Fladgate boosts construction and projects team with appointments


Our team: Charles Wander, Alan Woolston


Fladgate LLP is delighted to announce the appointments of Field Fisher Waterhouse’s Head of Construction, Alan Woolston and construction solicitor, Chris Farrell, in a boost to its construction and projects team.

Alan specialises in construction and engineering law, providing commercially focused advice across the construction project spectrum – from high value and high-profile construction projects to niche consultant and specialist sub-contractor appointments in both traditional construction projects and PFI/PPP construction contracts. He is recognised for his expertise in innovative projects and ranked as a leading lawyer in construction by the independent guides to the legal profession, with Chambers UK 2013 stating “clients appreciate his ‘sound practical advice’ and ‘good attention to detail'”.

Chris provides advice to employers, funders, end users and contractors on their contracts as well as during the life of a construction project, or on dispute management and avoidance.

The appointments are part of the firm’s strategy to identify senior individuals with the expertise to enhance our teams. Alan’s arrival brings the number of partners in the firm’s construction and projects team to eight.

Commenting on the appointment, Fladgate’s Chairman, Charles Wander said: “These appointments build on the strategic hires we have announced in recent months and we are delighted to welcome Alan and Chris to Fladgate. Their in depth experience will make a significant contribution to the ongoing development of our construction and projects practice”.

Alan Woolston added: “Fladgate has an ambitious plan for its future development. This, combined with its established construction and projects team, international focus and expertise in complementary areas, provides an exciting opportunity for me to develop my practice and to build relationships for the benefit of my clients”.

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