What can I do for you?
I head a team of lawyers who help clients with the drafting and negotiation of all types of construction and engineering documents. We work with everyone involved in the sector – occupiers, developers, funders, contractors and consultants – and have a strong track record in education, health and regeneration projects.
I also head our national academies practice, leading a dedicated team skilled in advising clients on all aspects of academies projects and helping them to solve the challenges they face after conversion.
Supporting my clients’ objectives
My team appreciates that the end product of our work should be a successful construction or engineering project or academy, ideally one that’s delivered on time and within budget. The challenge is to help our clients meet that goal every single time.
For construction, clients told Legal 500 that our team provides a "very consistent level of service" and Chambers UK highlights our "Particularly strong offering in the education and higher education sectors". For schools and academies, Legal 500 emphasised our academy conversion work and Chambers UK stressed that we remain "a popular choice for private schools and large academy trusts seeking advice on a range of education matters".
What do others say?
I am rated by the directories for my construction and academies work: "very good technical lawyer" (Legal 500); "noted for his strength in big-ticket non-contentious work. He excels in handling all aspects of contract drafting and negotiation in the education, health and regeneration spaces" (Chambers UK).
What else should you know?
I am honoured to have been invited to be a member of the PLC Construction consultation board, one of the editors of Estates Gazette's long-standing Legal Notes feature (with responsibility for construction and professional negligence cases) and a corresponding member of the Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research at the University of St Andrews.
My membership of key professional bodies - the Technology and Construction Solicitors' Association, Forum for the Built Environment and the Society of Construction Law - helps to keep me up-to-date with developments in the construction sector.