Expertise - Construction and Special Projects

Our highly regarded advice is sought by clients and legal peers alike. We add value not only through our legal insight but also by applying extensive practical experience to identify and manage risk appropriately.

Our group acts for developers, contractors, public authorities and lenders, in the UK and worldwide, providing advice in relation to: procurement advice and selection; drafting and negotiating; and dispute avoidance and resolution.

"We take their technical expertise at Shepherd and Wedderburn for granted. They all have very good knowledge of their own markets." – Chambers, Construction

Shepherd and Wedderburn has "a good understanding of the construction industry" and provides "concise and easily understood advice." – Legal 500, Construction


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Take notice! Contractual notifications under construction contracts

Our second webinar in the Construction Contracts series provide clients with an overview of developments relating to contractual notification requirements and how these are being interpreted in the context of disputes.

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Interpretation of construction contracts - post Arnold and beyond

This first webinar in our Construction Contracts series provides an update on the recent change in approach to contractual interpretation stemming from the Supreme Court’s decision in Arnold v Britton in 2015 and subsequent cases. Our speakers share their insight into the way case law has developed post Arnold and how this applies in a construction law context.

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Key People


BAE Systems (Property Investments) Limited
Advising BAE Systems (Property Investments) Limited on the remediation and regeneration of the former Royal Ordnance Factory site at Bishopton, near Glasgow, one of the largest brownfield sites in Europe with planning permission for 2,500 new homes
City of Edinburgh Council
We are advising City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) on their pathfinder Tax Increment Finance project to support the development of the waterfront area between Granton and Leith. CEC was the first TIF Project to receive Scottish Government approval and the first in the UK. We are appointed external legal advisor, working closely with CEC in-house legal and the TIF project team
Glasgow Learning Quarter
Advising Glasgow Learning Quarter (a Sir Robert McAlpine/FES Limited consortium) on the design and build and facilites management contracts for the £228 million Glasgow College
20:20 Renewables
Advising this renewables developer on the construction contracts (balance of plant, turbine supply agreement, warranty, maintenance and operations agreements for its Ardoch and Over Enoch windfarm
District heating/combined heat and power
Advising the contractor on the provision of sustainable district heating for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Athlete's Village
Leisure and retail development
Advising major UK developer in connection with the construction contracts for a leisure and retail development in Orpington town centre (including cinema, four large retail units, retaurants and other facilites