Insurance for the Construction Sector

Over the last 30+ years, Forbes has advised and defended all levels of Construction Industry clients, ranging from global Insurers to sole traders via national construction groups and Joint Ventures.

More about Insurance for the Construction Sector

We act for 40 Local Authority clients, 90 Registered Providers, a number of national supermarket chains and the UK's largest fashion retailer. We also have long-standing relationships with major Brokers and Loss Adjusters working in the construction sector.

Our construction lawyers are specialists in their field, and have developed unique experience in advising on niche construction issues, such as:

  • Complex policy, cover and indemnity matters

  • Catastrophic injury

  • Fatalities

  • Tunnel mining

  • Disrepair

  • Environmental litigation

  • Long and short-tail disease

  • Regulatory issues

  • HSE prosecutions

  • Defamation

Our construction litigation teams are routinely successful in defended large numbers of high profile claims to trial and have secured millions of pounds in reductions for insurer and construction clients. Where necessary, our lawyers guide businesses through the process of settlement, negotiation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and/or Mediation, in order to provide a cost-effective solution and maintain reputation.

Our construction litigation teams are supported by specialist Regulatory, Anti-Fraud and Abuse Claims Units, providing for a joined-up response to any construction advice query, prosecution or claim:

Regulatory Unit - Dealing with advice, Inquests, and HSE/Police prosecutions, our Regulatory Unit has an enviable track record of successfully preventing prosecutions before they arise, and successfully defending them if they proceed. Criminal investigations make for an extremely stressful time for individuals and organisations, and our Regulatory Unit provides the fullest possible support backed by sound, straightforward advice.

Anti-Fraud Unit - Our award winning Anti-Fraud Unit operates across the firms' offices, dealing-with low-value opportunists to sophisticated multi-party and commercial fraud rings. We utilise both in-house and external databases to allow cross referral of intelligence information from a multitude of sources, and we can design our bespoke anti-fraud services to suit specific client requirements. The service takes a robust and no-nonsense approach, establishing significant deterrent effects and costs savings.

All of our lawyers conduct regular training events for clients and interested parties, ensuring real-world applicability by use of mock-trials, PACE interviews, and other "hands-on" experiences. We also provide regular training and advice on claims reduction, post-accident investigation/evidence gathering, and a whole host of other topics which can be tailored to the individual needs of your organisation.

Our dedicated Construction & Infrastructure team

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Partner & Head of Property, Commercial Property

Adam Bromley

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Partner and Head of Commercial Employment, Employment & HR

Emma Swan

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Partner and Head of Department, Commercial

John Pickervance

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