I.C.E Contracts

There are various legal factors that have to be considered when it comes to drafting ICE Contracts. It is therefore advisable to make sure you have an experienced law firm on your side to ensure you are covered in every area. At Blackstone Solicitors, we are able to advise many different types of client, no matter the complexity of the circumstances of your ICE Contract.

For more information about how our team of construction solicitors can help you, contact us on 0345 901 0445 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will call you back at a convenient time.

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How we can help

The Institute Of Civil Engineering Contracts (ICE) is a suite of construction contracts intended to promote partnering and collaboration between the contractor and client. It was developed as a reaction to more traditional forms of construction contract which were seen by some as adversarial.  We are here to help in the drafting of these documents and advise upon their implications. Be it a single local plot or a site on a much larger scale, we will work with you to make sure everything goes to plan.

Friendly yet direct, our team is passionate about every case we take on, and we believe the entire process requires constant communication. We will, therefore, guide you through the technicalities involved, offering expert advice from start to finish.

Why legal help is important

The ICE contract has been around since 1945 and is intended for use on civil engineering work. Civil engineering work is fundamentally different from building work – it involves fewer trades, but can be much bigger in scale; there is greater uncertainty in civil engineering work, particularly in groundworks.

The contract does not recognise the existence of a quantity surveyor. All payment and valuation is by the engineer, although a Q.S. may actually do some of this work.

There are numerous clauses in the contract and variations necessary to complete the works are a common aspect of construction contracts. Their status, valuation and consequential effects are important factors that need careful consideration.

Our Services

Our team prides itself on being able to meet every need of each of our clients. We are willing to go the extra mile when other firms are not, ensuring our clients are given the very best opportunity of getting the outcome they are after. Get in touch to see how our specialist team can help and advise you on your ICE contract.

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Speaking to one of our solicitors is easy, simply call us on 0345 901 0445 or allow us to get in touch with you by filling in our online enquiry form. Our services are available to clients throughout the UK, including Manchester, London, Cheshire and Chester, as well as to those living abroad.


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