Facilities management agreements

Every successfully managed estate needs a considered facilities management agreement, and our lawyers have the experience and expertise to provide that for you.

We understand that the right FM agreement will help you meet your commercial goals, so we use our extensive cross-sector expertise to put in place a tailored legal framework to achieve what you need.

An FM agreement may be complex, cutting across many areas of your business, but get it right and not only will it reduce the number of disputes between parties, but also lower your running and maintenance costs.

We make sure that these technical agreements are both practical and user-friendly so that they offer a framework that you know you can follow. 

Our lawyers

Our team advises on procurement, drafting and disputes and really gets to understand your business and the best approach at each stage. 

Our experience

We have years of experience advising on FM agreements so, no matter how unusual or complex the issue you have, it is likely we have considered it before. Recent examples of our experience include:

  • Working with the Environment Agency to put in place an innovative operational agreement for the management of the Thames Estuary infrastructure. 
  • Negotiating the successful transition from Carillion plc to a new FM provider for a number of government agencies. 
  • Advising the NHS on how best to restructure the way it procures its FM services across its estate.
  • Working with green energy providers and contractors on complex O&M contracts in the biomass and energy from waste sectors.
  • Successfully advising a number of universities on various disputes in connection with PFI/PPP agreements for student and academic facilities.

Our clients

Our team of experts works with clients across a range of key sectors including: 

  • Education establishments
  • Government bodies
  • NHS trusts
  • Contractors
  • FM providers
  • Developers
  • Banking and investment organisations
  • Specialist sub-contractors
  • Consultants

Legal resources you may find useful

Updated regularly, our construction and engineering blog reveals our latest thinking on the big issues and changes in law affecting the construction industry. If you are running or bidding for public procurement contracts, you may also be interested in our procurement portal which includes downloadable resources and the latest guidance on state aid and procurement.

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