We provide a first class service on all aspects of residential and commercial development.  We understand the importance of providing commercial, comprehensive advice at every stage - from initial consideration of a site to its acquisition, development and disposal. Our clients include major public companies, charities, independent and public sector developers, contractors and a wide range of clients in the construction field. The sites under development are very diverse, ranging from large mixed-use schemes on brown field sites to small residential developments.

Development

We offer expert and detailed advice on areas such as:

  • agreements relating to the acquisition of sites including conditional contracts, options, joint ventures and overage provisions
  • site assembly
  • planning and infrastructure agreements 
  • disposal following development (as well as advising on pre-let arrangements to end users we have a dedicated volume plot-selling capacity).

We are frequently mentioned in legal directories and peer reviews such as Chambers and Legal 500. The Legal 500 2012 praises our "highly commercial team" and the legal directory Chambers & Partners 2013 commends our team for its practical and commercial view "making a deal happen fast"

Construction

We can assist on all aspects of construction projects including the preparation or approval of all project documents including:

  • building contracts and sub-contracts (industry standard or bespoke)
  • consultants' appointments
  • collateral warranties and third party rights
  • performance bonds and parent company guarantees.

Construction dispute resolution

We advise on disputes involving construction projects, including:

  • disputes relating to:
    - the contract terms
    - final accounts including delay and extensions of time claims
    - defective work/remedial works.
  • adjudication
  • arbitration
  • alternative dispute resolution
  • professional negligence

Read more about our construction dispute resolution services.

Charges are usually based on our hourly rates plus administrative charges and disbursements. We will provide you with an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this as your requirements or the circumstances of the work change.

We may also be able to offer fixed priced options for clients depending on their budget and the size, type and complexity of the work involved.

We would be pleased to discuss your requirements free of charge and tailor a costs proposal accordingly.

RICS

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction.

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The Land Registry

Land Registry is a government department created in 1862 to register the ownership of land and property in England and Wales.

www.gov.uk/landregistry

British Property Federation (BPF)

The British Property Federation is a membership organisation devoted to representing the interests of all those involved in property ownership and investment.

www.bpf.org.uk