Expert advice from your dedicated construction solicitor

Expert advice from your dedicated construction solicitor

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.

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 employment 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

Our clients rate us excellent

Sue Greenman

Everything was completed professionally and within my tight time scales. I would like to say thank you and would definitely go back to Goughs should I need help in the future.

Ali McBrine

Thank you Alice Blackmore for your fantastic professional support, with care, compassion and kindness, of our need for explanation and understanding of the system and language in a lot of correspondence. Thank you too for being always being honest and empathic of our feelings.

Andrew Alvis

Another well-managed transaction handled promptly and professionally by Nadine Cook and her team. We have used Goughs before, will use again and would not hesitate to recommend their services to anybody.

Phil Carter

Goughs Solicitors provide a friendly, professional and extremely reassuring service. The whole team, especially Georgina Catlin, are empathetic and provide sound advice when required, you definitely feel you are in safe hands.

Your construction team

Laura Vickers

Plot Sales & Development Conveyancer

Laura is part of the Housebuilding and Land Development Sector, specialising in the sale of new build plots on behalf of our housebuilder clients on their development sites.

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.

Your real estate legal experts


We draw from a wide range of disciplines to support you in keeping your business moving forward.


Goughs have been providing legal services to businesses across the south west since 1882.


We deal with a wide variety of real estate clients so have the expertise to ensure all your needs are dealt with by one team.

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