Lawrence Stephens


Building by design

  • Understanding what’s needed at every stage of development
  • Delivering on your objectives from procurement to completion
  • Protecting your interests across each project lifespan

Across the construction, civil engineering and process engineering sectors, we have significant experience in advising on a wide variety of domestic and international projects: representing commercial and residential developers, lenders, contractors, architects, engineers and other professional consultants, investors and landlords.

We deal with every stage of development.  This covers funding and development financing, preparing construction documentation for new builds, refurbishments and fit-outs, appointing professionals, and advising on contracts, insurance and guarantees.

Our technical proficiency is matched by a strong commercial understanding: recognising the importance of driving projects forward, we proactively avoid unnecessary delays to ensure that deadlines are met.

In forging durable relationships, we take time to understand our clients’ strategic goals.  Invariably, they stay with us for many years.  We become part of their team, identifying opportunities and creating a competitive advantage.

Recognised as sectoral thought leaders, our team members are engaged as speakers, lecturers and panel members.  Where necessary, we work collaboratively with other professionals.

We work in the following sectors:
  • Data centres
  • Education
  • Hospitals and care homes
  • Hotels and student accommodation
  • Manufacturing and complex process plants
  • Office developments, refurbishments and fit-outs
  • Power stations
  • Railways
  • Residential development, including single dwellings and large-scale developments
  • Retail parks
  • Roads
  • Shops, hotels, bars, restaurants and lounges
  • Sports stadia
Our services include:
  • Construction dispute resolution
  • Contract novation
  • Dealing with assignment
  • Due diligence
  • Financing
  • Managing the collateral warranty process
  • Onward sale of developments
  • Preparing bespoke contract amendments tailored to your requirements
  • Selecting the correct form of contract