Procurement and contract management

‘We can provide you with the legal advice and support you need, so you can focus on what’s important to you.’

As a consultant, among the first things you’ll be considering on any new project will be procurement and contract management. You’ll need to ensure that risk is allocated appropriately and that contracts and professional appointments are balanced and fair. Our team of solicitors is skilled in all these areas – and more.

Understanding collateral warranties in construction

For nearly 20 years collateral warranties in construction projects have been a common feature of the UK. Despite the advent of third party rights’ provisions in all the major standard form contracts, they seem destined to stay.

Working with clients to minimise risk and protect them against potential loss is central to what we do. We understand your sector and your priorities, not just the legal issues.

Helping protect project managers

Like it or not, project managers are often in the thick of quality issues, delays and, inevitably, disputes. Although these contractual issues are not always easy to resolve, we can help with quick, pragmatic and commercially acceptable advice.

Our common sense solutions are based on a deep understanding of construction legalities in areas like procurement and contract management. They’re designed to keep all parties on side and your project on track.

Our credentials

“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

Contact us now to find out how to make the most of our expertise in procurement and contract management. Call us on 0800 923 2063 or email

Hannah Ongaro was excellent. Responsive and understanding. Her correspondence, though often lengthy due to the complicated issues involved, was incisive and persuasive.
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