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I am a construction lawyer with particular expertise in the resolution of disputes arising from construction and engineering projects in the UK and internationally.

I help clients to anticipate and resolve problems that arise in the course of construction and engineering projects, including issues such as payment, variations, delays, defects and termination.

My clients come from all corners of the industry, from funders and developers to contractors, sub-contractors and consultants. I advise on issues as they arise in ‘real time’, allowing clients to focus on project delivery with a view to avoiding formal proceedings. Where that is not possible, I advise clients on the prosecution or defence of claims and, more broadly, on dispute resolution strategy and settlement.

I have represented clients in a wide range of dispute resolution proceedings in the UK and overseas, including adjudication, dispute boards, arbitration and litigation. I am also experienced in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures, in particular mediation.

My practice covers a wide range of industry sectors, with a particular focus on PFI / PPP, green energy and offshore construction projects. I am familiar with most of the major forms of contract including JCT, NEC, IChemE and FIDIC.

Away from work, when I am not spending time with my family I am a passionate (and long-suffering) supporter of the Scarlets and Wales rugby teams.

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Expertise

Construction & Engineering

Dispute Resolution

Projects & Infrastructure

Energy & Renewables

Leisure

Construction & Engineering Law

Insurance

Insurance

Experience

  • Acting for PFI projects companies in serial adjudication and arbitration proceedings against the main contractor in respect of latent defects in a portfolio of UK PFI projects.
  • Representing a sub-contractor in ICC arbitration proceedings concerning claims for delay and disruption to a port rehabilitation project in the Middle East.
  • Acting for an EPC contractor in connection with upstream and downstream claims arising from the construction of anaerobic digestion (biogas) plants in the UK.
  • Advising an EPC contractor in connection with the settlement of a £25 million final account dispute in relation to a new energy from waste facility.
  • Advising funders and development partners in relation to multiple claims (including insurance and professional negligence claims totalling £12 million) arising from the delayed completion of a mixed-use development in the UK.

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