Construction law

Hero Aberdeen Lighthouse

Efficient, pragmatic and extensive experience in both contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering law.

Ranked in international legal directories Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, our team has extensive experience in contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering law for contractors and consultants in the traditional building sector.

We work with landlords, tenants and funders, employers and procurers, to protect our clients’ interests. We have excellent knowledge of the oil and gas sector supply chain.

Our services include risk reviews, analysis and negotiation of construction and engineering contracts, provision of construction and procurement advice.

We know how to quickly solve disputes by negotiation, adjudication, litigation, mediation or arbitration.

Partners Jennifer Young and Sarah Stuart, together with senior associate Karen Cameron, are renowned for quality counsel.

What our clients and peers say

The work of our construction team is endorsed by clients within research carried out by international legal directory Chambers and Partners:

Respected practice traditionally known for the provision of construction and procurement advice to contractors in the oil and gas supply chain, especially in the Aberdeen and Inverness markets. Strong practice in rural development projects, with increasing strength in contractual and professional negligence disputes. Also acts for a significant number of developers, subcontractors and private clients.

Market sources comment:

"They are friendly, responsive and just good to deal with. They've been guiding us through construction disputes professionally and with expertise," reports a client.

Jennifer Young is adept at assisting clients with a wide range of construction matters, including the drafting and negotiation of contracts and acting in adjudications. "Her legal expertise is very good when guiding us through disputes," notes one client. Another highlights her "good knowledge of contractual matters."

Sarah Stuart regularly acts for clients in construction disputes. "She has very good knowledge of litigation and construction matters. She’s calm and reliable and also a good problem solver," remarks an interviewee.

Research carried out by legal directory Legal 500 also rates our construction work.

Ledingham Chalmers LLP's 'friendly and welcoming' team frequently assists funders, housebuilders and contractors with contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering law matters, including those at the interface with procurement law. The 'down-to-earth' Jennnifer Young heads the team.

Sources comment:

'The team has a genuine desire to secure good outcomes for the client.'

'They are quick to respond, even at short notice and within challenging timescales.'

'Extremely good advice.'

'The practice is well resourced with experienced staff to deal with all aspects of our legal requirements.'