My role

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.

My experience

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.

My specialisms

  • Construction law
  • Dispute resolution
Contract management pitfalls – payment

In the second part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks and opportunities presented by payment mechanisms in construction contracts.

Contract management pitfalls
Contract management pitfalls

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.

Fire door concerns – where next?
Fire door concerns – where next?

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.

The end to “smash-and-grab” adjudication?
The end to “smash-and-grab” adjudication?

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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