Constructions Solicitors

If you don’t have the correct Construction law advice then you might not have the right foundations for your building project. Birkett Long’s dedicated team will help guide you through both contentious and non-contentious construction issues.

Our broad range of legal services includes drafting contracts, project support, dispute avoidance, adjudication, litigation and more. You will have the assurance that comes from working with a specialist and highly ranked construction law team based in Essex but working throughout the country and even internationally.

We act for all sorts of clients both commercial and private individuals. In commercial matters we advise developers, employers, contractors, subcontractors and consultants. We act for private individuals who need contracts for the house they want to build and also when there are problems with that building work.

More on our construction services, both contentious and non contentious can be found on the following pages:

Getting paid and other construction disputes

Building something: what documents do I need?

Peter Allen leads the Construction team at Birkett Long and is a member of the Technology and Construction Solicitors Association (TeCSA) and the Society of Construction Law. 

"Peter Allen is noted by peers as someone who “knows what he is talking about” when representing clients in complex litigation. His client roster includes government bodies, commercial contractors and manufacturers, as well as other corporates." Chambers and Partners

"Birkett Long LLP’s team, led by the ‘excellent’ Peter Allen, delivers ‘complete satisfaction’ to clients, who value its ‘well-researched’ advice. Highlights included acting for BEW Electrical Distributors in a breach of warranty dispute arising from an asset purchase agreement." Legal 500 

What our clients say

  • I would like to thank you for all your assistance, and in the professional and sensitive manner it was delivered. It was appreciated by everyone here, and myself especially 
    Dale Paulin, Sunvic UK
  • Peter Allen of Birkett Long LLP "has excellent knowledge of the law in relation to the construction industry," say clients, who also value his responsiveness and availability.
  • Head of department Peter Allen is commended by clients for his particular expertise in contracts and "detailed explanation of options." His contentious work is of particular note.

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