Paris Smith’s team of Construction specialists draws on expertise from our Commercial Property and Dispute Resolution teams.
Providing a full construction service, including drafting and advice on all construction documentation and assistance with all types of construction disputes, including arbitrations and adjudications as well as construction-related insolvency advice.
Building Contract amendments and negotiation (JCT suite, NEC suite and bespoke contracts)
Third Party Rights
Transfer of Title in goods
Letters of Intent
Pre-Contract Services Agreements
Risk Reviews of Construction documents
Insolvency of key parties including Main Contractors
Enforcement of Adjudication decisions
Relevant Event procedures including Pay-Less Notices and Termination Notices
Alternative Dispute Resolution proceedings including mediation and arbitration
Advising a multi-national company on a contract dispute in the Technology and Construction Court which resulted in the client company successfully recovering what was due to them from a supplier
Acting for Employer following insolvency of the Main Contractor
Advising a number of large retail clients (including the Co-Operative Group) on acquisitions of newly-constructed premises
Advising a local school on refurbishment works to their canteen area
Advising a local charity on site acquisition and construction of a community café and project space
Acting for a charity client in a £2mllion claim against an Architect for defective design of a commercial building and failure to inspect works. This involved project managing a large team of lawyers, experts and client representatives and attending regular Board of Trustee meetings to reassure the charity on the course of the litigation.
Defending a case for a M & E contractor who was being blamed for delays on site.
Pursuing a £400,000 debt owed to a contractor for technical marine surveys for an offshore development via the High Court (insolvency) process.
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