Will Buckby > Beale & Co > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Beale & Co

Work Department

Construction, projects and construction, commercial




Will specialises in non-contentious development, construction and engineering, and infrastructure matters, particularly in the UK, Middle East and Africa.

He is a registered lawyer in England and Wales (Law Society) and Dubai (The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department).

Will is highly experienced at advising on: standard forms of contract including NEC, JCT, ICE, GC/Works, ACE, FIDIC and EDF, MAC and ASC; and bespoke agreements in relation to development agreements, construction contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties, parent guarantees, alliance agreements; joint venture agreements and other associated documentation; and various forms of PPP, PFI and LIFT projects.

He has particular expertise in the highways and rail sectors, and advises on a wide range of other areas including education, energy, health, hotels, offices, retail, mixed user commercial/retail and residential developments, stadia, data centres, airports, marine and water.

Having advised on various disputes in the early stages of his career, Will regularly provides pre-dispute advice and advises on contractual issues as part of the dispute resolution process. He also continues to liaise with his colleagues specialising in dispute resolution in order to provide a ‘cradle to grave’ service for the firm’s clients.

Will’s practice has a significant international dimension having advised on projects in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Will’s recent international projects have been in Kenya, Qatar, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania and the United Arab Emirates.

Will has a monthly section in Lexis Nexis’ Construction Law journal, which examines the latest court rulings relating to construction and engineering. He is also a regular contributor of articles to various trade press, including Construction Law.


Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
American Institute of Architects


University of New England, Australia
College of Law, London
University of Essex Law LLB (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Construction: non-contentious

Known for its experience in domestic and international matters, Beale & Co advises on projects and real estate construction. A boutique firm, it also offers close connections with its contentious team, providing a one-stop shop for construction law services. Will Buckby leads the non-contentious construction practice, advising on bespoke and standard contract matters, and is supported by newly promoted partner Andrew Croft.