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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Construction Law Webinar: contracting for certainty

This webinar considers the advantages of taking time to get a construction contract right and signed at the outset. It explores the recent Court of Appeal case of North Midland Building Ltd v Cyden Homes Ltd, in which the court held that an express contractual term took priority over a common law principle known as the prevention principle.

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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


Ministry of Defence
Advising the Ministry of Defence on a number of high profile defence infrastructure procurement projects.
Britel Fund Trustees Ltd (managed by Hermes Investment Management)
Advising Britel Fund Trustees Ltd (managed by Hermes Investment Management) as the developer of Capital Square, Edinburgh - a speculative office development in Edinburgh (eight floors and circa 122,000 sq ft of office with underground car park) in the heart of the city’s financial and legal district.
British Airways Pension Trustees Limited
Advising British Airways Pension Trustees Limited in relation to the design and construction of The Silver Fin Building – a 132,000 square foot Grade A office development in Aberdeen.
Wheatley Housing Group
Acting for Wheatley Housing Group in relation to the procurement and construction aspects of the Transformational Regeneration Area project at Sighthill, Glasgow. This is being led by Glasgow City Council, and involves the investment of circa £250 million and the construction of 650 new homes.
States of Jersey
Advising States of Jersey, the parliament and government of the British Crown dependency of Jersey, on the procurement and construction of their Future Hospital Project.
British Land
Advising British Land in relation to all construction matters relating to Glasgow Fort, Fort Kinnaird and Inverness Retail Park.
Balfour Beatty Investments Limited
Advising Balfour Beatty Investments Limited in relation to procurement arrangements and contract documentation for the development of new student residence and retail development in Kennedy Street, Central Glasgow.