Our Contractual & Legal Advice Services

Procurement Strategy

Acting on behalf of a wide range of organisations, including client organisations, developers, contractors, subcontractors and consultants, we offer support throughout every stage of the procurement process.

 

We appreciate that sound tendering and construction procurement is all about identifying and appointing an appropriately skilled team, agreeing costs and a programme, deciding upon the appropriate form of contract and achieving an appropriate distribution of risk between the parties.

 

Risk is the single most important aspect to consider in the tendering procedure and contractual arrangements. Whilst no procurement strategy will eliminate the risk in its entirety, we can help with the development of flexible strategies and assist during the process that follows, including negotiating or drafting contracts.

 

We understand the technicalities of the legislation-heavy environment imposed by the European Union procurement regulations and can assist both contracting authorities and tenderers in navigating through the publically funded tender processes.

Contract Drafting and Review

Concise, clear and watertight contracts are essential for the progress of any major construction or energy project. We work closely with our clients to determine what the desired outcomes are and produce practical and commercial documents, clearly allocating risks and responsibilities.

 

We deal with a full range of procurement and documentation tasks, from drafting project correspondence to negotiating complex agreements. We have extensive experience in negotiating and drafting all of the necessary documentation for a project including documents such as warranties, novation agreements, assignments, third party agreements and bonds.

 

We are happy to be involved at any stage and routinely carry out tender reviews on behalf of our contractor clients seeking to understand the risks and opportunities presented to them at tender stage.

Risk Management

The management of risk is key to any construction project. Our team has a wealth of experience advising on risk management both from the client’s and the contractor’s perspective, indeed we provide training on it. We are aware that whilst in theory risk is best bestowed upon the party most able to control and manage it, this is not always the way that contractual arrangements are organised. It is imperative that our client is aware of the risks imposed upon it, and those imposed on other parties so as to avoid problems later on.

 

We pride ourselves on our commercial approach to risk management and will provide practical and commercial advice helping our clients to achieve their goals.

Contractual and Commercial Advice

Problems during major building projects can be costly and time-consuming to rectify. By providing sound project advice upfront, we help prevent disputes from occurring, avoiding delays and extra expense. If the worst happens, we can often help to defuse contentious issues without the need for formal proceedings.

 

We take a hands-on approach for the duration of a project, keeping in close communication with clients and providing ongoing support.

 

We are also experienced in structuring collaborative contracts to increase efficiency and reduce the prospect of disputes.

 

Our aim is to provide practical and commercially sound advice to our clients to enable them to achieve a successful outcome to their projects.

Dispute Resolution - Legal Representation

At Bennington Green we are involved in all types of dispute resolution as advisors and legal representatives for clients. The team all have extensive contentious experience and can assist and represent clients through any dispute resolution process.

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Bournemouth

The Pagoda,
30 Avenue Road,
Bournemouth,
Dorset,
BH2 5SL
+44 (0) 1202 766584

Southampton

81 London Road,
Southampton,
SO15 2AA
+44 (0) 238 129 0228

Thatcham

Bank House,
13-15 High Street
Thatcham
RG19 3JG
+44 (0) 1635 872000

London

The Foundry Business Centre,
156 Blackfriars Rd,
London,
SE1 8EN
+44 (0) 207 183 8520