Cookie PolicyWe use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. We will take your continued use of our website as consent to our use of cookies.



Legal 500 Awards


commercial property banner

Construction Law

We provide advice on all types of construction related issues and contracts for commercial and residential developments, as well as renewable energy projects.

We advise on the entire range of standard form construction contracts and draft more bespoke construction contracts. We draft and negotiate building contracts, bonds, guarantees, appointments and collateral warranty documents, novation agreements, tender documentation, and all related funding documentation for clients.

We have worked on many high profile developments including: the University of York's National Science Learning Centre, York St John University's De Grey Court, York Minster's Great East Window project, National Railway Museum's Yorkshire Wheel, Marino Aquarium, Barcelona, and London Aquarium County Hall Westminster, to name but a few.

The construction & engineering department is listed as a centre of excellence in the 2013 edition of the Legal 500 and is the only York based firm of solicitors to feature in the Yorkshire & Humberside region.

Clients include end users, developers, funders, main contractors, consultants and sub-contractors. We advise on claims involving arbitration, adjudication, litigation, mediation, and ADR on topics such as:

  • Non - payment
  • Design workmanship and materials issues
  • Extension of time and related loss and expense and liquidated damages
  • Negligence
  • Express and implied terms
  • Contractual statutory and common law liability risks
  • Misrepresentation
  • Abatements set off counterclaims
  • Compliance with the Construction Act 1996 (as amended)
  • All civil contentious issues related to construction and engineering and renewables contracts.
  • If you require construction law advice speak to one of our solicitors today. Call our Sheffield, York or Leeds offices to discuss your latest construction project in a legal context today.

Commercial Property Solicitors

Our experienced team can help no matter what situation your business is facing. Contact our Leeds, York or Sheffield office today to find out more, or use our contact details below.

Get in Touch

With Lupton Fawcett on your side, you're taking control. Contact us today.

Enquiry Form

Please complete this form to make an enquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Remember you can still call us on 0333 323 5292 or email us at



  • This particular project was externally audited and received the highest commendation for project management, due diligence and best practice. This outcome was achieved in the main due to the high quality of service, professionalism and knowledge.. via Gareth Hevey. We consider that we have received an exceptional level of service, very good risk management.. and value for money.

    Lupton Fawcett Logo
    Lupton Fawcett Logo
    Director of Facilities, The University of York St John

    We could not possibly have got this far without them.

    Lupton Fawcett Logo
    Lupton Fawcett Logo
    Julian Martin, ICE Renewables
  • The advice and support received from your Construction and Engineering team was second to none and helped the Council to achieve a successful outcome in challenging circumstances. I would have no hesitation in requesting similar assistance again should the need arise.

    Lupton Fawcett Logo
    Lupton Fawcett Logo
    Acting Chief Executive, A District Council
Get in Touch