• I am a Senior Associate specialising in construction law and practice. I advise parties at all levels of the supply chain on a wide range of issues with a particular emphasis on dispute avoidance and resolution. I regularly contribute articles for in-house and external newsletters and provide training for clients on current issues in construction law. 

    The breadth of my experience covers both the public and private sectors, where I regularly act for local authorities, registered providers as well as for developers, contractors and consultants. I am familiar with all of the standard forms of construction contracts and related documents (JCT, NEC, ICE) and I have significant experience of conducting litigation and adjudication as well as other forms of ADR including mediation. I blend my technical legal knowledge with industry and commercial awareness to identify the essential tactical and other considerations relevant to any dispute and to provide clear and focused advice.

    • Acting for the EPC contractor in multiple adjudications with its groundworks sub-contractor regarding payment and wrongful termination on a £9m groundworks package at a new anaerobic digestion and gasification/waste processing facility
    • Acting for a Local Authority on a range of contentious matters, including a £3m claim against a main contractor regarding some 1100 defective windows installed as part of a significant housing refurbishment contract
    • Acting for a major bank in adjudication proceedings against a negligent monitoring surveyor
    • Advising a main contractor on various issues in relation to a major residential development, including the wrongful administration of the contract by the Employer’s Agent and incorrect deduction of liquidated damages
    • Providing strategic advice to a Housing Association regarding the insolvency of a main contractor
    • Reported cases include: MW High Tech Projects UK Limited v Haase Environmental Consulting GmbH [2015] EWHC 152 (TCC), GPS Marine Contractors Limited v Ringway Infrastructure Services Limited [2010] EWHC 283 (TCC) and Benfield Construction Limited v Trudson (Hatton) Limited [2008] EWHC 2333 (TCC)