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We advise clients on all aspects of law and strategy in private and public sector procurement. In changing times, with many developments in procurement law and practice, we can support and ensure you make the correct strategic choices.

Key areas include:

  • Early market engagement, to inform procurement strategy
  • Procedural advice, including implications of EU and other legal systems
  • Considering and working within selection and evaluation criteria
  • Participating in or managing an effective clarification process
  • Analysing risk and relating risks to contract terms, through drafting/review
  • Compliance & financial close
  • Public procurement challenges

In my experience, the Clarkslegal construction team are extremely professional, knowledgeable and friendly. 

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  • 11 June 2021
  • Construction

Agree terms before starting construction work

With time pressures on project delivery, getting the contract agreed before works start is a recurring issue in the construction industry. In the recent case of Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Limited v Van Elle Ltd EWHC 794, the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) held that works carried out by a sub-contractor before a sub-contract was executed were still subject to the terms of that sub-contract.

  • 07 April 2021
  • Construction

Does a construction contract require a final account mechanism?

The recent case of JSM Construction Limited v Western Power Distribution (West Midlands) plc considers whether construction contracts require a final account mechanism.

  • 23 February 2021
  • Construction

VAT reverse charge for construction services

Following the postponement of the VAT reverse charge commencement date in September 2019 and October 2020, HMRC guidance states that the VAT reverse charge on construction services will now come into force from 1 March 2021.

  • 09 February 2021
  • Construction

COVID-19 and its impact on JCT contracts

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on the construction industry in the UK. Labour shortages and shortages of plant and materials have adversely affected many projects, which in turn has resulted in additional costs and delays.

  • 09 December 2020
  • Construction

NEC publishes new amendments to NEC4 suite

The NEC has published a second set of amendments to its NEC4 suite of contracts, reflecting user feedback from the industry and recent legal development. The October 2020 amendments can be found on the NEC site.

  • 08 October 2020
  • Construction

Managing Cashflow in a Crisis

Maintaining cashflow in the construction industry is now more important than ever. Watch our construction specialists Stephen James and Ruth Wilkinson, as they consider the key issues and how best to navigate them.

The construction team at Clarkslegal support us with all aspects of construction. They provide a seamless service to us and our clients with superb teamwork. They are diligent and thorough in their work, and are very commercial and friendly in their advice and dealings with us and our clients.” 

Dinesh Raja, Managing Partner – Bowling & Co

I have worked with Stephen James on a number of issues and have always found him to be helpful, knowledgeable and proactive in reaching a satisfactory conclusion. He tends to grasp the details of a claim quickly and insightfully.