"He is very thorough at what he does and gives good advice."

Chambers UK 2024

"Alan Tate and Anna Wood are stand-out individuals."

Legal 500 2024

"Alan Tate advises clients on procurement, contractual and dispute resolution issues connected with major commercial and residential developments across the South West. He is adept at handling complex projects such as urban regeneration and the refurbishment of historical buildings."

Chambers UK 2023

"He is very diligent and gives his time and knowledge freely and generously. Once he has agreed to do something, he will get it done."

Chambers UK 2022

"We find him totally professional in all aspects of what he carries out. In particular we appreciate his dedication, attention to detail and sense of humour."

Legal 500 2022

I’m a Consultant in Michelmores’ Construction & Engineering team. I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building. I advise companies and public sector bodies on the transactional side on both the procurement and construction of projects and developments. Before re-training as a Solicitor, I worked in the construction industry for 20 years as a quantity surveyor for a number of well-known national and regional construction companies. This provides me with a detailed knowledge of the construction sector.

Whilst I do act for some building contractors, many of my clients are those businesses and public bodies who are commissioning complex and high value construction projects. These projects include: advising on off-site modular projects; renewable energy projects, one-off, high value projects; new hospitals; housing developments and specialist advice on engineering projects.

I have previously advised within the rail sector and am currently advising a number of airport clients. I also provide due diligence advice on the sale, acquisition or funding of a portfolio of projects.

I have been listed as a ‘Leading Individual’ for Construction by the Legal 500 and I have also been ranked by Chambers UK for several years.

I work with a fantastic team of colleagues in our Construction and Engineering team. On the transactional side, our job is to draft, advise and negotiate the construction documentation within the context of the project. To achieve this we often advise on the use of the various published forms of contract such as the JCT, NEC and engineering contracts. We also advise on consultant’s appointments and sundry documents such as collateral warranties and bonds etc. All of this advice is provided to meet the project program. The team provides on-going advice on such topics as the Building Safety Act and ESG.

I am proud to be part of one of the leading firms providing advice in the construction sector.

Recent experience

Within the health sector, advising on the construction of new hospitals and new works to existing health care estates

Advising an overseas funding company on the funding and construction of a series of aerobic digestive plants

Advising a university on the refurbishment of a grade II listed building

Advising airports on the installation of new facilities such as a new radar system, an instrument landing system and a new fuel depot

Advising on the construction of a new 250-bedroom hotel

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