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Construction and Engineering

Jacksons’ Contraction Solicitors are on hand to assist your business with both Transactional Construction matters and any Construction and Engineering related Disputes.

Transactional Construction

The financial margins in property development, and in particular the construction industry, mean that managing and resolving both contractual and legal issues are a necessity.

At Jacksons, our construction and engineering team has a wealth of industry experience and can offer you sound legal advice from project conception to completion.

Our aim to help you complete your project on time, and within budget, whilst minimising risk and exposure to potential disputes from the outset.

We can negotiate and/or advise on terms across the various industry standard contracts as well as specialist transactional construction advice. We can also produce contracts to accommodate a project or client specific risk profile.

We are happy to meet you on site or speak to you on the telephone to guide you through practical application of the contract terms, manage the industry’s unique payment mechanisms, and advise you on how to avoid disputes and additional costs.

We advise developers, contractors, local authorities, investors and funders from inception to completion and beyond, through the operational lifecycle of an asset.

The range of services our transactional team can offer include the following:

  • Bonds, guarantees and sureties
  • Collateral warranties
  • Construction insurance
  • Consultants professional appointment contracts
  • Consultant warranties
  • Drafting and advising on bespoke industry contracts
  • Drafting and advising on standard form construction contracts
  • Novation and assignment

Construction and Engineering Dispute Resolution

Jacksons’ Contentious Construction solicitors specialise in dealing with smaller businesses and individuals experiencing construction and engineering related issues.

We understand the importance of resolving matters quickly and as cost effectively as possible.  We will provide clear, no nonsense advice and guidance on the practical and legal options available to you, the likelihood of success, and the risks. We will balance this with your own priorities to allow you to take the right action for you.

Our experienced solicitors are able to represent you in a multitude of forums including Court Proceedings in the TCC or elsewhere, Mediation, Arbitration, Expert Determination, Negotiation and, most commonly in this industry, via Adjudication.  If you would like any further details on what these processes involve, we are on hand to answer any questions.

Matters which our Contentious Team can assist with include, but are not limited to the following;

  • Attempted Contra Charges
  • Delays
  • Disputes relating to Defects
  • None Payment of Invoices/Payment Applications
  • Professional Negligence claims
  • Retention Recovery
  • Unlawful Termination of Contacts and Lost Profit claims

We also act for individuals and businesses outside the Construction industry who may be having construction related disagreements including disputes with builders, or other contractors, for your home or business premises.  Whether this is in relation to delays, quality of the works provided during, or even after the project has been completed, or payment disputes.

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