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Practice Areas

Construction & Engineering

We have a strong and dedicated team of construction lawyers who have considerable expertise in all types of construction and engineering disputes. Not only do we specialize in professional negligence claims against engineers, architects, design contractors, project managers and other building professionals, but we also have a wealth of experience in dealing with the many different disputes which can arise on a building project between both employers and contractors and also between contractors and their subcontractors, including disputes as to contract terms, loss and expense claims, delay and disruption, defective work and final account disputes. 

We act for a wide range of professionals, contractors, employers, funders, insurers and suppliers, providing not only advice in relation to, for example, PFI issues, public procurement law or the drafting of contracts, but also specialist advocacy in many different forums.

We are highly knowledgeable of the construction industry, its standard form contracts, its practices and customs. We have been involved with disputes involving all types of construction project including football stadiums, airports, water treatment plants, highways, tunnels, hospitals, power stations, off-shore oil and gas installations, pipelines, power process and waste water treatment plants, retail shopping centres, car parks, office blocks and residential developments.

We all appear regularly in court and in particular in the Technology and Construction Court.  We all have considerable experience of drafting documents for and presenting cases in adjudications.  We are also frequently involved in arbitrations, both domestic and international.

In the words of one of the leading legal directories, 4 New Square has ‘had a key role in many of the larger construction disputes, particularly those with a professional indemnity flavour. The Wembley litigation and the Castlepoint dispute are but two examples of the headline-grabbing cases they have had involvement in.’

Many of us are recommended individually in both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.