Barton Legal is a niche construction practice advising on all aspects of construction and engineering, whether contentious or non-contentious and whether in relation to projects in the UK, Europe or further afield.


Specialist Construction Solicitors

At Barton Legal, we are dedicated to providing exceptional legal services for all aspects of construction and engineering projects, both contentious and non-contentious. Our team of experienced solicitors is committed to helping you navigate complex legal issues with ease and achieve your desired outcomes.

Whether you’re a company, a law firm, or an individual, we understand that your needs are unique and require personalised attention. That’s why we offer customised solutions that are tailored to your specific requirements.

We take pride in our ability to work as your in-house construction team, either as a primary or supplemental resource, providing valuable external assistance when needed. Our expertise extends both nationally and internationally, allowing us to serve clients from around the world.

Our goal is to minimise your risks and maximise your opportunities, delivering cost-effective and efficient results. We value clear communication and transparency throughout the legal process, ensuring that you are always informed and involved.

Are you a developer, contractor or sub-contractor?

Barton Legal has extensive experience working on a wide range of construction projects for various clients including small regional contractors, national developers, and multinational building contractors with operations across the globe. Our expertise includes projects such as design and build, biomass, wind farms, pharmaceuticals, hotels, pipelines, new office builds, private hospitals, schools, factories, and railways.

When working with you, our focus is always on ensuring that your contract meets your specific needs, protects your interests, and facilitates the timely and cost-effective completion of your project.

We will ensure your contract does what you want, what it needs to do to protect you and to ensure that the project completes on time and on budget.

Do you need someone to draft, review, negotiate or advise on the contract you are using, or about to use?

Here at Barton Legal, we have extensive experience in providing contract advice, drafting and negotiating, as well as advising clients on their obligations under a contract, and providing either due diligence reports or the necessary amendments to their contract.  We have worked on JCT, NEC, FIDIC and IChemE standard form contracts and various other bespoke contracts.  We also draft a wide variety of commercial contracts/documents including terms & conditions, sale & purchase agreements, service agreements, exclusivity agreements, supply agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.

We appreciate there may be times when you may not be able to negotiate terms and conditions and/or change liabilities and obligations, but we can tell you what they mean and the action you should or should not be taking and when.

If you know what you want, then we can draft it. If you have a complex legal document that you don’t really understand, then we can tell you what it means in plain English.

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Frequently asked questions

The team at Barton Legal are highly experienced in various forms of dispute resolution and dispute avoidance which can be used in relation to a construction project.

This includes litigation, adjudication, arbitration (domestic and international) as well as other forms of dispute resolution, such as alternative dispute resolution, mediation, and dispute avoidance boards.

Barton Legal is able to review a pay less notice received by a party and determine whether it has been served in a valid manner and whether the details it sets out are contractually and legally compliant.  The pay less notice may be invalid for a variety of reasons and you need to know sooner rather than later.

Barton Legal takes a collaborative approach with clients, including discussing with them the potential options when handling a matter which is based on what the contract actually says, whilst balancing commercial considerations.

Barton Legal understands the provisions which affect how a contract is administered for a variety of different types of contract and can provide clarity on how to manage the contract.  This includes drafting notices, and when to send them, what other information may or may not be required, and advising as to the other obligations and action points from the contract terms and conditions.

We will tell you want you do and don’t need to do, and when and how.

Barton Legal has the knowledge to discuss a potential claim, its merits and what should or should not be done.  We will clarify what claim you may, or may not, have and the likelihood your claim will be successful.

Barton Legal has the expertise to understand what other factors may be at play when you are claiming against another party. We know how to prepare claims and the extent of evidence needed, as well as witness statements and other supporting information.

In short, Barton Legal has the expertise to deal with any matter which may arise in relation to a construction project.