Areas of Expertise
Laytons’ Construction Team delivers practical solutions in both non-contentious and contentious matters. Results are achieved through firm negotiation based on commercial and realistic advice. Our construction experts provide informed specialist opinion as part of a team together with our property, housebuilding and land development lawyers.
We believe in using the law to solve problems, not create them. By working with Laytons’ construction team you benefit from informed, specialist legal advice combined with a wider practical awareness of the industry.
Our construction clients are diverse in nature and range from family owned firms to listed PLCs. They include national housebuilders, property developers, main contractors, specialist sub-contractors, trade and professional associations and professional consultants. All our teams are partner lead and our areas of expertise include:
- Drafting and negotiation of construction contracts and appointments, together with ancillary documentation such as warranties, bonds and guarantees
- Dispute resolution by negotiation, mediation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation
- Construction Industry Scheme
- Distressed Developments
- Employed vs. Self Employed
- Advice on Environmental issues
- Health and Safety advice
- Advice on construction insurance issues
Part of Your Team
Working with you in long-term relationships, we understand that clients have a diverse range of in-house construction expertise and experience. Depending on the demands of the situation, we will lead from the front, or advise discreetly from the background. Whatever our role, we work as part of your team to ensure that the decisions you make are based on technical excellence and are relevant to the needs of your business.
We are actively involved in the sector as members of the Housebuilders Federation, British Property Federation and the Construction Excellence Forum, and we hold regular events to support local Developers such as the Guildford Property Club. We regularly produce newsletters and factsheets for our clients to ensure they are completely up to date on legislation relevant to them.