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Why choose an English Law Firm?

At Barton Legal, we specialise in all aspects of construction and engineering, and we are committed to providing you and your clients with the highest level of expertise and support. As your in-house construction team, we work closely with you to ensure that your workload is managed efficiently and effectively.

We understand the demands of your business and the importance of building strong relationships with your clients. That’s why we can work as part of your team or independently, depending on your needs. Our experienced attorneys can supervise junior members, either remotely or in person, and we can work in your office or at your client’s office or project site.

We have extensive experience working on a variety of projects and contracts, and we are committed to delivering expert advice that is commercially focused and delivered to pre-agreed times and budgets. Whether you need assistance with a large non-contentious project or specialised construction litigation, we are here to help.

As a niche practice, we are dedicated to providing you and your clients with personalised attention and ensuring that we enhance your relationship with them. You can rely on us to provide you with exceptional legal services and support every step of the way.

How do we deal with non-contentious construction matters?

At Barton Legal, we understand that every energy project is unique, and that’s why we specialise in providing tailored contract advice, drafting, and negotiation services. Whether you’re a project owner or an employer, we’re here to help you navigate the complex legal landscape of energy projects, including wind, solar, and biomass.

Our team of experienced attorneys has a proven track record of success in advising on international projects and contracts, from standard forms like FIDIC and NEC to more bespoke agreements. We are committed to using our expertise to help you achieve your goals and protect your interests.

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How do we advise on termination and repudiation?

Barton Legal regularly provides due diligence and red flag reports on project documentation. We understand the transfer of risk through a contract and take-over and acceptance issues. We draft and advise in relation to termination, repudiation, non-availability, performance and delay issues.

By working collaboratively with you, our contracts are stronger and more dynamic, as we understand technical issues and problems more deeply.

Above all we provide clarity, expert and commercial advice, with guidance in plain English.

What is a dispute?

Disputes come in all shapes and sizes and our experience of arbitration, litigation, adjudication and mediation, in England and overseas, ensures we have the expertise to understand the issues and advise on the best approach, whether bringing or defending claims.

Disputes frequently turn on fully understanding and interpreting the terms, liabilities and obligations that apply. Advising on technical issues such as pay less notices, frustration, delay and liquidated damages, which requires a detailed understanding of the law and contracts. We have experience in international arbitration under ICC rules or LCIA, as well as dispute boards, or simply assisting foreign law firms in general construction claims.

How do we deal with disputes in construction contracts?

Litigation also requires the management of witnesses, experts and documents and we have an enviable track record, backed up by testimonials, to ensure we maximise your prospects of success.

Wherever your dispute is, whatever the form of contract, if it is written in English we can help. If English jurisdiction applies then we are essential.

Litigation in any form requires you to have rapid access to the very best counsel and experts across the globe and our contacts and connections ensure this will happen.

Our advice is dynamic and commercial, based on expertise and experience. A team working collaboratively and with great guidance is more likely to win.

Why should you refer to a specialist construction solicitor?

Barton Legal provides specialist construction and engineering advice and assistance to other law firms that do not have this.

When faced with complex issues, either contentious and non-contentious, there may be a strong temptation for firms to try and deal with these issues themselves.

Construction litigation has its own rules and procedures and many of the processes, such as adjudication, require an in-depth knowledge and actual experience, in order to give the best advice.

Non-contentious construction may vary from JCT to FIDIC, and from issues such as repudiation to exclusion clauses. We have the expertise, knowledge and commercial acumen to help you. 

Moreover, firms should also be wary that their PI may not cover the work associated with areas not included within in their stated areas of expertise. Why take the risk when such matters can easily be referred?

Solicitors lacking specialist knowledge will face a time consuming and uncertain task, as they may be unfamiliar with the technicalities of specialist contracts, complex adjudication or issues surrounding foreign projects, financing and international contracts.

It is preferable for clients to be referred to a specialist that can expertly handle their matter, than receive advice which is perhaps unclear or confused. Our role is to enhance and bolster the advice you give.

Outsourcing the work is therefore beneficial to all parties involved. Barton Legal can assist in construction and engineering matters by being openly added to the process, working alongside your firm to assist your client.                                     international 3 internationals

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