Specialist solicitors to the construction and engineering industries

Welcome to Hawkswell Kilvington

Hawkswell Kilvington is a niche firm of award winning, specialist solicitors with an established national reputation for providing legal services to the construction and engineering industries.

We provide advice and solutions in all areas of construction and engineering law, from drafting, reviewing and amending bespoke and standard form construction contracts and sub-contracts to resolving construction and engineering disputes through adjudication, mediation, negotiation, arbitration and litigation.

Our team of professional and highly experienced lawyers have an up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of the latest legal developments and adopt a pragmatic, commercial and cost-effective approach to solving clients’ problems. We offer a personal service and a high level of partner involvement that larger firms cannot offer. Our aim is to always be accessible and for our clients to know who is actually doing the work for them.

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Latest News

Within reason: TCC content to enforce succinct Decision

In Bexhill Construction Ltd v Kingsmead Homes Ltd [2023], the TCC held that an adjudicator’s decision was enforceable and rejected arguments that the adjudicator had breached the rules of natural justice by not considering all defences raised. Background Kingsmead Homes […]


Hawkswell Kilvington, has made a series of promotions to its senior team promoting Claire Saunders, Matthew Shotton and Rebecca Jackson to their new role as Legal Director. The trio of specialist construction lawyers deal with complex and high value construction disputes […]

September Newsletter

Here is our September newsletter where we will share with you a roundup of our recent bulletins highlighting important developments in construction law, together with some HK news and details of our Autumn seminar programme. Please feel free to make […]

Latest Bulletins

Waite is Over: First Remediation Order granted under the BSA 2022

The Background to the Case In 2019, following the Grenfell tragedy, fire safety concerns arose in relation to ACM cladding on the upper two storeys of two blocks of residential flats in London (“the Property”). Subsequently, Ms Waite and around […]

Liability for RAAC: will your defence crumble?

What is RAAC? RAAC is a lightweight and cheaper alternative to conventional reinforced concrete and was used from the 1950s to early 1990s in both load bearing and non-load bearing functions.  Being aerated and lacking coarse aggregate it is structurally […]

Lidl joy: Court rejects food retailer’s Part 8 Claims

The Background to the Case Lidl Great Britain Limited (“Lidl”) and Closed Circuit Cooling Limited t/a 3CL (“3CL”) entered into a framework agreement so that the parties could enter into a series of individual work orders for refrigeration and air-conditioning […]


The team at Hawkswell Kilvington is first class with outstanding knowledge of the construction sector and an ability to provide excellent advice, which takes into account the legal and commercial position. They communicate well with the clients and understand the competing pressures they face”. – Legal 500