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Projects, Infrastructure & Construction

All business ventures and activities carry risk

None more so than in the fields of major projects, infrastructure and construction.

Whether you are funding, supplying, designing and constructing, servicing or otherwise operating in the built environment, or in infrastructure and the connectivity of things, the change and innovation you’re seeing in terms of modern methods of construction, the digital economy, integrated procurement and delivery partnerships, globalisation of supply chains, new funding structures and alternative forms of dispute resolution are just some of the areas that you will need to understand and navigate to manage your risk and reward.

You want to feel confident that you have fully understood those risks and have allocated responsibility fairly and appropriately, so that risks can be managed successfully as one successful team, for everyone’s shared success – for your clients, customers, employees, supply chain and your other stakeholders.

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Our services

To assess risk and navigate a path through risk to success, whatever that looks like for you, you need trusted legal advisors who know you inside and out, so that you participate in your chosen market as one successful team.

Managing risk & resolving disputes

We are specialists in assessing risk and advising you, using clear language to describe to you what that risk looks like, whether it appears fair and how it compares with risks taken by others in your chosen market or sector, as well as how you might manage that risk. We can also offer a view on reward and how that might be better attained and shared with your clients, customers and stakeholders. We offer all the usual legal routes to assessing, managing and mitigating risk and protecting your business, such as negotiation, mediation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation.

Financial, Commercial & Contractual

We understand complex funding, cross-collateralised security structures and project finance and can provide you with strategic, commercially-astute advice on contracting structures, finance and procurement methodology. We will provide support and advice on all commercial agreements that might sit around your projects. We can assist you with frameworks, services contracts, supply of goods, IT, project finance and payment security, confidentiality agreements and other commercial arrangements. For your construction and engineering projects, we are experts in the use of JCT, NEC, FIDIC, IChemE standard forms of contract.

Strategic insights & advice

We offer support, insight and strategic advice. Our legal experts work across multiple industry sectors, including energy (conventional and renewable), infrastructure, advanced manufacturing and technology, leisure, retail, education and real estate. We understand that things can go wrong, often quite unexpectedly, meaning you might need specialists on your team who are responsive and, above all, who you can trust. If they do go wrong, we will support you and deal with risks as they arise, or when you might have a serious and significant disagreement with others. We work with you to craft strategies that avoid disputes and protect your business, over both the immediate and longer term.

Why choose Foot Anstey?

Our aim is simple. We want to work with you as an extension of your team, to truly get to know your business and offer advice that works for you.

Having worked on some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects, as well as major international projects, our team are recognised as experts in their subject area – we speak at conferences on legal issues affecting those involved on major projects, as well as at events organised by other construction industry professional bodies, such as the Society of Construction Law, Constructing Excellence, TECBAR and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. We are plugged into leading industry bodies and organisations who are at the very forefront of innovation and change in the UK’s infrastructure sector.

We understand the law, but we won’t bore you with trite commentary, or over-technical legal analysis.  When we speak to you, advise you and make suggestions, it is your ambitions and success we think about.

Our People

Our team’s substantial expertise is extremely wide-ranging. We can support you on your projects from cradle to grave. Some of our lawyers are also trained engineers and surveyors, so we have additional senior management and technical experience outside of the legal sector and a deep operational understanding of the issues you might face.

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What do our clients say?

“The Foot Anstey team is truly epic – they have become an integral part of our in-house legal service. This team delivers high-quality legal work, with exceptional attention to detail, alongside honest communication in terms of commercial suggestions and expectations.”

Legal 500 2024

“Good industry understanding and experience, good collaboration, they hear their client’s needs/requests and ensure that they get the best possible results for them, they proposing solutions.”

Legal 500 2024

“The Foot Anstey team have an in depth knowledge of the market and always provide clear, tailored and timely advice. They take the time to really get to know my business and are always approachable.”

Legal 500 2024

‘The construction team provides a diverse team with a multitude of expertise. They are enthusiastic in adapting to the changing market and sharing the benefit of this with their clients.’

Legal 500 2024

“The Foot Anstey energy team have become a fundamental part of our project delivery team and have always provided us with high quality good value advice on all legal aspects that we have sought and engaged their assistance. They have a can do attitude and always look to solve problems rather than create them which is a crucial starting position from my viewpoint and helps to differentiate them from others.”

Legal 500 2023

“Good commercial awareness and pragmatic approach to problem-solving.”

Legal 500 2023

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