Department Focus - Commercial

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31 July, 2019

John Pickervance
Partner and Head of Commercial

Our Commercial Department provides support in areas such as:

  • Building contracts (including making use of JCT and NEC models)
  • Subcontracts
  • Collateral Warranties
  • Professional Appointments
  • Performance Guarantees and Bonds
  • Deeds of Novation

We work with construction companies, developers, builders, land owners, lenders/ funders, facilities management companies and professionals such as architects and structural engineers.

Examples of some of our experience within the construction sector includes:

  • Acting on behalf of the Employer in the implementation of a full suite of building contracts including Building Contract (based on JCT D&B 2016), Subcontractor Agreements, Professional Appointments, Collateral Warranties, Deeds of Novation, Performance and Guarantee Bonds for the design and build of a hospital and subsequent instruction to act in connection with extension of hospital
  • Acting on behalf of professional subcontractor specialising in advising on and carrying out lifting projects. Engagements ranged from negotiating framework standard terms to bespoke NEC3 project-specific agreements for multi-million pound projects
  • Reviewing and updating project management company's bespoke suite of JCT Schedules of Amendments to bring company in line with 2016 from previous 2011 position

"John, on behalf of my fellow Directors/colleagues we, at Lifting Gear UK Limited & Lifting Projects UK Limited, would like to thank you for Tuesday's presentation on Contract Law and all the potential pitfalls. The training was very informative and well received by all in attendance. You certainly left us all with a better understanding and realisation of just how important it is that we get things correct as a business in relation to operating within a secure contract. Your knowledge shone through and, in general, you have always shown a professionalism when dealing with any issues that we task you with" Commercial director, Lifting Gear UK Ltd

We understand the technical and legal issues that affect a construction project and are able to offer assistance and advice from inception to completion. We are able to get involved at any stage of a project, however we feel that clients benefit when we work alongside them at the earliest opportunity.

For more information contact John Pickervance in our Commercial department via email or phone on 0333 207 1134. Alternatively send any question through to Forbes Solicitors via our online Contact Form.

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