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.


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Ian Seeley

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.


Pragmatic and Practical advice

Our team is large enough to provide our clients with a full range of expert advice upon all aspects of commercial property, whilst remaining small enough to provide a personal service to our clients, many of whom have enjoyed using our services for many years. With specialists in property matters, dispute resolution, funding, planning and commercial agreements, we offer a fully integrated service to our clients. Our aim is to work in partnership with our clients and their professional advisers, in order to achieve our clients’ goals and to seek solutions where others may only see problems. We offer pragmatic and practical advice, with a view to ensuring that our clients are able to take well informed commercial decisions. We believe that it is this philosophy that has led to the continued growth of the team and a record of client retention that we are very
proud of.

Our clients include residential and commercial developers, individual and corporate investors, charities, financial institutions, public authorities and trading business, purchasing or leasing premises for their own use.




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