A destination set for construction disputes
Out on their own for construction and insurance matters
Forward-thinking Hardwicke has been involved in a variety of construction disputes, with a particular growth in instructions relating to cladding defects
Hardwicke is “an amazing chambers with gifted barristers” (Legal 500). In the last year, the team has won the Construction Junior of the Year both at the Legal 500 Awards (David Pliener) and Chambers Bar Awards (Catherine Piercy). It has also previously won the Legal 500 ‘Construction & Energy’ set of the year.
Recommended as a leading construction chambers by both Chambers UK and Legal 500, Hardwicke has built a reputation as “a very commercial and forward-thinking” (Legal 500) set whose Construction Team “understands modern commercial realities and treat solicitors like valued clients” (Legal 500). The Construction Team has specialist Construction, Energy and Engineering barristers with a domestic and international practice that sees them advising on complex engineering and infrastructure disputes around the world. Specialist legal expertise and over 40 years of experience mean that practitioners are ideally placed to identify and address legal issues as well as avoid, manage, and resolve disputes.
With the second edition of Construction All Risks Insurance and the companion book Construction Professional Indemnity Insurance, the Construction Team has established its reputation as a market leader in Engineering, Energy and Insurance related disputes – “a burgeoning construction chambers with noted strength in insurance-related construction disputes” (Chambers UK). Team members are also at the forefront of effective dispute management with their participation in the development of the new Construction and Engineering Pre-action Protocol, and publication of E-Disclosure: Law and Practice.
The Hardwicke construction team take part in various events both at Hardwicke and for external providers throughout the year. This includes a J2J series of construction seminars aimed specifically at less experienced practitioners.