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About: Construction

Winckworth Sherwood’s recognised leading construction specialists advise a diverse client base on a variety of construction and engineering issues. We often work closely with the wider Real Estate team as well as the teams in Social HousingEducation, and Leisure & Hospitality, and Litigation. Our experts can assist you in the following key areas:


  • Main contracts and sub-contracts incorporating standard forms as well as bespoke agreements for specialist situations
  • Framework arrangements
  • Collateral warranties, third party rights schedules and notices, bonds and guarantees
  • Consultancy appointments and step-in rights
  • Novations and assignments
  • Community Infrastructure Documents
  • International Contracts

Asset Management

  • Repair and maintenance contracts incorporating standard forms as well as bespoke agreements for housing stock
  • Construction aspects of leisure management agreements

Dispute Resolution

  • Resolution of final accounts, delay claims, valuation disputes, failures to achieve design or performance standards
  • Insured risk and insurance coverage claims
  • Litigation in Technology and Construction Court (TCC) and all other UK Courts
  • Arbitration in the UK and Internationally under the International rules, such as ICC, LCIA.  Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, AAA
  • Adjudications under both statutory rules and contractual conditions: enforcements
  • Mediation and Dispute Boards


  • Contract terminations, novations, re-negotiations when insolvency occurs
  • Contract reviews and audit for banks, receivers, administrators and liquidators


  • Wide ranging commercial affairs for regulated utilities in procurement and dispute resolution issues
  • Representations to the relevant regulators of health & safety
  • Sustainability and data protection legislation

Materials and Products

  • Supply and distribution contracts
  • Product liability claims and risk management

Key Contact


Partner and Head of Construction, London

Tel: +44 (0)20 7593 5145

Eleanor Kilminster

Partner and Head of Construction, London

Tel: +44 (0)20 7593 5145

Key Contact

Upcoming Events

Thursday 14th May 2020 | Registration & refreshments: 8.00am | Start: 8.30am | Finish: 10.00am

Optimising heat networks – increasing efficiency and reducing carbon

In this joint seminar with Switch2 Energy the speakers will cover: Demonstrating how to take a more intelligent, informed and compliant approach to heat network design, development, implementation and operation. Understanding how to monitor and manage the effectiveness of communal/district …

Winckworth Sherwood, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close. London SE1 9BB