Construction and Engineering
IBB's Construction and Engineering team has considerable expertise in the field of construction and engineering law and a comprehensive understanding of industry practices, methods of procurement, and specialist documentation. The team’s clients include banks, institutions, funds, developers, house builders, contractors, manufacturers, fabricators, suppliers, consultants, local government, and national charities.
Our lawyers help clients at inception with the assembly of the team and the selection of suitable procurement structures and we work with them through the design and construction phases of their projects. Our market knowledge allows us to draft and negotiate project documentation in a way which protects our clients whilst satisfying the requirements of our clients’ lenders and other interested third parties. We are familiar with and regularly advise on the standard form contracts used in the construction and engineering industries for both the domestic and overseas markets. This extends to providing in-house training programmes to our clients and industry bodies.
We are here to help if issues arise during the course of your project, including matters in relation to payment, access, termination, defects, performance testing, practical completion and insurance.
We recognise that parties can sometimes end up in dispute. Our lawyers are experienced in the different methods of dispute resolution used in the construction and engineering industries including mediation, adjudication, expert determination, arbitration and court proceedings (in the Technology and Construction Court and higher courts).
The services we provide include:
- building the team and selecting the procurement route
- development agreements
- development loan facilities
- building contracts and professional appointments
- contracts for the supply, installation and maintenance of specialist mechanical and electrical plant
- warranties and third party rights
- guarantees and bonds
- crane oversailing and scaffolding licences
- due diligence audits for banks and other financial institutions
- in-house training
- adjudications, expert determination, mediations, arbitration and court proceedings
The team is recommended for its work in the Chambers and Partners Legal Directory and in the Legal 500.
“…some stellar feedback from clients. The group has created a strong profile in the market for both contentious and non-contentious construction” Chambers and Partners UK
“Superb responsiveness and value for money.” Chambers and Partners UK
“Paul Brampton is praised for his efficiency and pragmatism, which match that of the team as a whole.” Chambers and Partners UK
“This Uxbridge firm's construction practice continues to impress clients with its cost-effective service and the high degree of partner involvement on offer. It is making its mark on the health sector, having recently advised the Teenage Cancer Trust on its multimillion-pound programme of funding and procuring developments at NHS hospital sites across the UK. It acts for a range of funder, developer and contractor clients. Paul Brampton is praised by clients for his ‘excellent attention to detail’” Chambers and Partners UK
“Clients appreciate the ‘expertise and delivery of Paul Brampton’ at IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)” Legal 500
The Legal 500 in 2012 says:
“IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s ‘excellent’ and ‘authoritative’ practice is the sole adviser to Teenage Cancer Trust, and represented The Disabilities Trust in the development of an independent hospital in Swindon. Paul Brampton is ‘very authoritative’.”
Chambers in 2013 says:
This team has great expertise in the industrial, hotel and leisure sectors, and acts for a number of major developer clients such as Jansons, Chancerygate and Frontier Estates. Alongside this work, it also enjoys a considerable reputation for its work in health and charities, and the team currently advises the Disabilities Trust on the construction of hospitals for people with learning difficulties. "They can cover your legal requirements from a number of angles and are a safe pair of hands" clients say.
Paul Brampton has produced a free webinar titled: Construction Act Changes.