Construction and Engineering

Rogers and Norton's Construction team act for Developers; Employers; Contractors; Architects; Surveyors and Suppliers (including builders merchants), providing advice on both contentious and non-contentious issues that affect all those within the construction industry. We regularly advise on JCT contracts and have been praised for our quick turnaround of advice. We also act for international clients developing in United Kingdom.

Construction and Engineering

Highly experienced in the Construction and Engineering sector

Peter Hastings and the construction and engineering team deal with court litigation (High Court, County Court & TCC), including injunctive relief and applications relating to arbitral proceedings and the enforcement of Bonds together with extensive experience advising in relation to:

  • Breach Of Contract: Coronavirus: Force Majeure
  • Damages
  • Debt claims and Insolvency issues
  • Defective works
  • Delays
  • Drafting & advising on Contracts including JCT Collateral Warranties
  • Extensions of time
  • Final Account disputes
  • Liquidated and Ascertained Damages
  • Loss and expense claims
  • Payment provisions under the Housing Grants, Construction Regeneration Act
  • Performance Bonds
  • Professional negligence
  • Site issues
  • Suspension of works

Our work includes:

  • Adjudication
  • Advising on Consultant Appointment and Sub-contract forms, highlighting areas of high risk.
  • Advising on Purchase Order Terms and Conditions
  • Advising on the most appropriate standard form of contract to be used.
  • Arbitration (International and UK)
  • Drafting and advising on letters of intent
  • Representing clients involved in statutory and contractual adjudications
  • The preparation of submissions to both the Dispute Adjudication Board and the Dispute Review Board
  • Undertaking the resolution of disputes by Alternative Dispute Resolution, including mediation, expert determination and conciliation
  • International Arbitrations
    • E v S (ICC 2013) Instructed for Claimant in ICC arbitration concerning an operating agreement for a Guinea Gold Mine, in which both parties alleged that the other was in repudiatory breach, resulting in a substantial claim for damages and defending a counterclaim. Arbitration settled shortly before substantive hearing. Arbitral Tribunal: John Marrin QC, Joe Smouha QC, Sir Gordon Langley.

Non-contentious construction & engineering legal services

Our non-contentious team advises on the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts. We assist with contractual issues and are quick to understand business needs, giving practical advice in relation to legal challenges.

We advise a wide variety of developers, contractors and sub-contractors. Our solicitors are equally at home advising our international clients on standalone projects as they are supporting our commercial property team. Advice is provided on the construction issues arising out of development agreements, agreements for lease and other development related documentation.

We work with bespoke contracts as well as standard forms such as JCT, NEC3 and FIDIC. It’s important that our advice is carefully tailored to our client’s specific objectives and approach to risk management.

The increase in non-standard documentation and the continual change in standard forms means that the companies need to take great care to ensure their interests are properly protected.

In addition advice is given on a wide range of construction documentation associated with development/project transactions, including professional appointments, building contracts and the preparation of sub-contracts. We also draft all ancillary documentation, including parent company guarantees, performance bonds, retention bonds and collateral warranties.

London Meeting Facilities

We are also able to offer Central London meeting facilities for your convenience.
The workspace is ideally located a short walking distance from Liverpool Street Station and very close to Farringdon station, which offers excellent connections for London Underground and mainline train services.


  • Dear Peter

    I think the congratulations should go to you because without your help and guidance I’m not sure that I would have got this far. I was very happy with the result and it definitely allowed me to enjoy my weekend.

    Once again thanks for all your great help and support in reaching a satisfactory conclusion.

    Mr A.

    Peter Hastings
  • Again – deep appreciation of your help!

    V & N / Norfolk

    Peter Hastings
  • Thank you very much indeed for your efforts on my behalf at the Court yesterday. You did an excellent job and I am very grateful. The court order that you obtained at very short notice is a source of considerable relief to me.

    Mr. C

    Peter Hastings
  • Thank you for all your assistance and advice this year on what proved to my eyes a difficult case. Mrs J and I are so relieved above all to get our lives back and we are looking forward to a happy Christmas.

    Mr J.

    Peter Hastings
  • Excellent result – I recommend you anytime !!


    Peter Hastings
  • If I ever need anyone to fight my corner in the Corporate world, you will be the first to hear about it. Very many thanks for your remarkably swift and positive approach to the whole thing.


    Peter Hastings
  • Just a quick e-mail to say how much we appreciate all the hard work you put in on our behalf over the past 10 months on our complicated case, including your help with the Bank and dealing with our opponent. Your efforts were brilliant. I would have caved in if not for you. We are very pleased with the result.

    If we ever have need for a solicitor, we will definitely use yourself/Rogers and Norton and recommend you.


    Peter Hastings
  • This has been the fourth time that I have been working with your firm, and you and your colleagues have always been wonderful. I feel supported and safe.

    Client / Norfolk

    Richard Etheridge
  • Thank you for the time and effort you have put in to this – it was important to me to get some form of acknowledgement of what was due.

    Mr A. Norwich

    Peter Hastings
  • I’m really grateful for the help, support and guidance that Peter gave me throughout the High Court defamation claim, his tenacity and focus meant that I secured a successful outcome quickly and removed the stress and costs that would have been involved.


    Peter Hastings
  • Thank you for your most comprehensive response; which both exceeded expectation in content and simultaneously set my own expectation for the future.

    If things do not progress as we expect, we remain greatly reassured that you have a perspective on our situation and a wealth of knowledge upon which we can draw, should the need arise.

    Mr L / Norwich

    Phil Kerridge

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