The Real Estate and Construction sector is rapidly evolving as numerous challenges from COVID-19, Brexit, labour and materials shortages to Building and Fire Safety presenting both opportunities and risks.
Whether you are a UK or international organisation, or an individual with needs across the full spectrum of the real estate and construction sector, we will work alongside you to meet your business needs and objectives.
Our experience in these sectors is broad and deep. Unlike many other law firms, our way of working is collaborative with one Construction, Real Estate and Disputes team that sits at the heart of our firm. We believe our role is to be more than just lawyers but to anticipate your needs, in a long-term, sustainable way, whatever your project or goal. With experience in some of the most challenging and complex assignments, we aim to get to know you and your business from the outset, allowing us to bring real insight and value.
We have a genuine enthusiasm for the exciting projects that happen in this space. We can assist you with advice that spans the full property asset life-cycle – from the planning and development stages to the point of sale.
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UK Construction Law Update: What Happened in 2021? What can we expect in 2022?
The panel will cover a number of key construction law topics to ensure you stay in the loop
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Topland Group on two key transactions
Topland Group is one of the largest multi-billion pound, privately owned investment groups.
Expert Shopping – Seeking to rely on a new expert
A practice known as expert shopping may see the court order the disclosure of the previous experts.
Are collateral warranties also “construction contracts”? Court of Appeal to consider.
The road to net zero begins with data.
Chi Mount writes for Building on the differences between a reasonable skill and care obligation and a fitness for purpose obligation
Chi explains the differences between a reasonable skill and care obligation and a fitness for purpose obligation.
James Worthington quoted by Construction Law on the Private Member’s Bill proposing to abolish cash retentions within construction contracts
A Private Member’s Bill proposing to abolish cash retentions within construction contracts has had its first reading in the House of Lords.
Fiona Edmond and Kerry Stares write for Estates Gazette on how sustainable building design is evolving to meet the demand for positive environmental and social impact
As a sector, real estate and construction is very much in the sustainability spotlight.
Helen Coward quoted by Construction News and eprivateclient on the Residential Property Developers Tax
The tax on residential development work to help fund remedial building-safety works will be set at 4 per cent.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises shareholders of eCommonSense on sale to ECI Software Solutions
eCommonSense is a technology solutions provider focused on the construction and building materials supply sectors.
John Doyle Construction in the Court of Appeal: enforcing adjudication is all a matter of (net) balance for companies in liquidation...
Who will carry the risk? Professional indemnity crisis in construction
The UK government announced details of its ban on the use of combustible materials on high rise buildings.
Construction Update on Building Safety and the Golden Thread
Find out about the construction update on Building Safety and the Golden Thread.
David Savage quoted by Construction News on VAT refunds under the reverse charge system
HMRC is set to compensate some construction firms for delays to reverse-charge VAT scheme repayments.
Andrew Keeley quoted by Construction Law on the Government’s latest National Construction & Infrastructure Pipeline
The latest Construction & Infrastructure Pipeline details planned procurements and represents the highest level of investment ever.
When can you set off claims against different elements of a project
The Court’s decision raises important drafting considerations for construction contracts involving multiple elements of a project.
Drafting terms and conditions or negotiating a contract? Be wary of "unusual" and "exorbitant" exclusion clauses
When drafting a set of terms and conditions, companies must adhere to the requirements contained in the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
International Arbitration in India and Around the World
Rupa Lakha joined the panel discussing the latest developments in construction and dispute resolution.
Collateral Warranties – Are they also a ‘Construction Contract’?
What are collateral warranties and what do they mean for your construction contracts? Read more here.
Construct.Law - Summer 2021
Click here to read the summer edition of our construction & infrastructure publication - Construct.law