A specialist in construction law, particularly in resolving construction disputes.
I specialise in construction law, both in terms of construction disputes and investigatory work, and transaction work. I have particular experience acting for the NHS and public and social housing clients on a range of dispute and transactional issues.
I have experience of arbitration, adjudication and adjudication enforcement, mediation, and court proceedings, including appeals to the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court). I have advised consultants, private commercial developers, and social housing clients on a range of construction disputes, including contractor insolvency, non-payment, breach of development agreement obligations, entitlement to extensions of time, and defective works.
Social housing providers will routinely have a number of construction projects underway at any one time. It is essential for client teams to understand and avoid key contract management pitfalls.
An unexpected outcome of the Grenfell fire tragedy was the discovery that GRP composite flat entrance doors might not achieve the required 30-minute standard of fire resistance.
Long running concerns over the future of Interserve – the largest public sector focused contractor and outsourcing firm – took a new twist on 15 March 2019.
The collapse of Carillion in January this year was a timely reminder that, while the economy as a whole slowly improves, the construction and maintenance industry still faces significant insolvency risks.
Government has confirmed it will take forward the ban on use of combustible materials on external walls of high-rise residential buildings, hospitals, care homes and student accommodation above 18m.
On 31 July 2018, MHCLG issued a further press release which announced that doorsets produced by a number of additional manufacturers have also failed to meet required standards.
A key feature of statutory payment mechanism is a requirement for employers to issue payment notices & pay less notices if monies are to be withheld from a contractor.
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