Expert advice for construction and engineering projects

With the right advice, construction projects can run smoothly. At Nelsons, our team of engineering and construction solicitors make this their priority, providing you with reassuring support.

Construction legal advice

Our expert team of solicitors in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham advise employers, main contractors, sub-contractors, funders and professional designers on all aspects of construction law.

We advise on the practical and commercial as well as legal aspects of any project, working closely with clients to establish the appointments that need to be made, the financing to be put in place, and the terms that best protect and promote their interests.

We can also provide specialist legal advice in relation to any contractual disputes that arise, involving resolution through mediation, adjudication, litigation and arbitration.

Our construction solicitors prepare and negotiate the full range of construction contracts and documents for commercial developments and domestic building projects, including JCT, NEC and ICE contracts.

We can advise on procurement, funding and risk management and provide a rounded service by working closely with other specialist departments on associated issues including:

Fixed fee construction solicitors

We offer a fixed fee service for reviewing construction documents, enabling you to have your construction documentation checked without the risk of unforeseen legal costs. For a fixed fee, our team will review:

  • Warranties
  • Appointment documents
  • Amendments to standard forms of construction contracts

As part of this review service, we will highlight any areas of concern that may prevent disputes from arising in the future, whilst at the same time ensuring you have peace of mind in relation to the costs for this service. Our charges for reviewing a warranty would typically be £250 + VAT.

For further information on how our expert engineering and construction solicitors can assist you, please call 0800 024 1976 or contact us via our online enquiry form.


  • "Nelsons Solicitors Limited's 'very strong' team 'has an excellent understanding of the various dispute resolution mechanisms used in the construction industry', and also handles non-contentious matters. The client list includes contractors and specialist sub-contractors, funders, and developers as well as professional service providers.

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Find out how Nelsons can help you. Contact our friendly team for a guaranteed fast response.

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