Our Construction & Engineering lawyers

provide legal and commercial solutions that add value to any project, from the concept phase and throughout the construction process.

Impactful Matters

Detail oriented, but also reasonable and solution oriented.

Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Very strong renewable energy knowledge, with commercial acumen to capture technical commercial agreements in legal documents.

Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Clients appreciate that "they have a very commercial approach."

Chambers Global 2020

Construction & Engineering

Our Construction and Engineering lawyers understand the importance of getting a project to completion on time and within budget.

We offer dedicated, experienced Construction and Engineering lawyers who provide legal and commercial solutions that add value to any project, from the concept phase and throughout construction. In the event that disputes arise, our team will ensure that your rights are properly protected.

Our team advises all participants in construction and engineering projects, including owners, contractors, professionals and supporting businesses. This gives us the ability to understand the requirements of all the stakeholders in construction and engineering projects, while aiming to support and achieve our clients’ objectives.

Our Construction and Engineering team has expertise in all the major sectors of the economy, including:

  • Energy (renewable and fossil fuel).
  • Transport.
  • Infrastructure.
  • Mining.
  • Process plants.
  • Civil construction.

Our services include:

  • Drafting and negotiating of all contractual arrangements whether bespoke contracts or customising the suite of FIDIC, NEC 3 and JBCC contracts.
  • Advice on the form and content of security packages, including bonds and guarantees, risk mitigation, insurance and the impact of regulatory and environmental legislation.
  • Dispute resolution including mediation, DABs, expert determination, arbitration and litigation, nationally, regionally and globally.
  • Particular expertise relating to all types of claims that arise from construction contracts, from construction contracts, including delay claims, P&G claims, etc.

Sector Rankings

  • Chambers Global 2017–2020 ranked our Construction & Engineering sector in Band 2 for construction and from 2013–2016 ranked us in Band 3 for construction.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2016–2020 recommended us in Tier 2 for construction.
  • African Construction and Engineering Team of the Year 2016 awarded to our team in the African Legal Awards.

Ranked Practitioners

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 and 2020 recommended Timothy Baker for construction.

  • Chambers Global 2020 ranked Emma Dempster in Band 4 for Projects & Energy. Chambers Global 2019 ranked Emma as up and coming in Projects & Energy. The Legal 500 EMEA 2018-2020 recommended Emma for projects & infrastructure and for construction in 2020. IFLR1000 2020 was listed as a highly regarded lawyer for project development and project finance. IFLR1000 2017–2018 recommended her as a leading lawyer (rising star) for project development and project finance.

  • Chambers Global 2020 ranked Joe Whittle in Band 3 for construction. Chambers Global 2016–2019 ranked him in Band 4 for construction. The Legal 500 EMEA 2017–2020 recommended him for construction.

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 ranked Siviwe Mcetywa as a rising star for construction.