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Construction Lawyers

We go the extra mile to help you achieve successful construction projects.

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Construction projects require careful advice and support at every stage of the process, from inception to completion, as otherwise there can be costly consequences.

We provide the commercially-focused advice needed to handle key construction issues to enable projects to be well structured from the outset and which, once up and running, run as smoothly as possible. If there are bumps in the road, then we can advise on how those bumps can be removed in the most commercially advantageous, time efficient way.  

Our team is made up of experienced construction lawyers, including Partners who have decades’ of experience in construction law. It is headed by dual-qualified Quantity Surveyor and Solicitor Barry Goodall who has a strong track record in this area.

Our expertise

We provide support on all aspects of non-contentious construction services, ranging from advice on procurement through to the drafting of main contract and sub-contract terms, consultants’ appointments, development agreements, warranties, guarantees, novations and bonds.    

We also provide strong commercial advice if difficulties arise during the course of your project under all forms of contract, with our team guiding clients through the issues and, if needed, through adjudication, arbitration, litigation or mediation. We have a deep understanding of the issues faced on construction and engineering projects ranging from delay and extension of time claims and loss and expense through to issues of termination and professional negligence.

We act for a broad range of national and international contractors, sub-contractors as well as household name retailers, large commercial developers, registered providers of social housing and land owners.

We have been involved in diverse projects such as student accommodation, distribution centres, regeneration projects, and large infrastructure projects such as Hinkley Point C and the Mersey Gateway Bridge.

Our team also speaks at conferences and carries out in-house training to pass on its knowledge and experience.

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We have always had excellent and considered advice and see Jennie [Jones] and her team as one of our preferred sources for legal assistance and sage counsel. The additional benefit is that Jennie has always presented herself in a practical, approachable and accessible manner, making the often stressful situation of dealing with legal issues a calmer experience.

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[We] regularly engage with [Brabners] for advice on a wide range of non-contentious and transactional construction and engineering matters. Advising across the Group, Jennie [Jones] continues to build wide-ranging relationships of trust and confidence, which are enhanced by her excellent customer service, communication and all-round responsiveness… this is helping to drive education within the business which represents excellent value for money.

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Jennie [Jones] is an extremely professional and competent lawyer with particular expertise in drafting contracts and associated documentation. Her experience and ability to deliver is formidable. I would certainly recommend Jennie for any contractual related issues.

Client feedback

[We] always receive an excellent service from Jennie [Jones], her professional approach is efficient, reliable and has an extensive knowledge of our associated industry. We would have no hesitation in giving the highest possible recommendation.

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The training session delivered by Brabners was very informative and delivered in an interactive and engaging format… [it was] great to refresh the key talking points/ information on the contracts that we use… great insight into contracts and Building Safety Act.

Tier one construction company

We engaged with Brabners for a quasi in-house legal counsel and its service has been excellent, covering a vast array of topics. Expertise and in-depth knowledge has been invaluable. A unique aspect is the personable feel which accompanies Brabners' service, making often complex legal issues much easier to understand.

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