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Construction Law – Facilities Management

FM (Facilities Management) Contracts create complex arrangements requiring consideration not only of the performance specifications but a range of other commercial issues such as employment law, pensions, indemnities and other regulatory matters.

Very often FM Contracts form part of a much wider commercial arrangement and in such circumstances it is important to have a thorough understanding of such procurement processes, no matter how far down the supply chain the Service Provider may be.

The lawyers at MJD Solicitors have provided pragmatic, commercially focussed legal advice on a number of large and complex FM Contracts, including contracts for the provision of services to schools, hospitals, health centres and local authority accommodation.

MJD Solicitors has extensive experience of negotiating soft and hard Facilities Management Contracts and associated documentation for both employers and contractors. We can assist in the drafting of contracts to transfer risk to both subcontractors and consultants, ensuring back to back protection where required.

MJD Solicitors has experience of complex multi-party dispute resolution in the context of Facility Management Contracts and can advise on the operation of Payment Mechanisms and any performance criteria that measure payment.

MJD Solicitors can assist with the following:

  • Negotiation of Hard and Soft FM contracts
  • Co-operation / Interface Agreements
  • Contractual Variations
  • Direct Agreements & Collateral Warranties
  • Operational Disputes
  • Payment Mechanisms
  • Parallel Loan Agreements

Matthew Dillon, Partner at MJD Solicitors, worked as in-house counsel to Facilities Management Companies where he advised on a range of contracts (including PFi) and disputes .Matthew can be contacted here.