• I am an associate solicitor with over 10 years’ experience of managing contract disputes. I advise on a wide range of contentious matters, particularly relating to PFI/PPP projects disputes and construction disputes.

    My clients come from a variety of sectors and markets and include local authorities, central government bodies, healthcare bodies, contractors and subcontractors.

    I deliver pragmatic legal advice and regularly deal with all forms of dispute resolution, such as adjudication, expert determination, mediation and court proceedings. I have worked on several reported High Court cases.

    My aim is to get to know my client’s business and strategic aims and to implement that in the most effective and practical way.

    I joined Bevan Brittan as a newly-qualified solicitor in 2014. Prior to this my training contract included a six month secondment to a PLC group in the building supplies industry.

  • PFI

    • Acting for a local authority waste partnership in relation to numerous claims arising from the construction and operation of their PFI waste to energy plant – defending claims and ultimately reaching a favourable settlement at mediation.
    • Advising a leading global company in infrastructure development regarding its ongoing DBFO contract for a high profile highways development.
    • Advising sub-contractor on waste PFI on deductions made due to special arrangements during the Covid-19 pandemic, which ultimately reached favourable settlement just prior to sending adjudication referral.
    • Acting for a central health body in relation to fire and water safety issues at a cottage hospital; successfully securing the necessary maintenance and the re-admittance of residents.
    • Extensive advice on hospitals and schools PFI, both in relation to disputes and PFI expiry/handback obligations.
    • Acting for the successful party in the reported case Portsmouth City Council v Ensign Highways Ltd [2015] EWHC; successfully establishing that there was no implied duty on a public body to act in good faith and in mutual co-operation when exercising a discretion under the service point regime in a long-term PFI contract. There was instead an implied term was that the local authority act honestly and on proper grounds and not in a manner that was arbitrary, irrational or capricious.


    • Successfully representing a London Borough in relation to an adjudication regarding whether the contractor’s final certificate had become conclusive as to any further financial entitlements
    • Acting for a contractor in an adjudication concerning sub-contractor payments and extensions of time under a JCT
    • Acting for a healthcare body in relation to extensive defects found in its CHP system

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