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Construction and Engineering

Jacksons’ Construction 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.  We provide property support in all aspects of property transactional work which have a construction slant such as agreements for lease, development funding agreements and development finance, licenses to alter or due diligence and pre-contract construction enquiries when purchasers/tenants are buying/letting property with the benefit of construction warranties.

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

If you need advice on any of the areas above, please contact Anna Rabin on 07970 275222 or email

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 Contracts 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.

If you would like to speak to one of our solicitors about dispute resolution relating to construction and engineering matters, please contact Angie Papprill or Michael Sproates on 01642 356500 or email

As a Sub Contractor in the construction industry we often struggle to be paid fully for our works. On this occasion we employed Jacksons to help with a case. We subsequently were awarded all of our outstanding monies and interest , if needed again we would not hesitate to use Jacksons.

Guy Weston, Waterseal Ltd

A big thank you very much for your consistency throughout this difficult construction dispute. Your hard work, friendliness and professional ‘spot on’ approach to problems faced exceeded my expectations. Until my dealings with Jacksons Law my faith in the legal industry had diminished over the years, gladly now its restored, again a big thank you.

Ian Boyes, Prodrive Property Maintenance Ltd

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