Commercial construction

Commercial construction

Our specialist commercial construction team is focused on providing legal solutions to the entire construction sector.

We advise on both contentious and non-contentious matters involving UK and international construction, engineering and procurement. Our clients include private and public sector employers, developers, contractors, consultants, funders and the surety market.

The team advises on developing procurement strategies and the analysis and allocation of construction risk. We review, draft, amend and negotiate all forms of construction documentation including professional appointments, collateral warranties, bespoke and standard form building contracts and sub-contracts, bonds, and guarantees.

Throughout construction and engineering projects, we provide inter-contractual and contract administration advice to help provide value to our clients and address any issues between parties at an early stage. We adopt a commercial and legal approach to prevent disputes from escalating. However, when they do, we have the capacity and expertise to resolve large and complex disputes through adjudication, mediation, negotiation, arbitration, and litigation.

We work closely with other Kennedys teams, particularly our Real Estate team, to provide our clients with an all-round service. We also collaborate with our Corporate, Banking, Aviation and Health and Safety teams on transactions across all sectors of the property industry.  

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2022 construction forecast: trends and future risks

2021 proved to be a particularly challenging year for the construction industry hampered by the pandemic, Brexit and climate related risks. In spite of this, UK construction output rose 1.4% in January 2022 month-on-month, hitting its highest level since September 2019. We provide an overview of the business critical topics for the construction sector and insurers including ESG risks, disruptive technology and supply chain impacts.

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Our commercial construction expertise

Market recognition
  • The Legal 500 UK Leading Firm 2023

    Leading Firm

    The Legal 500 UK 2023

  • Uk Leading Firm 2022

    Leading Firm

    The Legal 500 UK 2022

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    Leading Firm

    The Legal 500 UK 2021