Construction & Engineering law encompasses a variety of disciplines.
Non-contentious construction and engineering involves advising on the terms of contracts and professional appointments for use by construction professionals (such as architects and engineers), contractors or sub-contractors involved in construction and engineering operations.
Often, this will involve drafting bespoke amendments to the standard form agreements created by various professional bodies, such as the JCT, SBCC, ICE and RIBA. The subject matter of these contracts can be diverse, ranging from small scale development contracts to large scale international projects, PFI schemes and multi-million pound developments.
Contentious construction and engineering involves assisting parties in the resolution of disputes which have arisen under these contracts and appointments. This can cover a wide range of cases - from disputes between home owners and their contractors/professionals on small scale domestic projects, to multi-party disputes in commercial developments with complex contractual structures. These disputes often involve expert opinion evidence about why a building has failed and whether the construction professionals have met the required standard of skill and care.
Axiom members have extensive experience in all aspects of construction & engineering law.