Construction and Engineering Law
Our experienced team of construction lawyers specialise in contentious construction and engineering disputes, both in the UK and internationally. We act for employers, contractors, sub-contractors, developers and consultants.
Our advisory and dispute resolution work ranges from major infrastructure projects and large-scale developments to private building projects and we employ a broad range of methods of dispute resolution, including adjudication, arbitration, litigation, expert determination, conciliation and mediation to resolve disputes as quickly as possible given our knowledge of the time sensitive nature of the construction industry.
We have a strong and well-established reputation for providing pragmatic commercial advice and powerful and persuasive advocacy.
Our work covers:
Drafting and negotiating the terms of the building contract, whether industry standard forms or bespoke;
Advising on any obligations that you may have under agreements with third parties with an interest in the project (such as funders and tenants);
Providing support during and after the construction phase including contentious construction legal advice encompassing dispute avoidance and mitigation advisory work, adjudication, mediation, commercial negotiation and litigation in the Technology and Construction Court, Commercial Court and on appeal;
Investigating and advising on the avoidance, mitigation and resolution of delay, disruption, professional negligence, liquidated damages, payment, variation and termination disputes.
“Shaheen possesses a high calibre of knowledge and expertise with professionalism at the root of his focus. He has always provided me with a high standard of service and ensured I was kept up to date accordingly”
- Omair Ahmed
“Their handling of my property case was swift and professional. Without them it would have been a long and drawn out process. They came highly recommended and I would use them again without hesitation”
- Jason Pennycooke
“I approached Simao due to complex litigation with a property contractor. Simao offered excellent mediation and demonstrated an outstanding knowledge of construction contractual law and built an outstanding counterclaim. I could not recommend them more.”
- Carola Chiarpenello
Construction and Engineering Law case studies
Transfer of Tenancy Case Study
After BB’s marriage with VM broke down, VM issued an application in the Family Court to have BB’s tenancy transferred into her name and SR was added as an interested party as VM was also seeking to extinguish/transfer SR’s interest in the flat to herself.
Residential Construction Dispute Case Study
Black Antelope Law was instructed by CC, a residential homeowner, who had hired builders to carry out a complete renovation of her apartment. In breach of the timescales agreed upon, the builders did not deliver the project anywhere near on time, causing CC to incur further costs in arranging alternative accommodation.
Child Arrangements Case Study
The Mother opposed contact on the basis that: (i) she and the children had been the victims of domestic abuse at the hands of the Father; and (ii) the Father’s application was motivated by his desire to regularise his immigration status after the breakdown of their marriage. Both allegations were disputed by the Father.