Construction Law

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Howard Crossman

Howard Crossman


020 3691 2099

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Katrina Bretten

Katrina Bretten


01733 887753

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Sarah Lidgett

Sarah Lidgett


01733 887637

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Construction Law

Construction projects are invariably complex and expensive. We specialise in preventing disputes happening, and resolving them when they do.

What do we do?

We are regularly involved in major construction projects in the UK and overseas, acting for all sides of the industry including major contractors, consultants, developers, educational institutions and housing associations.

Our work involves the negotiation, amendment and finalisation of project-specific agreements. We are also involved in the resolution of construction and engineering disputes, often through alternative resolution where appropriate. In addition, we have a wealth and depth of experience in private, commercial and public procurement.

Whilst we act for a number of household names in the industry, we have not forgotten our regional roots. We continue to act for small and medium sized local firms and are proud to do so.

Our experience

With one of the largest Construction Teams in the region, we have the capability to advise across the full spectrum of projects and disputes in the industry (from PPI and PPP to the more run-of-the-mill delay and defects disputes). Our size also allows us to resource each case in the most cost-effective way.

Our approach to charging

We offer a variety of pricing mechanisms, from the “traditional” hourly rate approach to fixed costs (and a number of permutations in between).

We find that our clients value costs certainty. Accordingly, we offer innovative fixed costs per stage pricing whenever possible. We guarantee that the costs of a particular stage in a case will not exceed an agreed limit. In return all we ask is that you provide payment for that stage in advance.

Use the list on the left-hand side to find out more about our construction services.

To find out more about how we can help call 020 3691 2099 or email Howard Crossman.

Chambers & Partners rates us as a band 1 firm for our Construction advice:

“What I like about Greenwoods is that they’re always available, always responsive. They understand our business very well, and the way we work; they speak our language.” (2017)

“They approached the situation very commercially, and for our business that’s been very effective.” “They were concise, precise and ran rings around the other side.”(2016)

“Howard Crossman heads the construction department. He advises an impressive range of international clients on arbitration, litigation and non-contentious work. “I use Howard as I appreciate his ability to give practical, clear, positive advice on issues,” reports one client.” (2016)

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law FirmsThe Legal 500 commends us for our Construction advice:

“Greenwoods Solicitors LLP stands out for its ‘exemplary service tailored to clients’ needs’.” (2016)

“Greenwoods Solicitors LLP includes the ‘helpful and efficient’ Richard Jones and Katrina Baker, whose subject knowledge ‘cannot be faulted - she can take on the big boys and win’.” (2013)

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