Chris Hawrylak > Geldards LLP > Derby, England > Lawyer Profile

Geldards LLP
DE24 8QR

Work Department

Construction & Infrastructure


Chris is considered by his clients to be “extremely proactive” and excels in regeneration projects, funding transactions and complex commercial developments. He is recognised by the Legal 500 as a ‘leading individual’ in the sector. Chris has a strong reputation for high levels of client service combined with a strong sense of commercial awareness, and is considered the ‘go-to’ construction specialist for several of the East Midlands’ largest developers and contractors. With an in-depth understanding of the industry, Chris will support you wherever you are in the supply chain, including local authorities, developers, contractors, funding institutions and other construction professionals.

Chris has a proven track record in risk management and project delivery and has extensive experience of:

  • Interfacing multiple construction contracts and consultants’ appointments on fundable terms
  • Insurance issues and the interfacing of the different policies; namely Works Insurance, PL and PI
  • Market expectations on contractual terms which limit the liability of the project team.

Chris has particular expertise in funding arrangements and advises large regional and national clients on security requirements for high value projects. His knowledge of regeneration work means he has been retained to advise public sector clients on some of the East Midlands’ largest regeneration projects.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Real estate > Construction

(Leading individuals)

Chris HawrylakGeldards LLP

Geldards LLP acts for a wide array of clients, such as developers, contractors, subcontractors, banks and funding bodies, on all types of non-contentious project work as well as contentious dispute matters. The practice is headed by Chris Hawrylak who specialises in advice regarding complex logistics and industrial developments, such as large distribution sites. Senior associate Della Copley is ‘a real star for the future’ who handles ‘numerous very substantial cases’ which relate to delays, defects, payments, terminations and more. Clients note the team’s ‘tremendous strength both in transactional work and disputes’.