction Legal Services

There are countless types of construction, building and engineering work taking place at any given time across the South West from city regeneration schemes to interior fit-outs, barn renovations and the creation of new towns.

The success of these depends not just on a strong commercial project team and sound supply chain but also on the quality of the documents governing the works. That’s where our legal team can help!

A reassuring presence

Our construction team has a detailed understanding of the construction industry. Our lawyers regularly lecture on construction law to other professionals and are members of various industry groups.

The team works closely with our real estate and corporate teams advising clients such as funders, property developers, contractors, sub-contractors and business owners on the terms of contracts, development agreements and warranties for construction projects.

This helps us to provide practical and pragmatic advice in relation to a project and the best way to structure the contractual arrangements.

Whether our clients need solutions to a problem or a guiding hand we assist clients through the building contract requirements.

Our construction law team assists clients in drafting, reviewing and negotiating the following project documentation:

  • Bespoke contract amendments
  • JCT, NEC and other forms of construction contract
  • Collateral warranties
  • Terms and conditions
  • Letters of appointment
  • Framework agreements

Our recent experience

  • drafting of contract documentation for the new town that is being built in Cornwall.
  • advised on the construction documentation required for a new retail superstore in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales
  • acting for a housing association drafting of the whole suite of contracts, appointments and collateral warranties in relation to the contractor, sub-contractors, engineers, architects and land quality assessors for the construction of their new office in Exeter.
  • drafting of a suite of bespoke build contracts for the fit-out of an interactive gambling studio.
  • advising creative sub-contractor and drafting contracts for high profile themed London shopping centre fit-out
  • advise architects on numerous appointment documents related to a number of residential /commercial developments across the UK


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    They have subject specific expertise and provide good, commercial advice to their clients.

    Legal 500 (2020)


    Stephens Scown LLP fields a ‘knowledgeable, experienced and commercial’ team, which advised an international mineral company on creating an eco-town, and a residential property house builder and developer on a substantial land disposal.

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