David Savage, Partner
David advises employers, contractors, and consultants on a wide range of construction, energy and civil engineering matters, both domestically and internationally.
David advises employers, contractors, and consultants on a wide range construction, energy and civil engineering matters, both domestically and internationally. He also advises the firm’s private clients on high value residential construction projects. David has a wide experience of working on the various forms of standard conditions such as JCT, ICE, NEC, MF/1, IChemE and FIDIC, as well as numerous bespoke forms of construction contract. He advises on the full scope of construction issues ranging from procurement/contract strategies through to dispute avoidance and resolution.
In his international work, David is particularly focussed on the Middle East region, working closely with Charles Russell Speechlys' Manama, Doha an Dubai offices. He has delivered training on FIDIC and the IChemE international contracts in both the UK and throughout the Middle East region, including in Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Syria. David has had articles and commentary published in Building and Construction News, and is an editor of 'Partnering and Collaborative Working' (published by Informa Professional).
David is recognised as a 'Leading Individual' in The Legal 500 and ranked as a Band 1 partner in Chambers & Partners for Construction. He has a large following on social media, where he blogs about construction law, technology change in the construction sector, and the construction sector more broadly.
David is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Advising the Bahrain Government’s Ministry of Transport & Telecommunications on the USD$1.1bn redevelopment of Bahrain’s airport in Manama, based on modified FIDIC contracts.
- Advising on a £400m ten year redevelopment programme for the UK’s leading viral diseases (livestock and animal to human) science facility, based on modified GC Works contracts and NEC3/4 contracts.
- Advising a leading independent school on the construction procurement and contracts for a £60m five year sports facilities redevelopment project, based on modified JCT contracts.
- Advising on a major FIDIC based residential construction project in eastern Europe.
- Training a leading Middle East based waste water company on the use of IChemE international model form contracts.
John Doyle Construction in the Court of Appeal: enforcing adjudication is all a matter of (net) balance for companies in liquidation...
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.
Infra.law - Spring 2021
Click here to read the latest edition of our construction and infrastructure publication, Infra.Law.
VAT Reverse Charge for Construction: Now, never, later?
David Savage quoted by Construction Law on the confusion over construction contract liabilities arising from Covid-19
An increase in construction disputes relating to time and cost impacts of Covid-19 related project impacts has been seen.
Is UK construction missing out on Research & Development tax credits?
Construction and Development in the COVID-19 Era: Lessons Learned and How to Use them
Our recent webinar focusing on how challenges can become opportunities, particularly relevant as England has now entered another lockdown.
David Savage quoted by Property Week on building cladding and fire safety in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire
David Savage interviewed by LexisNexis on the impact of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 on the construction sector
Construct.Law - Summer 2020
Welcome to our summer edition of Construct.Law bringing your legal and commercial insight into issues facing the construction industry.
David Savage quoted by Property Week on the implications of the draft Building Safety Bill
David Savage writes for the Practical Law Construction blog on Global supply chains in the Covid-19 era
Global supply chains in the COVID-19 era: 10 things we have learned so far…
Budget 2020: Rishi relief for problem cladding leaseholders?
David Savage writes for the Practical Law Construction blog on his thoughts for the new decade in the construction industry
Smart contracts, blockchain and construction dispute resolution
David Savage writes an article for Practical Law Construction about smart contracts' impact on construction dispute resolution processes.
London developers embrace the benefits of building up
Our second Building Up event looked at how new techniques and developments in the construction of tall buildings.
Construct.Law - Winter 2019
Welcome to our winter edition of Construct.Law bringing you legal and commercial insight into issues facing the construction industry.
Infra. Law - Autumn 2018
Welcome to the latest edition of Infra.Law bringing you insight into issues facing the domestic and international infrastructure sector.
David Savage writes for the The Daily Telegraph: It’s time for construction to build a digitised future