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Published 7 August 2014
International law firm DAC Beachcroft has been appointed on the construction legal panel of leading UK housebuilder, Bellway plc.
The appointment, which took effect last month, will see DAC Beachcroft handle Bellway's construction legal work for Bellway's Southern region, which includes the Thames Gateway, South East, Essex, North London and Thames Valley divisions.
The firm will advise on the full range of non-contentious construction legal work, including development agreements, design and build contracts, registered provider build contracts and supply chain contracts.
FTSE 250-listed Bellway - known for being the "nation's local builder" - is the fourth largest housebuilder in the UK and has built in excess of 100,000 homes over the last 70 years. The company has enjoyed sustained growth in recent years around the country and, in particular, in and around the London region. Bellway's high standard of service and build-quality has also been recognised by the National House Builder Federation with the award of a Five Star rating for Customer Satisfaction.
Construction partner, James Harrison, will lead the team for DAC Beachcroft. Commenting on the appointment, James said: "We are delighted to have been instructed to advise Bellway. As a firm, we share Bellway's core values - quality, service and trust. I look forward to demonstrating our commitment to those values over the coming months."
Simon Scougall, Group Commercial Director at Bellway, commented: "We appointed James and DAC Beachcroft because they have a long track record of providing pragmatic and commercial advice. Their "can do" attitude and the willingness of the partners to go the extra mile for Bellway means we are convinced the firm will add considerable value to our business. We are excited about the prospect of working with them."
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