Construction & Engineering Law

At Mercantile Barristers, our members have a wealth of experience in the technology, construction and engineering industries. Our key members hold industry professional qualifications and have practiced for several years with leading construction and engineering consultancies. They have also worked with construction and development firms in the UK, handling the procurement; management; and delivery of complex high value projects across the UK and internationally.


For our professional clients, Mercantile Barristers offers a comprehensive and effective construction and engineering contract drafting and advisory service, applicable to all stages of a project’s life cycle, from initial feasibility through to completion, disposal or occupation.

Legal issues arise at every stage in a project’s life cycle. Addressing them promptly and properly are often the ‘stitch in time’ that saves a costly dispute down the line. Mercantile Barristers are able to offer a comprehensive drafting and strategic advisory service that avoids disputes and ensures that our clients are best prepared should a dispute become inevitable. We are regularly asked to review and draft contract documentation, plus provide advice concerning:

Mercantile Barristers are experts in managing construction and engineering contract disputes from inception to conclusion. Because we understand the commercial context behind these disputes, we excel in devising the most profitable disposal of every dispute for our clients.

Our members at Mercantile Barristers are proficient in oral and written advocacy and we represent clients in all tribunals and courts both nationally and internationally and regularly appear in the Technology and Construction Court.

We are regularly asked to provide strategic and tactical advice in relation to all forms of disputes and prospective disputes and to provide advice and drafting support at the early stages of a construction and engineering contract dispute.

Value Adding Approach

Our approach to legal practice is always to articulate creative and value-adding solutions for clients whilst delivering timely, efficient and affordable professional services. All clients conduct their affairs within a legal context and Mercantile Barristers’ role is to advise on the conduct of their transactions and affairs in ways that avoid conflict and disputes.


However, should a dispute become inevitable, then our prior engagement would have assured that all the necessary precautions have been taken and mitigating steps adopted. Thus, clients will begin any dispute resolution in a strong position to achieve their desired objectives.


Whether by adjudication, arbitration, litigation, members at Mercantile Barristers will adopt a firm, swift and decisive approach to achieve the best possible results for clients within the shortest possible time. We recognise that no two cases are the same, so we will adapt our style to suit the occasion.


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