Welcome to our Commercial & Legal team


The team is headed by Rob Driscoll, who is supported by two others - a solicitor and a paralegal. 

We are one of the most tangible economic benefits of B&ES membership”, says Rob.

How can we help 

FREE to B&ES members
, we provide an exclusive service of expert legal guidance, tailored specifically to the commercial context of the building & engineering services sector. Our advice spans: 

  • pre-tender, procurement, contract management, delivery, post-contract and construction business administration issues
  • we can interpret contract documents - including standard form contracts, and bespoke contracts, bonds, guarantees and warranties, etc
  • give advice on the implications of new, revised and existing national and international legislation, and
  • insolvency, and dispute resolution through litigation, adjudication, bespoke contractual forms or alternative forms of dispute resolution.


The team also provides holistic commercial advice. Commercial & Legal aspires to be intuitive, trusted business advisers to B&ES members who design, supply and install M&E services in all areas of the traditional construction, asset management, waste, infrastructure and energy & power sectors.

Select a topic from the menu (on the left) to read our detailed guidance on areas of daily interest to building services contractors.

You can also click here go to our range of webinars.

Finally, we provide Ask an Adviser - an online service for B&ES members to send queries direct to the team.


Read more about the team



This latest edition of C&L Focus centres on SEC Group's dialogue with the UK & Northern Ireland governments, with news on the Supply Chain Finance scheme, the Mystery Shopper scheme and changes to the consumer law.



View the FREE member publications from the Commercial & Legal team at B&ES Publications





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