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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The chief executive of Boyes Turner says ‘an exceptional year for an exceptional team’ has seen profits increase by more than 20% while revenue exceeded £15m for the first time in the law firm’s history.

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Cover pricing in the construction industry

In 2008 the Office of Fair Trading imposed fines of £129.2 million on 103 construction firms which it found had colluded with competitors when pricing building contracts. The fines resulted from what was, at the time, the OFT’s largest investigation under the Competition Act 1998. The practice known as “cover pricing” was found to be widespread within the industry. Given the press attention the case received at the time, the high profile names of some of the companies involved and the level of fines (even though a number were substantially reduced on appeal), there was an expectation that the industry would learn its lesson. That appears not to have been the case in light of a recent Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) decision.

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The tale of the Ugly Duckling that could not become a swan…

In the case of Freeborn v Marcal the dispute concerned the construction of a “cinema box”. Did the architect give permission without client approval?

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future events

Employment webinar: European redundancy issues

22/05/2019 - Following our Autumn European Webinar Series which focussed on disciplinary procedures our second mini-series will focus on the issues of individual and collective redundancies across a number of European Countries.

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Employment Webinar: Why productivity?

23/05/2019 - Our May webinar builds on the theme of Productivity and asks "Why productivity?"

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HR Conference: Unlocking productivity

13/06/2019 - How can HR positivity influence people management strategies to ensure management practices are properly evaluated and improved to increase productivity?

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Boyes Turner are proud to have received the following awards and recognition.

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