Construction

Boyes Turner’s Construction team is supported by experts from our Development, Commercial property, Planning and Property dispute teams. We provide a one-stop shop for all contentious and non-contentious issues for key players in construction projects including contractors, owners/developers, sub-contractors, consultants and lenders.

The team works closely with clients from the preparation of project documentation prior to the commencement of a project, through to drawing up sub-contracts and collateral warranties as and when these are required. We regularly advise on professional appointments; building contracts and sub-contracts; collateral warranties; and bonds.

We have considerable experience in helping clients anticipate and prevent construction and engineering disputes including:

  • All types of standard forms disputes
  • Claims for defective works
  • Contract termination
  • Disputes with warranty providers such as the NHBC
  • Extensions of time
  • Final account disputes
  • Loss and expense

Where disputes arise we aim to solve problems quickly, cost-effectively and wherever possible without resorting to formal dispute resolution processes. However, where it is required, we are highly experienced in Technology and Construction Court litigation and can also help to resolve cases through adjudication, arbitration and mediation.

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What happens to liquidated damages for delay if a contractor or supplier does not reach completion?

Liquidated damages clauses are frequently used in construction contracts to compensate the employer for delay.

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Practically perfect in every way?

Although practical completion is a key stage in most construction projects, usually triggering the start of the rectification period, the release of retention and changes in insurance obligations, it is rare for the term practical completion to be defined within a contract.

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Over-estimation of costs in cladding repair leads to court allowing withdrawal of admission

In a rare case the Technology and Construction Court has allowed Laing O’Rourke to withdraw an admission it had made in proceedings brought by Wharfside Regeneration (Ipswich).

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Construction - the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and update on recent construction cases

04/04/2019 - For our next breakfast seminar I will be joined by Darren Smith from our Employment Group to review why it is now more important than ever that the construction sector ensures compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

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