Andrew Jeffcoat Senior Associate

Andrew is a transactional construction specialist with extensive experience advising on technically complex development projects across energy, infrastructure, retail, office, and residential. He has advised and protected the interests of developers, government departments, funders, institutional investors, and contractors, and specialises in effective structuring of complex project document structures.

Andrew has detailed and hands-on experience across industry standard contract-suites, including FIDIC, JCT, NEC, ICC, MF/1, advising on the unamended drafting and preparing standard form and bespoke amendment documents across those suites, and in bespoke document forms. Andrew’s expertise covers the breadth of construction and engineering documentation including PCSAs, professional appointments, development agreements, framework agreements, collateral warranties, EPC and works contracts, building contracts, and call-off purchase orders.

Specialist expertise

Examples of Andrew’s expertise include:

  • advising a significant private investment firm on strategic construction, team structuring, and development aspects of its high-profile and complex sustainable regeneration of a landmark industrial site, overseeing document sign-off and completion against development agreement and land owner obligations;

  • acting for a leading master developer with lead construction advisory responsibility across several key strategic sites, advising on and facilitating significant infrastructure, earthworks, development, and works projects over multiple phases and seasons;

  • assisting a primary renewable energy installation contractor with its project document suite, including sub-contracting and standard form documentation, employing a flexible document structure to cover off obligations and commitments under its main contracts with suppliers and their customers;

  • advising a celebrated national museum on the construction aspects of its research and collections centre, including supporting the museum with structuring its construction contract and appointments arrangements, and protecting its insurance and commercial positions for this technically challenging project;

  • supporting a non-departmental public body with its extensive, complex and sustainable archive storage project, using bespoke, tailored amended forms of NEC PSC and ECC contracts to cover multiple works and development phases and interlinking contractual arrangements across the site, and inputting to and supporting the professional team procurement process;

  • acting for a CCGT power station client in numerous matters over several years, including construction of its de-stack facility, a major technology upgrade by the original supplier, and a practical and commercial solution to a defect claim under the original EPC contract; 

  • advising numerous private residential development clients on their high-value, state of the art redevelopment projects, working closely with their project managers and professional advisors to ensure successful and prompt delivery of complex projects defined by unique and challenging project requirements.

Andrew's memberships include

The Society of Construction Law.