Construction law can be complex. If you have a legal issue in this field, it is imperative to seek expert legal advice. Use Solicitors Guru to find the best construction solicitor in your area. (more...)
Construction law – the basics
Construction law can be contentious and non-contentious. Non-contentious matters mostly involve the preparation, negotiating and facilitating of construction contracts and procurement bids.
Contentious work often revolves around breaches of a construction contract, negligence or insurance disputes.
The building contract is entered into between the employer and the contractor. It will set out the agreed legal terms and will also append the technical documentation including drawings and plans. For complex projects, a building contract can be long enough to fill numerous boxes. The legal terms will usually cover matters such as:
- the standard of works required
- claiming for extensions of time and/or loss and expense
- variations to the works
- reaching practical completion
- dealing with defects.
Construction disputes are normally dealt with by adjudication, arbitration and/or litigation.
Finding a construction solicitor
When selecting a solicitor to advise you on construction law, expertise and experience is key. The law surrounding construction law can be complicated and convoluted – this is not an area for lawyers to dabble in. We have taken the time to select the best construction solicitors in the UK and list them on one single website, so you can choose the right one for you and your business.
Not only have we provided a simple, effective search engine so you can find specialist construction lawyers in your area, we have allowed past and present clients to comment on the service that they have received from the solicitor and their law firm as a whole. You can use this information to select the legal advisor whose philosophy of service best matches your expectations.
To find a construction law expert in your area, start searching today.
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