Legal Firm of the Year

This award recognises and celebrates a legal firm or division which has provided outstanding services for the construction and civil engineering industry during the previous 18 months.


DWF's Infrastructure, Construction and Energy team has a clear vision to become one of the leading and well-respected legal practices in the International Construction Sector. We specialise in advising on domestic and international infrastructure and construction disputes, non-contentious matters and project advisory work. We offer guidance on all major industry standard form construction and engineering contracts and professional appointments, and have specialist expertise representing clients in contract negotiations. We also advise on procurement, risk management, dispute avoidance and resolution in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and regularly assist clients with claims involving liquidated damages, substantial defects, wrongful termination, variations and other cost claims. We operate globally, across our network of offices and association law firms, to enable the seamless sharing of insight and ideas, wherever you operate. We work hard to understand what really matters to our clients and develop the best possible solutions.

Fenwick Elliott

Fenwick Elliott is the UK’s largest specialist construction and energy law firm. For more than three decades we have been delivering first class service to clients around the world in the building, engineering and energy sectors.2023 has been an outstanding year for the firm: supporting our clients through business critical disputes and negotiating contracts for successful new projects.Our focus on this one specific area of the law allows us to fully embed ourselves in our clients’ industries and foremost challenges. We are involved with the world’s leading construction law organisations, and have been delighted to continue our support of the industry’s leading initiatives.This granular approach to construction law helps differentiate our offer from that of multi-disciplinary firms, and provide a specialist alternative that stands out for clients.

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown's London Construction and Engineering group is made up of over 40 lawyers who leverage the firm’s global platform, offering advice on the procurement of major projects and the resolution of substantial disputes across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Many clients have been working with the firm for over 20 years and it places a big emphasis on building strong relationships with new and existing clients. One of the firm's landmark cases, Shepherd Construction v Kingspan and others, is one of the largest cladding claims ever brought before the Technology and Construction Court – damages claimed are more than £65m. There are more than 8 defendants, many of whom are insured, so the firm's understanding of the insurance market has been a critical factor in its successful pursuit of the claim. Partners Michael Regan and James Morris are advising the claimant on the case.

Pinsent Masons

The Pinsent Masons global Equality Law team is uniquely placed to advise on the cultural and legal aspects of EDI issues, and is particularly well known for its market-leading work on global pay transparency issues. In particular, the Pinsent Masons team have supported BAM with their gender and ethnicity pay gap calculations and reporting strategies across UK and Ireland over many years. The comprehensive support we have provided includes: undertaking their gender and ethnicity pay gap calculations for multiple entities across UK and Ireland; identifying trends and advising on the underlying causes of their gaps using our innovative software which presents the data in an interactive and granular way using bespoke variables; providing guidance on targeted actions to address those root causes, including positive action measures; and drafting their internal and external communications.