Choosing a cost-effective construction solicitor
‘We aim to provide an ideal combination of quality and cost-effectiveness.’
Construction project procurement and construction disputes can be notoriously complex. However, they needn’t be hugely expensive if you choose the right construction solicitor. Of course, quality is paramount, for you and for us, but we’ll make sure your work is done by the right person at the right cost at every stage.
Managing cost expectations for procurement advice
Although the cost of a construction solicitor isn’t your only consideration, we know it’s an important factor. That’s why, from the start, we’ll be clear and open about the likely costs of any planned action.
Those costs will always be competitive. Over the years we’ve built up a network of specialist barristers and experts, renowned regionally and nationally for their work in the sector. Our track record of success means we’re well placed to negotiate favourable rates for you and maximise your chances of success.
What’s more, for procurement advice and project support, we’ll be happy to agree a fixed or capped fee to help you budget. So as it’s often difficult to estimate in advance what a dispute is likely to cost, we’ll tell you at the outset what you can expect. If, at any time, the situation changes, we’ll let you know straight away.
“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