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Silver Shemmings is a specialist firm of construction, engineering and real estate solicitors, experienced in advising aviation clients in areas such as planning and procurement, contract drafting and negotiation, operation and maintenance, dispute resolution, and end of design life.
The firm also provides both routine and bespoke training to clients and contacts in the aviation sector.
Legal services for the aviation industry
Silver Shemmings is experienced in standard form construction and engineering contracts used by parties in the aviation sector, including New Engineering Contract (NEC), the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), Government Contract of Works (GC/Works) and the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC).
The company also has expertise in drafting terms and conditions for suppliers of products and services to the aviation sector.
Many of Silver Shemmings’s lawyers are dual-qualified in various construction and engineering industries, and therefore bring that background and experience to the firm’s services.
Clients are advised on areas such as litigation, arbitration, mediation, adjudication, expert determination and dispute boards, as well as how to best manage the risk of disputes arising when putting the contracts together.
Silver Shemmings’s services consist of advice, representation before courts and other tribunals, as well as international arbitration, and the drafting / negotiating of contracts and other agreements on a client’s behalf.
The firm focuses on construction, engineering and real estate, and recruits solicitors with relevant industry, government and non-law backgrounds such as engineering. The Team also includes Adjudicators and Barristers.
Customised training services for engineering and construction industries
Silver Shemmings provides diverse and detailed training programmes, comprising client / contact seminars, tailored in-house training, lectures for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE), as well as producing articles, guides and commentaries across numerous platforms.
The firm also provides free and paid-for training, as well as custom-design training schemes for its clients.
Procurement advisory services
Silver Shemmings advises clients on the various methods of procuring construction works and services, and their respective advantages and disadvantages. This influences which standard or bespoke contract would best benefit the client.
The firm advises on traditional; design and build; engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) procurement; construction management; and management contracting.
Silver Shemmings is also experienced in EU Public Procurement and consults public sector clients, as well as their contracting parties.
Dispute resolution advice
Silver Shemmings advises clients on all forms of dispute resolution, including:
- Arbitration (domestic and international)
- Expert determination
- Dispute boards
Each of these has its own rules and regulations, sometimes covering considerable areas of law and practice.