Public Sector Construction

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 throughout the process. 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 3600 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.

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What clients say

"The construction team at Geldards has by far the best industry knowledge of any legal practice we have worked on. Their ability to ‘back to back’ legal documents with their commercial team is second to none. They always provide us with the confidence that our risk and exposure is covered."

Legal 500 2024

"Geldards have been excellent and are very available to provide advice."

Chambers & Partners 2024

"We have had some tight response times and were never let down."

Construction, Wales, Chambers & Partners 2021

"The advice is provided in a timely manner and in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible."

Construction, Wales, Chambers & Partners 2022

"The Geldards construction team is a powerhouse: they have tremendous strength both in transactional work and disputes. 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

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