Education

As experts in contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering we are often called upon to work on development projects for schools and colleges, which may involve partial or total re-build or extensions to existing teaching or sports facilities.

This work is carried out in a collaborative way with you to ensure that all the documents are prepared to fit the demands of the project, as to scope, timing and cost.

The professional team you engage will require clear direction and certainty over their terms, and equally education providers need to be sure that should anything go wrong they will be fully protected.

That means appointments, warranties, bonds and guarantees need to be discussed, explained, agreed and put in place to ensure the successful completion of the project. That requires expert advice and guidance and clarity in the documents produced.

"I can highly recommend Barton Legal; Bill and his team are experts in their field; they have great communication skills providing concise and regular updates. Through our work with them, I have been able to trust their judgment in the best way to move forward. Their analytical and problem-solving skills have been essential to our case, and they have been very understanding of the impact felt within our educational setting from the issues we have experienced. Thank you Bill and Haiqa for all of your work so far."

Tina Dunderdale, Director of Projects, The Gorse Academies Trust, www.tgat.org.uk  

Sometimes things do not go to plan and that is as likely with any new build as with problems relating to existing infrastructure and buildings. If that does happen, we are experienced litigators who understand the budget and time constraints under which you operate. We can introduce additional experts as and when required and match the progress of our work with yours, as well as carrying out work to pre-agreed fixed budgets and timescales.

It is not unusual for the construction side to be put to one side and insufficient thought given to the “what if?” scenario. Surely, a new build will not have issues? Unfortunately, they can and do and then you will want to be sure that all the right documents are in place with the right people to protect you, and to ensure your teaching continues.

Barton Legal provides a service dedicated to work collaboratively with you and your team. This dynamic and expert approach ensures you will be supported and kept informed as to the best legal and commercial outcome for you.

Early involvement will always save time and money in the long run and we can assist with all aspects of forward planning, review and risk assessment. The imperative is ensuring your project completes on time and to budget. However, the quality of the finish and the ability to keep any disruption to a minimum are also areas where we can assist.