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Sheridan Gold LLP

Real estate > Construction Tier 1

Operating out of Reigate, Sheridan Gold LLP is a boutique construction law firm with ‘real experience and quality’, instructed by national and international clients to provide support across the whole spectrum of contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering work. The team’s coverage spans a multitude of sectors, including leisure, transport, and education. Peter Sheridan and Jonathan Gold co-lead the group; the former is an expert in construction and engineering arbitration, while the latter shows a ‘very impressive knowledge of the law’ when drafting complex construction contract documentation. Jane Ryland is routinely instructed by local authorities, educational institutions, and charities.

Practice head(s):

Peter Sheridan; Jonathan Gold

Other key lawyers:

Jane Ryland


‘A partner-led firm with real experience and quality through the firm. They have the quality of a London practice but are able to provide value services at a more modest charge out rate – with no drop in quality of advice provided.’

‘Jonathan Gold is universally recognised as a sensible, commercial and experienced lawyer who is a pleasure to deal with.’

‘Quality of the advice received and the personable approach from the partners.’

‘Jonathan Gold and Peter Sheridan are, in my opinion, the best in their profession. Their level of knowledge and expertise is unmatched and their personable approach to their clients is very reassuring.’

‘We normally deal with the same solicitor which gives consistency in advice and hopefully means they start to understand our own business approach to certain situations.’

‘Jonathan Gold has worked with us for many years and knows our business. He is always willing to work with us and advise if he thinks we may be spending more money than it is worth trying to recover unpaid debts.’

‘A particular feature of Sheridan Gold is that the majority of the work is handled by the two partners, Peter Sheridan and Jonathan Gold. Clients can therefore be confident that they are getting very experienced experts in construction disputes handling their case.’

‘Jonathan Gold has a very impressive knowledge of the law. He is also adept at crafting this into persuasive, legal arguments for his client, including points or arguments which others may miss.’

Key clients


Apex Contractors

Ballast Nedam

Cappagh Browne

Chapel Down


Ferdinand Bilstein UK

Morcom Construction

Our Place

RY Construction

Sheridan Gold LLP is a specialist firm providing high-quality legal advice to all parties involved in construction and engineering projects. The firm’s expertise is founded on technical know-how, experience and commercial common sense. As a result Sheridan Gold does not just provide legal advice; it provides the best advice for the situation, taking into account the legal, technical, commercial, financial and practical issues, to ensure the optimal outcome for its clients.

The firm: Sheridan Gold’s lawyers have an outstanding reputation for their knowledge and experience of construction and engineering law. Sheridan Gold acts for developers, contractors, specialist sub-contractors and consultants across the commercial property, education, energy, health, PFI, leisure, transport, waste and water sectors.

While Sheridan Gold’s offices are based in the south east, it works for clients and on projects across the country. Every member of the Sheridan Gold team has considerable knowledge and experience of the legal, technical and commercial issues that arise across all sectors in the construction and engineering industry. Its lawyers are senior lawyers with more than 20 years’ experience of working on construction and engineering matters. Several of Sheridan Gold’s lawyers have previously worked in the industry, as engineers and in house counsel for consultants and contractors.

Sheridan Gold’s senior lawyers carry out the work that the firm is instructed on, and remain the point of contact for clients. They are accessible, flexible and responsive to each client’s requirements. The ethos of the firm is to ensure that at all times it provides the best possible advice and representation for its clients, in the most practical, commercial and cost effective way.

Types of work undertaken
Construction dispute resolution: the firm advises on all aspects of dispute avoidance and resolution in the construction and engineering industry, and on PFI and PPP schemes. Its priority is to minimise the cost, management time and disruption for its clients. Much of the firm’s work is strategic advice to prevent problems escalating into significant disputes. Where this is not possible, Sheridan Gold makes effective use of mediation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques to try to resolve disputes at a manageable cost. If formal dispute resolution proceedings are unavoidable, Sheridan Gold has particular experience of adjudication, arbitration and litigation in the Technology and Construction Court. One of its lawyers, Jane Ryland, acts as an adjudicator, and is an accredited TeCSA and CIArb panel adjudicator. Peter Sheridan is the author of a leading practitioner’s book, Construction and Engineering Arbitration, and is the editor of the adjudication section of the Construction Law Journal. Sheridan Gold has been involved in some of the largest cases in the Technology and Construction Court over the course of the last ten years.

Procurement: Sheridan Gold deals with the drafting and negotiation of documentation for all types of projects, including PFI/PPP schemes, building developments, infrastructure schemes and all types of engineering projects. Its lawyers have also been engaged by industry bodies to draft standard forms for building and engineering projects.

Other: the firm also advises and represents clients in commercial litigation matters that are not specific to construction and engineering projects.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner Peter Sheridan 01737 237531
Construction/engineering Peter Sheridan 01737 237531
Construction/engineering Jonathan Gold 01737 237532
Photo Name Position Profile
Jonathan Gold photo Jonathan Gold Jonathan acts for developers, employers, contractors and sub-contractors. This is predominantly in…
Jane Ryland photo Jane Ryland Jane’s non-contentious practice includes advising developers, tenants and contractors on contracts, appointments,…
Peter Sheridan photo Peter Sheridan Peter’s non-contentious construction work includes waste and water projects and consultancy appointments.…
Number of UK partners : 2
Number of other UK fee-earners : 3