Construction lawyer advising on both non-contentious and contentious construction matters, advising a wide range of clients (public and private sector) including funders, developers, contractors and consultants. In-depth knowledge of industry standard forms including JCT, NEC and FIDIC.
Extensive experience of drafting and negotiating construction contracts for new build and refurbishment projects in the energy, health, educational and R&D sectors, including PFI/PPP and LIFT projects.
Significant experience of resolving construction disputes through mediation/ADR, adjudication, arbitration and court proceedings. This includes cross-border disputes (eg ICC and LCIA arbitration), professional negligence claims and claims arising from insolvency during construction projects such as the enforcement of performance bonds and guarantees.
Advising a number of FE and HE institutions in connection with the drafting and negotiation of a suite of construction contracts for the redevelopment, extension and/or refurbishment of campus facilities.
Acting for a multinational building contractor in connection with two PFI health projects and a number of smaller scale LIFT projects. All of the projects achieved financial close.
Advising a VCT in respect of its provision of development finance for a number of solar panel projects and, separately, in connection with the funding of new geothermal schemes.
Drafting and negotiating a series of construction contracts for the design and construction of privately funded student residences in various locations throughout England and Wales.
Acting for a local authority in pursuing a multi-million pound claim over the negligent design and defective construction of a landfill repository. Substantial compensation was recovered.
Pursuing and contesting a number of claims for a multinational contractor, including substantial disputes over a mixed-use development in the West Midlands and, separately, an R&D project in Oxfordshire.
Acting for a government funded body in connection with the negligent design of a flood alleviation scheme in the West Midlands.
Advising and acting for a number of individuals and SME’s in connection with the resolution of a range of construction disputes, including contesting claims arising from insolvency and pursuing claims against professional consultants.
Consultant, Maples Teesdale LLP January 2018 to date