Welcome to the Commercial & Legal team

headed by Rob Driscoll, who says,

 We are one of the most tangible economic benefits of B&ES membership.

Rob is supported by another solicitor Debbie Petford, Legal Adviser Gari Sibanda and Assistant Cheryl Riley.


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: 

  • legal
    • pre-tender, procurement, delivery, post-contract and construction business administration issues
    • contract management - interpreting standard form and bespoke contracts, bonds, guarantees and warranties, etc
    • the implications of existing, revised and new national and international legislation,
    • insolvency and debt recovery, and
    • dispute resolution through litigation and adjudication, including bespoke contractual or alternative forms of dispute resolution


Rob, Debbie and Gari strive 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 from the menu on the left to read our detailed guidance on areas of daily interest to building services contractors, and/or look at our range of webinars.

B&ES members may contact the team individually, or via Ask an Adviser - Commercial & Legal's online service to send queries to them.



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