Legal 500

“Bruno Herbots is applauded as ’offering insight that would not be obvious to clients”

“Many consider him [Bruno Herbots] a young star with the ‘X’ factor in construction and procurement law”


“Practice head Bruno Herbots handles all aspects of construction and public procurement law. Clients appreciate his inventive solutions as well as the international experience gained from a number of jurisdictions”

“A “charismatic legal strategist” who is “very well versed in contract law and always available,” according to impressed sources.”

“Commended for being readily accessible and pleasant to deal with”

“Bruno Herbots is recommended as ‘a hard-working lawyer who is always pushing for the best result’. Recent highlights for the team include advising the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board on the development of the National Paediatric hospital Project”

“Construction and Procurement Department Head, Bruno Herbots has experience in both construction and projects, having applied his ‘thorough, pragmatic and efficient work ethic’ to some of the country’s major PPP projects, particularly in the rail sector.”

“Top notch on construction and procurement matters.”


Where extensions are built without professional help, it is not unusual to find that they are not constructed in accordance with best building practice.  If the owner extending his or her home is not getting a loan from a lender, the question of getting an architect or engineer to certify that the extension or conversion does not require planning permission (or has been built in accordance with approved plans) does not usually arise until the house is being sold.  Even if the owner is getting such a loan, the question of certification often does not arise until too late i.e. when the work is nearly finished.

Problems with planning, building regulations and certification require careful consideration by a competent architect/engineer/surveyor experienced in such matters, in consultation with a solicitor experienced in conveyancing.  Whilst all professionals’ certificates are qualified to some degree, the original designers’ affirmations and opinions are by far the most authoritative; anything later is a much more subjective opinion based on far more restricted information and may be found wanting if tested.