Construction Contract Solicitors


Our team of construction contract specialists are experts in their field. We provide practical and effective solutions in respect of drafting, amending or negotiating contracts.

There are a range of contracts that are used in the construction and engineering industry. If there is any complexity about a project, there will often be comprehensive negotiations and considerations to take into account, right up to the completion of the project and beyond.

Free Initial Discussion

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on +44 (0) 203 909 9590 or email us at contactus@ridgemont.co and a member of our commercial construction team will get back to you.

Construction Contracts

All contracts need to be clear and comprehensive so that the complex relationships between all parties are properly managed.

We can provide legal advice in relation to negotiating, drafting and amending of construction contracts of all forms, including:

We can also advise on parallel contracts such as bonds, guarantees and warranties that are usually involved in major projects and must be drafted to precision to avoid unnecessary risks, these include:

  • Collateral warranties
  • Parent company guarantees
  • Performance bonds
  • Retention bonds

We have the experience needed to manage and deal with a wide range of contractual issues, including responsibilities, funding terms, payment terms and conflict resolution criteria. We also have a sound understanding of how courts and third parties may interpret contract terms.

Disputes

If a dispute arises either during the project or after its completion, we are also able to provide specific, expert advice and assistance. While we take the view that it is invariably better to seek to resolve matters outside of court, sometimes disputes cannot be avoided.

The choice of legal proceedings will usually depend on the terms of the relevant contract. Each case will be extensively examined and our recommendations will depend on the most advantageous assessment for our client in their specific circumstances.

Our objective is always to deliver a timely and cost-effective solution to any dispute.

We can also advise clients on:

Why Choose us

We have been involved in with a wide range of construction contract matters.

Our style is to be proactive and work with you and other advisers to achieve your objectives. Our depth and breadth of expertise enable us to add value by making sure contracts are dealt with in the most robust manner.

We aim to work with you to help to deliver your projects successfully and efficiently and to resolve disputes as swiftly as possible.

We are able to clearly explain the legal issues and provide you with expert advice in your specific circumstances.

Testimonials

Ziad Mir, B-Line - “Ridgemont have advised us on a number of matters and provide straight forward, accurate advice in a way that is easily understood.  They are currently advising us on on-going legal proceedings and we feel safe in the knowledge that they have it under control.”

Key Contacts

John graduated from the University of Liverpool before qualifying at Nottingham Law School in 2005. He went on to spend three years in the Paris and London offices of Eversheds.

For more than 10 years, he has advised a range of stakeholders in the construction and property industries on contentious and non-contentious matters. He conducts adjudications and high court litigation on behalf of developers, contractors and other participants, with a pragmatic and ‘thinking outside the box’ approach to settlement.

With years of experience of the enforcement of adjudication awards at the High Court, John has advised on matters relating to subsistence, liquidated damages claims, extensions of time/delays and a range of other matters. He has a great deal of experience in advising clients on property-related fraud and in providing commercial brokerage. John has been published in numerous journals and magazines.

John specialises in construction and engineering disputes, with experience in defects, extensions of time, loss and expense, delays, practical completion, defects liability period, adjudication, litigation, arbitration, mediation, JCT, NEC, technology and construction court, claims, projects, experts, professionals, PI, professional negligence, architects, engineers, QS, construction professionals, contractors, employers and building contracts.

Graduating from King’s College London in 1986 and going on to achieve his Msc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution there in 2015, John was Senior Associate Construction Lawyer for Dentons for 15 years before setting up his own consulting firm. He has also been a columnist for the Property Law Journal since 2010.

Alex is in the enviable position as having been managing director of a main contractor business for ten years, before training as a solicitor at national firm Wragge & Co (now part of Gowling WLG). Alex moved to Veale Wasbrough in Bristol and was quickly made Partner. In 2002 Alex set up his own practice, Standish Associates, which was acquired by Ridgemont in 2020.

Technically excellent, Alex’s sector experience enables him to grasp issues quickly and provide clear, pragmatic advice. Alex always seeks to ensure swift, personal service, informed advice and cost effective solutions.

Having gained her combined BA and MA Degree in Law at Università degli Studi di Padova in Veneto, Italy, and gone on to achieve a Graduate Diploma in Law at London’s BPP Law School, Cecilia joined Ridgemont in February 2020. With a focus on property and construction litigation, multi-lingual Cecilia also works to expand Ridgemont’s already thriving Italian desk.

How to Get in Contact

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on +44 (0) 203 909 9590 or email us at contactus@ridgemont.co and a member of our commercial construction team will get back to you.

We specialise in construction law and real estate matters and have an excellent reputation across the country. We can assist wherever you are in the based and have offices in central London.