Chris is considered by his clients to be “extremely proactive” and excels in regeneration projects, funding transactions and complex commercial developments. He is recognised by the Legal 500 as a ‘leading individual’ in the sector. Chris has a strong reputation for high levels of client service combined with a strong sense of commercial awareness, and is considered the ‘go-to’ construction specialist for several of the East Midlands’ largest developers and contractors. With an in-depth understanding of the industry, Chris will support you wherever you are in the supply chain, including local authorities, developers, contractors, funding institutions and other construction professionals.

Chris has a proven track record in risk management and project delivery and has extensive experience of:

  • Interfacing multiple construction contracts and consultants’ appointments on fundable terms
  • Insurance issues and the interfacing of the different policies; namely Works Insurance, PL and PI
  • Market expectations on contractual terms which limit the liability of the project team.

Chris has particular expertise in funding arrangements and advises large regional and national clients on security requirements for high value projects. His knowledge of regeneration work means he has been retained to advise public sector clients on some of the East Midlands’ largest regeneration projects.

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What clients say

"Chris is an exceptional lawyer, who’s industry knowledge is second to none."

Legal 500 2024

"Geldards have been brilliant to work with on our Moorways Sports Village project. We consider Chris our go-to specialist on all the construction aspects of our transactions and we look forward to working with him in the future."

Client Quote

"Ability to get matters sorted, in particular Chris Hawrylak."

Legal 500 2023

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