The foundations of a successful development lie in appropriate, accurate and detailed briefing to reflect the client’s requirements. Hughes McMichael discuss with clients at the earliest opportunity what their objectives are in terms of the delivery of the project and what it is trying to achieve. Very often feasibility studies are required and these are a first point of contact with a firm brief built up following liaison with the developers legal team. Hughes McMichael draft the terms of key legal documents such as conditions of services and warranties both contractor and consultant.

The whole exercise of appropriate briefing and all related documentation is a project within itself and it is something that is increasingly more important to have the appropriate coordinated advice on it.