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DAC Beachcroft has a proven track record of advising contractors, sub-contractors, developers, consultants, government departments, venture capitalists, NHS Trusts, owners and end users, institutions, funders, housebuilders and other construction professionals on the transactional and procurement aspects of construction projects.

What we do

Our dynamic construction lawyers are driven to get to the heart of the issues quickly and listen to the commercial, strategic and legal challenges you face. We add value by taking the time to really get to know your business. Our pro-active approach enables us to provide cutting edge solutions on all aspects of construction strategy, risk management, insurance issues and procurement options.

What we are known for

Trusted advice from project inception to beyond completion: We negotiate the best position for you and draft clear, commercial and bespoke agreements such as development agreements, building contracts, design team appointments, collateral warranties, service supply contracts, sub-contracts, performance bonds, guarantees and funding documentation.

We apply a straightforward, practical approach to finding economic, business-focused solutions. We combine wide-ranging experience of large and small projects with legal, construction, engineering and quantity surveying expertise. Many of our lawyers are dual qualified in these disciplines, giving us a rounded experience of the construction industry. 

Detailed elements of our services

We advise on the full life-cycle of a construction and engineering project including:

  • Agreements for the supply, installation and maintenance of mechanical and electrical plant;
  • Building contracts and professional team appointments (both standard and bespoke);
  • Collateral warranties, third party rights and reliance letters;
  • Compliance issues (including environmental and employment issues);
  • Development and framework agreements;
  • Development finance;
  • Due-diligence audits for funders;
  • Facility maintenance agreements;
  • Letters of intent, guarantees, bonds and reliance letters;
  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures;
  • Operational concerns (including land rights agreements);
  • Procurement and project structure issues.

What our clients say

'One interviewee comments: "They are flexible, proactive, well informed and client-focused".' Chambers and Partners UK 2019 Edition, Construction

'DAC Beachcroft LLP's "excellent" and "commercially minded" team "inspires confidence" with its "prompt and effective advice", and for its ability to "deliver expert advice within extremely challenging time frames and on particularly complex projects".' Legal 500 UK 2018 Edition, Construction

"Typically contracts require very sharp turnaround times and they have always stepped up to help us with that." Chambers and Partners UK 2015 Edition, Construction

"They are very competitive and they do not waste time and effort. They deliver over a short timescale. They bring a good team group to bear where it is all hands to the pumps." Chambers and Partners UK 2015 Edition, Construction

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