Specialist solicitors to the construction and engineering industries
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Hawkswell Kilvington is a niche firm of award winning, specialist solicitors with an established national reputation for providing legal services to the construction and engineering industries.
We provide advice and solutions in all areas of construction and engineering law, from drafting, reviewing and amending bespoke and standard form construction contracts and sub-contracts to resolving construction and engineering disputes through adjudication, mediation, negotiation, arbitration and litigation.
Our team of professional and highly experienced lawyers have an up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of the latest legal developments and adopt a pragmatic, commercial and cost-effective approach to solving clients’ problems. We offer a personal service and a high level of partner involvement that larger firms cannot offer. Our aim is to always be accessible and for our clients to know who is actually doing the work for them.
NEC3 contracts, with their emphasis on proactive contract management, require compensation events to be valued using forecasts of the cost of the additional work. However, it is often the case that the compensation event procedure is not operated properly and … read more
It is typical for businesses to include clauses in their standard terms and conditions which limit and/or exclude their liability as far as possible. However, the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (“UCTA”) imposes restrictions on what can and cannot be … read more
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