Our construction lawyers have extensive experience of drafting intricate, but user-friendly contracts tailored to specific development projects and designed to minimise uncertainty and delay. We also have a comprehensive understanding of all the main industry forms of contracts.
We have facilitated numerous projects in London and the South East, from improving the nation’s infrastructure and redeveloping iconic buildings to building hotels, colleges and affordable housing.
When problems do occur, we provide clear, practical and commercial advice. We will discuss the issues with you frankly and work out whether settlement, adjudication, arbitration, court proceedings or methods such as mediation are the best way forward.
Experienced construction dispute lawyers will work with you and your team to ensure disputes are settled swiftly, cost-effectively and to your satisfaction.
Our clients include large development companies and contractors, government departments, banks and local councils.
Talk to us about
- Construction and engineering contracts
- Partnering agreements
- Project vehicles
- Letters of intent
- Pre-construction services agreements
- Collateral warranties
- Novation agreements
- Performance bonds
- Parent company and other guarantees
- Acceleration agreements
- Crane licences
- Assignments and novations
- Purchase and supplier agreements
- Risk assessment
- Public Procurement regulations
- Construction disputes
William Mackie’s peers describe him as “a well-known development lawyer” and add: “His clients love him.” He acts for developers, house builders and landowners.
[The construction team] has considerable strength in the housing and residential sector, and strong links with education institutions.
[The construction team] represents a range of high-profile clients in construction issues arising out of property portfolios.
[The construction team] is praised for its “understanding and responsiveness.”
The construction team advises on all stages of the construction process, aided by its close links with the firm’s planning, property and corporate groups.
Clients praise this firm as being “trustworthy, efficient, capable and responsive.”
Bill Mackie is described as “diligent and precise”
Cripps’ ‘excellent and proactive’ team continues to act for both local and central government clients in high-profile mandates, including major infrastructure projects.
We’ve worked with Cripps since our foundation 10 years ago and have been very satisfied with the service we’ve received over a number of areas, from land and property through to planning and construction.
We’ve always received a very prompt and professional service with a high standard of attention to detail balanced with approachability and a willingness to discuss issues and find workable and practical solutions.
“When we embarked on the historic £40 million refurbishment programme of our estate there was never any doubt that we would fully engage Cripps in the project.”
We very much view Cripps as trusted business advisers and as valued business partners.
They take the extra step of really getting to know our business drivers, risks etc. and adapt their service to meet our needs accordingly.
“As well as being the College’s legal advisers we have established a business relationship over many years that extends significantly beyond the ordinary client and lawyer working pattern.”
“They focus on beneficial outcomes rather than just outputs and that approach delivers significant success. We wouldn’t have achieved the results we have without their invaluable support.”
James Lee is "helpful and efficient" as well as "extremely effective."
"They are willing to offer clear advice and are all very personable and easy to deal with while being very efficient."
"They understand our language, know what's important to us and know our companies."
'efficient response times'