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Our construction, infrastructure and projects team advises clients in both the public and private sectors on all aspects of construction and engineering projects and disputes.

We have a proven track record of successfully advising clients involved in projects and disputes in the construction and infrastructure sectors. Our team has extensive experience of advising clients in a wide range of projects from housing, commercial and retail to infrastructure, transport and renewable energy. We also carry out due diligence work for funders involved in development or project finance.

Reliable legal support is essential to ensure that your business is protected and that your project is delivered on budget and time. Often this is a team effort and involves us working closely with you and your consultants. Having the legal knowledge to advise on what needs to be reflected in the project documents from the outset is key. Prevention is always better and cheaper than cure.

When disputes arise, we use our knowledge and experience to help you resolve them in the quickest and most cost effective way, whatever their type and size. Whether this is through advising in the background, negotiation, adjudication or litigation, we ensure that your business is placed in the strongest possible position to achieve the best result.

Last but not least, we have an approach to our work which we know our clients appreciate. Having the knowledge is one thing but applying it in a commercial and practical way is what we believe we do best.

Why use us?

  • Our team has a UK-wide reputation and an extensive, enviable client list.
  • We are a ‘one stop shop’ able to advise on all aspects of construction law, unlike many of our competitors.
  • We advise on all types of construction, infrastructure and projects including contractual advice and disputes.  We also have a core professional negligence offering.

Key contact

Ioan Prydderch


Ioan is head of the firm’s business services division, which comprises all of the teams which provide transactional, contractual, advisory and dispute resolution advice to businesses and organisations.  Ioan is also Head of our Construction, Energy and Projects team and has spent almost 20 years advising clients on non-contentious and contentious construction matters. He has extensive experience in the construction and engineering sector and has acted in a number of high value and complicated disputes.

Ioan’s role involves advising the firm’s key clients on some of the most significant construction projects and disputes in Wales and the wider UK.

Our specialist services

We can provide expert advice on the following areas:

  • Project documentation and industry forms
  • Dispute resolution including adjudication, arbitration, court proceedings and alternative dispute resolution
  • Planning and Procurement
  • Frameworks
  • Insurance
  • Due diligence
  • Professional Negligence
  • Health and safety
  • Construction adjudication

Projects and contract advice

  • Advising a wide number of clients on procurement and construction issues including advice on the appropriate forms for procurement procedure (OJEU and non-OJEU) development agreements, advance work agreements, remediation contracts, demolition contracts, preconstruction services, two stage tendering, building contracts, consultant appointments, warranties and bonds.
  • Acting on behalf of a PPP Consortium in connection with a £225 million development involving housing, a primary school, community facilities and major infrastructure works. Advising on the Consortium agreement and all ancillary construction documentation.
  • Advising a consortium of three national house builders on a multi-million pound waterfront regeneration project. Advising on the joint venture agreement and all ancillary construction documentation.
  • Advising a number of RSL’s and public sector bodies on the procurement of framework agreements including a recent multi-million pound contractor framework using bespoke and industry standard forms.
  • Advising public sector bodies on planned and reactive maintenance services contracts, whether single or multiple supplier, using bespoke and industry standard forms.
  • Advising a number of public sector and developer clients on mixed use development projects including residential, office, commercial, retail and healthcare (GP practices/pharmacies/extra care homes).
  • Advising numerous clients in relation to renewable projects including solar, wind, biomass and anaerobic digestion.
  • Advising several local authorities in relation to the construction of multi-million pound school projects, one involving two-stage tendering.
  • Advising national government in relation to the construction of a bio-sciences facility.
  • Undertaking due diligence on behalf of banks and funders in relation to development funding.
  • Advising public sector bodies in relation to ECO agreements totalling four million pounds.
  • Advising numerous public sector bodies in relation to obligations including fair payment, KPI’s, community benefits, project bank accounts, BIM and blacklisting.

Dispute resolution

  • Representing central government in a multi-million-pound dispute with its design and build contractor on a new road building project.
  • Advising an education body on a dispute with its contractor relating to delay and defective works following the construction of a new education facility.
  • Advising a public sector client on a multi-million pound, multi-party action in relation to damage caused by demolition works undertaken by a contractor in a national road building scheme.
  • Advising a public sector client in connection with a multi-million pound claim arising from defective workmanship at a flagship building in Swansea.
  • Advising a housing association in relation to a claim on a performance bond following the insolvency of its contractor on a large residential housing project.
  • Advising a UK national contractor on a multi-million-pound final account dispute in relation to the construction of a new hospital. The claim involved issues relating to extensions of time, liquidated damages, disruption and loss and expense.
  • Advising a UK national contractor in a £2million multi-party dispute over defective works in relation to the construction of a lorry park.
  • Advising a UK national contractor on a professional negligence claim relating the design and construction of a multi-million pound university building.
  • Advising a UK national contractor on a multi-million pound dispute with its subcontractor. The key issues in dispute were extensions of time and the deduction of delay damages.

Development finance

Our banking team is experienced in acting for borrowers and lenders in relation to development finance facilities. We can assist with the production and/or negotiation of loan agreements (both in Loan Market Association and lender form) and security documentation tailored to development loans, as well as providing advice on construction documentation.

Our banking team is supported by our construction legal experts ensuring that you receive expert advice from skilled professionals in all aspects of your transaction.

When advising lenders, we guide you through the additional risk factors and lender requirements in development financing, and document bespoke solutions to ensure that funders are protected in every transaction.

When acting for borrowers, we ensure that the commercial funding needs are met through innovative and tailored drafting, and provide client-focused advice on all aspects of development and construction finance.

Our clients

We act for:

  • Central and local government
  • Contractors
  • Developers
  • Funders
  • Insurance and brokers
  • Housing associations
  • Universities
  • Consultants
  • House builders
  • Utilities

They are very practical in their approach: they provide us with pragmatic advice and help us and maximise our position every time.

Chambers & Partners

Calm, considered and professional… Matthew Stevens has a particularly strong following for construction work within the social housing sector.

The Legal 500

The team has good experience and excellent sector knowledge.

The Legal 500

Matthew Stevens is doing excellent work.

The Legal 500

Alun Tobias is excellent.

The Legal 500

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