Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure
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Thirty Nine Essex Street is a leading construction set described by Chambers & Partners 2009 as an "extremely professional outfit, with strong practitioners who offer a good service..." with "an excellent reputation for construction law...".
Members of Thirty Nine Essex Street act in a wide range of matters from factories, housing estates, oil platforms and refineries, ports and dry docks, schools and universities, tunnels and viaducts to small domestic conversions.
We work for all sides of the industry: for employers, contractors, and the professional team working on such schemes, funders, insurers and the public sector. We act for and against national and state governments.
We have experience in the typical issues involved in construction disputes: defects, design, delay, extensions of time and liquidated damages, disruption and prolongation, ground conditions, certification, payment, performance bonds, guarantees, letters of credit and other forms of security.
Our work has involved all the major contract forms such as FIDIC, ENAA, Orgalime, the MF/1, IChem E, NEC, JCT and ICE forms as well as misrepresentation, mistake and rectification of contract claims.
We are also able to provide specialist advice and advocacy in relation to environmental, health and safety, insurance, procurement and regulatory issues. We are familiar with the funding and partnering arrangements that have developed around large-scale projects and regularly advise in relation to bonds, guarantees and indemnities.