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.
We are described as "excellent" and "highly regarded" (Legal 500), "excellent value for money and delightful to work with" and "very approachable, pragmatic...understand our business needs" (Chambers UK).
What do others say?
I am rated as a leading lawyer by both Legal 500 and Chambers UK for both my construction and academies work, with one client commenting "He is practical, responds quickly and will come up with a set of documents that are good for us but don't upset the other side."
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 sector.