Construction and engineering solicitors to drive your business forward
‘Our expertise can help you rise to market challenges – and make the most of new opportunities’
About one thing, most construction and engineering solicitors agree. Everyone working in these sectors over recent years has had to become more focused – yet remain flexible and innovative. At Royds Withy King, our expertise can help you rise to market challenges and make the most of new opportunities now coming on stream.
Putting your interests first for all construction and engineering projects
There’s no substitute for getting to know your business inside out. It means we can help you agree building contracts and appointment terms that fairly and properly allocate risk – and minimise the likelihood of disputes. However if things do go wrong, we’re there to ensure you get the result you need – through, structured negotiation, adjudication or more traditional forms of dispute resolution – in the most cost-efficient way possible.
Our construction and engineering solicitors work with the full range of sector professionals including:
- Contractors and sub-contractors
We’ll make sure your contract not only sets out rights and obligations, but is also a useful tool for managing risk and safeguarding your interests. As well as helping you get paid on time, we can also advise on terminating contracts, resolving disputes and dealing with insolvency. Find out more.
- Developers and employers
A robust strategy is vital for safeguarding you and your funders’ interests. From managing procurement and agreeing the right contract and collateral warranties, bonds and guarantees through to effective project management and project completion – our construction and engineering solicitors speak your language. Find out more.
Whether you’re advising your client on procurement, project management or delivery, we help make contracts balanced and fair. We can also work with you to manage the complexities of collateral warranties and third party rights. Find out more.
“What the team is known for: Advises a broad range of industry players, including contractors, suppliers, consultants and employers, on all stages of the supply chain. Adept at handling matters in the education, infrastructure, housing and charity sectors. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They are very helpful and always keen to be engaged.” “They provide good service at competitive rates.” Work highlights Advised That Bournemouth Company on the procurement of a £70 million mixed-use development project, to include residential units, two Hilton hotels and associated works. Notable practitioners: Graham Street (Eminent Practitioner) is the firm’s managing partner and advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters. His deep knowledge of the construction sector is widely respected in the market. Litigation specialist Andrew Ash (Band 3) represents a range of contractors, developers and utility providers. One market source attests that he is “technically very good, and passionate about what he does.” Associate Abigail Garty (Band 3) is described by interviewees as a “very conscientious” practitioner. She advises clients on a host of transactional and contentious issues, from contract negotiation and professional appointments to defect and payment claims.” Chambers 2017 South West
“Royds Withy King advises on contentious and non-contentious matters for clients in the retail, housing and infrastructure sectors. Philip Banks-Welsh and Graham Street are key figures in the team, which was joined in January 2016 by Andrew Ash from Osborne Clarke.” Legal 500 2016 South West