Construction Contracts

Led by Tony Norris, Geldards LLP has one of the best regarded and ‘hugely respected’ Infrastructure & Construction law teams in the market.

Our core practice area is advising our clients on risk allocation and management of the project during the construction and defects phases. Throughout the contract procurement and strategy process, whether that is design and build or traditional, JCT or NEC or a one-off bespoke format, we will work carefully with you to ensure thorough consideration is given to achieve the appropriate risk profile. This includes the risk allocation on performance, cost and financial issues; insurance and indemnities and the difficulties that arise on complex refurbishment projects to cover damage to the existing structure; the current market trends on insurable risks and any limitations / exclusions of liability.

We understand that collaboration and innovation is critical. We work with our clients and the industry on creating frameworks including the SWWF and WGCD framework and calling off from others like SCAPE, CCS, ESPO and the DfE. But, we are also highly aware that without pre-empting future issues and changes in law or market conditions, projects may run over budget and suffer delays.

Our dedicated construction specialists with in-depth understanding of the industry will support you wherever you are in the supply chain, be that local authorities, developers, contractors, sub-contractors, funding institutions, consultants and other construction professionals. We work in all sectors including industrial and distribution, offices, retail, hotel and leisure, education, automotive, health, housing and student accommodation.

We have advised our clients to deliver projects for many household names including Aldi, BBC, Boots, Costa, Lidl, McDonalds, Pendragon, Premier Inn, Redrow Homes and Travis Perkins.

We are known for our practical approach and commitment to getting the job done. We are supported by our specialist colleagues from finance, intellectual property, planning and environment, procurement and commercial property and are therefore uniquely placed to bring a 360° view to a transaction and give a truly seamless service. In an industry where profit margins are slim and risks high, you can trust in our comprehensive understanding, pragmatic and sustainable approach and reliability.

Related expertise include: Construction Disputes, Infrastructure, Planning & Environmental, Public Sector Regeneration & Development, Renewable Energy.

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What clients say

"The Geldards construction team is simply brilliant: they have tremendous strength both in transactional work and disputes, they are particularly well known for their expertise in complex, high value arbitrations concerning Welsh infrastructure."

Construction, Wales, Legal 500 2023

"The Geldards construction team is a powerhouse: The team has a notable international focus as well, and have helped facilitate major infrastructure investment into Wales and the Midlands.’"

Construction, Midlands, Legal 500 2023

"Geldards provides extremely good guidance and support throughout the case."

Construction, Wales, Chambers & Partners 2023

"We always receive an excellent service. They are extremely effective in helping us solve problems and advising on the best way to proceed."

Construction, Wales, Chambers & Partners 2021

"The contracts have been robust, and for the first time prior to engaging Geldards, we have a performance mechanism that we are able to manage and is fit for purpose. This has recently allowed us to part ways with an under-performing contractor without it costing us."

Construction, Wales, Legal 500 2022

"Gosh they are good. Experienced, technically astute and always unruffled. The team is particularly known for acting for major regional employers or contractors. They are frequently against top tier London firms, yet time and again secure fantastic results in major arbitrations and adjudications. "

Construction, East Midlands, Legal 500 2022

"Geldards’ construction team is worthy of every accolade thrown at it. They are responsive, knowledgeable, savvy, and are quick to understand the nub of every dispute. "

Construction, Wales, Legal 500 2022

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