Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Advised on the acquisition of land through compulsory purchase and negotiation from multiple owners in order to facilitate the construction of a bridge over a bypass.

  • Secured planning permission to build a bridge over a major bypass.

  • Advised on the acquisition of land for the construction of a bridge over a mainline railway.

  • Advised on the public inquiry process following multiple objections to a bridge being built.

  • Secured Statutory Bridge Orders for multiple sites.

DJB specialists

  • Yohanna Weber (Partner) 

  • Sophie Philippon-Thomas (Partner)  

  • Stephanie Smith (Partner)  

  • Zaheer Bashir (Senior Associate Solicitor)


Legal issues that may arise

  • Land acquisitions

  • Compulsory purchases

  • Planning permissions and obligation

  • The acquisition of Statutory Bridge Orders

  • Advising, negotiating and drafting construction contracts including FIDIC, NEC, IChemE, GC/ Works, JCT, ICE, RIBA and RICS

  • Works procurement methods, timetables and design and construction methods

  • Construction dispute matters including delay of works

  • Environmental law issues including environmental risk management

  • Complex leases of land including river beds and moorings. 

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The UK the Bridge and Tunnel Construction industry represents £1.2billion in revenue and has had an annual growth of 4.7% from 2014-2019.  (  



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