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Our team includes experienced contract, construction and procurement law experts with a focus on the housing and regeneration sector.

This specialist knowledge, utilising specialists from a team of retained consultants, spans all aspects of construction law including advising on all types of build contracts and partnering agreements, and support with complex regeneration projects and joint ventures. We also handle contentious construction work, have significant experience in statutory and contractual adjudications, and can offer expertise in mediation, alternative dispute resolution, arbitration and litigation.

We can also offer particular expertise in EU and public procurement and tendering including qualitative based lean procurement processes and partnering based methods to establish co-operative working on projects.

Our expertise

  • EU/public procurement and tendering
  • Procurement review and audit
  • Feasibility structures
  • Building contracts
  • Partnering / collaboration / framework agreements
  • Call-off and supply chain agreements
  • Consultant appointments
  • Mediation, arbitration and litigation / alternative dispute resolution
  • Contractual / statutory adjudication
  • Risk management

Recent matters

  • Advising a charitable trust on its first use of strategic partnered procurement documentation on a £2 million housing development, including the preparation of the framework call down building contract, appointment documents, warranties and security documentation
  • Advising an RP in their role of development partner in respect of a housing PFI for a £8 million multi-use regeneration development for new build housing and associated community facilities, including the drafting and negotiation of bespoke amendments to the design and build contract and preparation of bespoke ancillary documentation for warranties, bonds and guarantees.
  • Assisting an RP to develop and implement a strategy for procuring their vehicle fleet comprising of cars, light commercial and specialist vehicles including subsequent repairs and maintenance. This included structuring the procurement process and drafting the OJEU contract notices, pre-qualification questionnaires, qualitative based invitation to tender documentation, including detailed evaluation methodologies and scoring approaches. 
  • Advising an RP on the strategic procurement of its £250 million asset management requirements over a three year programme, including advising on strategy formation, drafting of all procurement documentation and associated contractual arrangements based on amended standard published forms and bespoke arrangements including ancillary documentation and professional appointments.
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Croftons is the trading name of Croftons Solicitors LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with number OC343375. The term ‘partner’, if used, denotes a member of Croftons Solicitors LLP or a senior solicitor of Croftons Solicitors LLP with equivalent standing and qualifications. A full list of members is open to inspection at the office. Croftons is authorised and regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) number 508041. Croftons has its principal place of business at The Lexicon, Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5FA.

 

 

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