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Construction law

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 associates Roddy Cormack and 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:

"What we find very helpful is the amount of support and guidance they offer to help us try to resolve a dispute before engagement".  

Another commentator adds: "They are pragmatic, while keeping us safe from a legal perspective."

Worldwide research publication Legal 500 also recommends our construction work:

"The group undertakes non-contentious work for contractors, including conducting risk reviews and advising on construction and engineering contracts, as well as providing assistance in construction disputes. The team also advises other public and private sector clients on construction and procurement issues, and regularly acts for banks in the financing of developments. Stuart and Cormack assisted specialist mechanical and electrical engineering contractor Richard Irvin & Sons with negotiating sub-contract terms in relation to a PPP project for the construction of a new school. In another matter, Young and Cormack represented CFF Contractors as the pursuer in a dispute centred on recovering sums due under a contract." 

Roddy Cormack

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