The procurement of construction and engineering projects is a complex business. It requires clients to make important decisions at the outset of the process about how they want to structure their contracts, address key risks and balance considerations of cost certainty against flexibility. Decisions taken at this early stage can have a major impact on the ultimate success of a project.

Brodies solicitors work with our clients to identify and consider the issues of greatest importance to allow the client to make an informed decision upon the most appropriate means of procuring a project. We are then able to draft and negotiate contracts which meet the client's chosen approach and aims.

Our expertise spans all industry standard forms of contract including JCT/SBCC, NEC, FIDIC, NF/1, IChemE, LOGIC and Scottish Futures Trust.

We have the knowledge and skills to advise on the most appropriate suites of contracts to use and then to draft amendments to these standard forms to meet client requirements and to address project specific issues.

In addition, our expertise extends to drafting and negotiating professional appointments and other security and ancillary documents including:

  • Collateral warranties/third party rights provisions
  • Bonds – performance/retention/payment
  • Guarantees
  • Novation Agreements

One size does not fit all and so we seek to apply our industry knowledge to provide you with the most appropriate solution to your contract needs.

Please contact Alistair McLean or Mark Finlay for advice on construction and engineering contracts.