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Advice on key consultants, contracts and agreements

Our construction lawyers advise housebuilders and developers in relation to the appointment of key consultants as well as building contracts and associated development agreements.

Securing finance for the construction phase of a development also often involves the funder requiring collateral warranties from key consultants on the project and knowledge of the intricacies of construction law as well as pragmatic commercial knowledge is essential in ensuring the funder and the consultant can come to an agreed position.

Our expertise

Construction lawyers advising you on:

  • Collateral Warranties and Consultant Appointments

  • Development Agreements

  • Building Contracts

  • JCT Agreements

  • Design and Build Agreements

Undertaking complex transactions for housebuilders and landowners

Your local real estate solicitor since 1882

Recent highlights

  • Acting for a major UK Bank in relation to collateral warranties and consultant appointments for residential development projects

  • Advising on the construction elements of a £1.4m development loan for a bespoke 6 house site

Philip Fowler

Very professional service

Very professional service - at a difficult time due to Covid 19.


Jane Weller


Helpful, prompt and efficient


Ms Michelle Fielding

I would definitely recommend Goughs

I definitely would recommend Goughs they were very efficient, very helpful and always informed us of what was happening in the chain.


Ms Kathleen Lucas

Thank you very much for doing a great job

Thank you very much for doing a great job as always, would recommend you for sure for being so efficient and getting the job done as quick as possible.


Very helpful

Very helpful. Advice clear with plenty of time for us to consider all the options before making decisions.


Mr Wood

Very thorough

Very thorough, and we also got forces discount.



Andy Turner | Managing Director | Princeton Homes

Rebecca is professional, efficient and extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of Construction Law.


Tom O'Connor | Managing Director | Redcliffe Homes

Andrew is an experienced, diligent and pragmatic development lawyer.  Highly recommended.


Bath Property Awards 2021

Goughs prides itself on its first-class service, with growing property marketing reach and increasing areas of expertise. Enquiries also escalated by 20%, a commanding showing this year!


Peter Hellyer

I have found Goughs Solicitors in Chippenham & Trowbridge to be fast and very efficient in their services to me, they understand your instruction and get on with it! They are very easy to talk to, which is equally very important to me. They are my first port of call for all legal services.


Your construction questions answered

A collateral warranty is put in place to supplement an existing contract with the addition of a third party. 

They therefore provide rights to those who would not otherwise be included within the main contract such as  building contracts and sub-contracts. At Goughs, our land and development team often advise on such agreements to ensure everyone involved in the transaction is protected. 

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But in all seriousness, any form of construction can be extremely costly, complex and lengthy. As with most things in life, you need to be protected from the word go. The upfront costs of getting legally certified contracts in place with everyone involved in the project will protect you in the long run. They will also provide peace of mind for everyone involved. 

You should consider contracts for architects, engineers and surveyors, among others. For advice on what you need before moving forward, get in touch with our expert team today.

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Your construction team

Andrew Given

Partner and Head of Land & Development

Andrew has been head of the Land & Development team since 2014 and acts for SME Housebuilders, Land Promoters, and Landowners on all aspects of development land.

Rebecca Bailey

Senior Associate Solicitor

Rebecca joined Goughs in 2014 having previously spent 15 years at two major law firms in London and Leeds and advises on all aspects of property and construction.

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