Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP


With locations on both sides of the Atlantic, Womble Bond Dickinson provides the breadth of legal experience and services to meet clients’ needs without losing the intimacy of being connected to their different communities.

With teams located across the US and the UK, and networks and relationships around the world, Womble Bond Dickinson brings an international perspective and extended jurisdictional reach to a wide range of client needs — a powerful combination that presents a compelling alternative to other firms.

It all adds up to hands-on, switched-on lawyers and professionals with the ability to deliver intelligent, grounded and pragmatic advice that clients need to feel confident and succeed at home, across the Atlantic and around the world.

Womble Bond Dickinson is a forward thinking law practice with the energy, drive and determination to keep pace with clients and a focus on delivering the relevant services they need.

Womble Bond Dickinson lawyers and professionals have shared ambitions, common values and a flexible working style that combine with strong personal connections to deliver outstanding levels of client service across every office, every day.

Collaboration provides a fertile ground for exploring new ways to better serve client and find new ways of working; use technology to drive practice innovations; and invest in our people to ensure the delivery of a high quality, cost-effective and personal service.

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

The I in BIM – Who actually owns the data and the database holding it?

The I in BIM – Who actually owns the data and the database holding it? Data is big business. An article from May 2017 in The Economist described the dependency of the global economy on data flows. Whether these are being used to develop A.I., improve manufacture, enhance medical research, reveal individual consumer preferences, or …

The future of alternative dispute resolution?

The future of alternative dispute resolution? Alternative dispute resolution, also known as ADR, is often used in construction and professional negligence disputes. In early December a working group of the Civil Justice Council published its ADR and Civil Justice Final Report, November 2018 which makes recommendations about ADR following the working group’s review of the …

The demise of PFI – gone but not forgotten

The demise of PFI – gone but not forgotten During the course of his Budget speech on 29 October 2018 the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, said: “I have never signed off a PFI contract as Chancellor and I can confirm today that I never will”. It might be nit-picking to point out that PFI as a …

A year of legal developments in construction and what 2019 may hold

A year of legal developments in construction and what 2019 may hold Things never stand still in the construction industry and so, as expected, we saw a lot of change in 2018 from the point of view of legal and industry changes and other developments. In this article by Simon Lewis – Partner, Michelle Essen …

A commitment to fix the system – the government’s response to the Grenfell Tower Report

A commitment to fix the system – the government’s response to the Grenfell Tower Report Following on from the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017, where the fire breached compartmentation of the block resulting in the loss of 72 lives and many more being made homeless, the government commissioned an independent …

Improving the construction industry’s understanding of modern slavery

Improving the construction industry’s understanding of modern slavery Have you noticed that every few months, there is a headline in the news about modern slavery and that quite often it is related to the construction industry? It is no great surprise then that, on 30 July, the British Government announced that it planned to launch …

Looking for clarity in Construction and EU Procurement in No-Deal Brexit

Looking for clarity in Construction and EU Procurement in No-Deal Brexit In nearly six months’ time, on 29 March 2019 at 11pm UK-time to be more exact, the UK is expected to leave the EU. The construction industry has already started to feel the impact of Brexit, and has ongoing concerns about, amongst other things, …

Goldwyn’s lie: no contract? All is not lost

Goldwyn’s lie: no contract? All is not lost Despite best intentions, parties sometimes end up in a commercial relationship without any written contract, due perhaps to: an administrative error; or the need to commence the job as quickly as possible, leaving the completion of a written contract, seen as a formality, for a later date. …

The UK heatwave puts the spotlight on the Construction Industry’s legal obligations

The UK heatwave puts the spotlight on the Construction Industry’s legal obligations The UK Met office issues an Amber weather warning and tells Britons to “stay out of the sun” during this summer’s heatwave. As temperatures reach near record highs of 33.3°C, and are predicted to rise further, it is important that the risks to …

Cyden with the contract – Concurrent delay and the allocation of risk

Cyden with the contract – Concurrent delay and the allocation of risk Last year, North Midland Building Ltd v Cyden Homes Ltd provoked much discussion as to whether the prevention principle should take precedence over freedom of contract, in circumstances where parties had agreed on the allocation of risk of concurrent delay. In the first …

BIM there, done that?

BIM there, done that? In our recent review of the second edition of the CIC BIM protocol (Second Helpings) we noted references to an Asset Information Model (AIM), which had been introduced into the second edition and suggested that the implications of using the protocol for the Facilities Management (FM) phase of a project needed …

Womble Bond Dickinson explores the second edition of the CIC BIM Protocols

Womble Bond Dickinson explores the second edition of the CIC BIM Protocols The second edition of the CIC BIM protocol was published in April. It is intended to reflect current practices and standards and to be a more flexible document to use alongside different contractual arrangements. It will fit more easily with the other documents …