Chester: 01244 354800
Liverpool: 0151 3210000
Legal 500 Top Tier Firm 2024  
Solicitors in Chester and Liverpool
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We advise on the full range of commercial legal services for the construction and engineering industries, in both contentious and non-contentious matters.

With extensive experience working within the construction industry; we know how it works and understand the complex issues it faces. Our preferred approach is to work as part of your professional team to ensure the success of your project whether that is setting up or supporting a project, avoiding disputes or if necessary, commencing or defending them.

This means we have a real depth of knowledge and breadth of experience, from standard forms of contract such as JCT, NEC, ICC and typical amendments to these forms to keep up with developments in the industry.


Specialist Team of Construction Solicitors

While we enjoy a national reputation for legal excellence, what truly sets us apart is our commitment to serving as your local legal expert and trusted partner. At DTM Legal, we believe in fostering long-term relationships built on trust, exceptional service, and legal excellence. Our client’s success is our success, and we are dedicated to going above and beyond to ensure your business goals are achieved.

At DTM Legal, we are more than just legal experts; we are partners in your success. With a diverse client portfolio, we bring expertise, insights, and a commitment to excellence to every client project. We work alongside developers, owners, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers ensuring support for all your key stakeholders throughout the construction project.


Construction & Engineering Legal Services

Our legal services span the entire lifecycle of construction and engineering projects, from the initial contractual setup to project completion. We are well-equipped to handle all stages of your project, ensuring legal due diligence, and adherence to best practices whilst remaining concise and cost-effective.

Our construction-related services offer comprehensive support for your business needs:

  • Development Agreements: Tailoring agreements that align with your project’s objectives, ensuring clarity and mutual understanding between parties.
  • Contract Amendments/Terms: Offering expert guidance on modifying existing contracts or establishing new terms to adapt to evolving project requirements.
  • Appointments: Facilitating the appointment of professional services required for the project. Ensuring that the scope, fees, and obligations are established.
  • Novations: Streamlining the process of transferring contractual obligations and rights between parties, minimising potential disputes.
  • Warranties: Providing legal insights into warranties to safeguard your interests, ensuring clarity, and enforceability.
  • Guarantees and Bonds: Advising on the intricacies of guarantees and bonds, offering solutions to mitigate risks and protect investments.


  • Assignments: Facilitating the transfer of contractual rights or obligations, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and contractual obligations.
  • Risk Reports: Conducting comprehensive risk assessments and reports, identifying potential pitfalls and offering proactive solutions to mitigate risks.
  • Contractual Advice: Offering tailored advice on all contractual matters, ensuring compliance with legal standards and best practices.
  • Construction Disputes: Leveraging our expertise to navigate construction disputes, offering timely resolutions to minimise project disruptions.
  • Negotiation and Mediation: Employing mediation and alternative resolution tactics during negotiations to facilitate productive discussions and mutually agreed settlements.
  • Adjudication and Arbitration: Representing clients in adjudication and arbitration proceedings, leveraging our legal acumen to secure favourable outcomes.


Industries We Serve

We take immense pride in serving a diverse clientele across a wide array of sectors, each presenting its unique challenges and opportunities. Our clients operate across several industries including:

  • Retail
  • Care Homes
  • Commercial & Residential Property
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation

The insights, strategies, and solutions developed for one client sector often prove invaluable for others. Our cross-sectoral approach not only enriches our knowledge base but also empowers the DTM Legal team to offer solutions tailored to the specific needs of the clients we serve irrespective of the projects sector.


Discuss a Construction & Engineering Matter with a Legal Expert

To discuss your legal requirements with a specialist construction solicitor reach out to our Head of Dispute Resolution and Construction, Jim Morris. Speak with a member of our team today at 01244 354800 or email

Make DTM Legal your trusted legal partner in driving the success of your construction and engineering ventures.


What our clients say

  • “We were impressed throughout with the highly skilled and professional legal advice we received throughout. ”

    Ben Kerfoot, Managing Director Marine Specialised Technology.

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