Construction Solicitors in Chelmsford

Our team of highly experienced Construction Solicitors and Regulatory experts in Chelmsford can provide bespoke guidance to support clients with potential commercial developments and to resolve disputes quickly and efficiently.


Lead Contact

Ian Seeley

Partner, Solicitor

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Experienced Construction Law Solicitors working on all developments

The world of construction can be complex and unpredictable, but our Construction and Regulatory team are always on hand to help.
Working closely with our Commercial Property and Dispute Resolution teams, our Construction Law Solicitors have all the expertise needed to take care of even the most technical issues with all developments and are prompt to provide early intervention when required to secure fast results.

Whether you are a Developer, Contractor or Consultant, our team can ensure you keep risks minimum and are able to respond quickly to any potential issues.

Our team can also advise on any regulatory matters that arise around potential HSE investigations, inspections, incidents and interventions where industry bodies become involved.

Ensuring you stick to your building safety commitment

In 2020, the UK Government drafted the Building Safety Bill in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster. The Bill is set to put in place several new regulatory frameworks for building safety, quality, and competence, to ensure that residents’ safety has the highest possible priority during the construction process. Our specialist Building Safety Solicitors are closely monitoring the implication of these changes for those in the construction industry and can offer specific guidance to freeholders, managers, and leaseholders. The Bill introduces key areas of responsibility including an “Accountable Person” who must assess High Rise Building safety risks, a “Building Manager” whose function is to manage the risks identified by the Accountable Person, and a new Building Safety Regulator role which will produce a new Code of Conduct for building inspectors and have enforcement and prosecutorial powers where there have been failures on the part of the Accountable Person or Building Safety Manager.

To stay up to date, speak to our Construction Law team about the Building Safety Bill and ensure you stick to your building safety commitment.

Get to know our Construction Solicitors in Chelmsford

Ian Seeley is an experienced contentious construction and regulatory solicitor with a broad mix of public and private sector experience. Ian has over 25 years’ experience of criminal and regulatory law, advising and representing corporate and individual clients in all manner of regulatory investigations and prosecutions by the police, HSE, Environment Agency, Natural England, local authorities, the Gangmaster Licensing Authority and others.

Ian acts for all sections of the construction supply chain, including sub-contractors, main contractors and employers / developers, on a wide range of disputes.




26th February 2024

Mistry and Ors v Wallace Estates Limited – remediation orders and a question of relevant defects         

 Case law is now starting to trickle through and currently, in the spotlight, are the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) cases concerning

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23rd February 2024

Van Herpen v Green and Green – The provision of Gas Safety Certificates and associated Building Regulations Compliance Certificates

Background – Van-Herpen v Green and Green (2023) This case concerned a claim by a landlord for possession on the

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21st February 2024

The FTT’s first decision on the identity of Accountable Persons – can a Tribunal appointed manager be an ‘Accountable Person’ under the Building Safety Act?

The Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA) is ripe for litigation in the context of both its meaning and effect. Canary

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