Construction Law

Construction projects are complex and to be successful they require advisers with specialist legal knowledge and deep sector experience.

Goodman Derrick’s strong cross-departmental Construction law team prides itself on providing legally sound, financially astute and commercially pragmatic advice to all clients through every stage of the construction process.

The team is consistently recommended in the Legal 500 for its breadth of expertise, its strong leadership and its high service levels:

“They are easy to approach and always a pleasure to deal with and have the in-depth knowledge of the law and business practices needed to fully serve their clientele."
Legal 500, 2020

Our clients

Our clients include high end residential developers, international contractors, leading fit-out contractors, specialist subcontractors, architects, engineers and consultants from all areas of the construction and engineering industry and many others.

Tailored advice

We advise on a wide-range of legal issues and we are here to help you whether you are looking for a full suite of contract documents for your next development, or you are a contractor needing advice on your standard terms or on a contract amended by another firm, or you are dealing with a potential or on-going dispute.


Leadership is provided by highly experienced partners. Richard Bailey is recommended in the latest editions of Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal 2021 as one of the leading construction lawyers in England and Tom Pemberton is recommended in Legal 500 for his well known non-contentious construction law practice.


The team has carefully developed close links with a number of barristers, experts, consultants and foreign lawyers and we can help you find the right people to form a professional team that will best represent you in any circumstances.

For more information please contact Richard Bailey on +44 (0)7971 418051 or

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