Construction

We are one of London's leading Construction practices with particular expertise in real estate development.  Our highly capable team specialises in advising clients from the inception of a development project to its conclusion.  We also have a wealth of experience in relation to construction dispute resolution.

Our team delivers consistently high-quality, commercial advice.  Our extensive knowledge of real estate development and our close relationship with our market-leading Real Estate practice enables us to anticipate the requirements of funders and other end users when drafting and negotiating construction documents.

We have extensive experience advising clients with respect to complex and high value development schemes including town centre and out of town regeneration, commercial, retail, sports, residential and mixed use developments, student accommodation, hotels, infrastructure (including energy centres and sub-stations) and site remediation.

We routinely advise clients in respect of letters of intent, pre-construction services agreements and other contractual arrangements to be put in place before works commence on site.

We act for a wide range of clients including developers, funds and other institutional investors, occupiers and high net worth individuals. We also have experience in acting for contractors and consultants.

Our Contentious Construction team provides practical and pragmatic advice throughout the construction process, to assist clients in resolving issues before they become litigious.  The team also handles a full spectrum of claims providing advice and representation to clients throughout mediation, adjudication, litigation, arbitration and other dispute resolution procedures.


Cladding: Your position and how to future-proof

Construction Partner, Andrew Parker, and Property Litigation Senior Associate, Sarah Heatley, along with Robert Bowker (Tanfield Chambers) and Andrew Webster (formerly of Cumming Group), sat down to discuss key elements of the (then) proposed legislation and the potential impact for the construction and property industries, as well as the wider public.

Cladding: Your position and how to future-proof


The new government plan to end unsafe cladding: too little, too late?

Well, not enough and not fast enough. Whilst the additional £3.5bn in funding represents a much need injection of cash, it misses the mark in many respects.

An image of some modern cladding on a building.


Forsters acts for Menta Regeneration in relation to a £250 million regeneration project adjacent to East Croydon Station

Forsters is delighted to have acted for Menta Regeneration in relation to the forward funding of two 25 storey towers comprising 338 flats and ancillary commercial space, funded by Menta and Mitsubishi Estate London, alongside the funding of 118 affordable housing units to be owned and managed by housing association Clarion.

Commercial Real Estate image - a picture of a modern office building


Forsters has advised The Mercers’ Company on the redevelopment of Frederick’s Place, London

Forsters has advised longstanding client The Mercers’ Company on the £12million redevelopment and letting of part of its historic estate at Frederick’s Place in the City of London Guildhall Conservation Area.

Commercial Real Estate image - a picture of a modern office building


Podcast: COVID-19 and the Real Estate Market

Podcast host, Knowledge Development Lawyer Miri Stickland, is joined by a trio of partners, Magnus Hassett from Commercial Real Estate, Ben Barrison from Property Litigation and Emily Holdstock from our Construction team, to discuss some of the issues we have seen affecting the real estate market as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Podcast: COVID-19 and the Real Estate Market


Construction contracts – the impact of Covid-19

Over the past few weeks, developers and contractors have been assessing the potential implications of coronavirus and COVID-19 on construction projects. Whilst matters continue to change on a daily basis (and this note considers the position as things stand on Thursday 26 March 2020) we have summarised the key contractual principles below.

Construction contracts – the impact of Covid-19


COVID-19 Information Hub - helping you and your business through this unprecedented time


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