Lena Barnes

Position: Associate
Phone: +(44)(0)1223 222589

What can I do for you?

I am a solicitor in our projects and construction team working out of the Cambridge office. I specialise in construction matters and have experience working with employers, contractors and external funders. These clients have covered a wide range of sectors including education, transport and luxury senior living.

Supporting my clients’ ambitions

My recent experiences include working on transactional matters and supporting clients by drafting and negotiating consultant appointments, collateral warranties, novation agreements and building contracts whilst considering the specific needs of the client given their overall aims and the need to protect their position. I have been involved in large financing and refinancing projects which included the drafting, engrossment and execution of over 200 collateral warranties from a variety of contractors and consultants on sites that were still being developed to those that had practically completed.

What do others say?

The team’s lawyers are recommended by notable legal directories across our offices including Cambridge. In particular, The Legal 500 describes the Cambridge team as being “strong, dynamic and able to provide strategic and innovative solutions”.

What else should you know?

Within the team, we also run a blog called Practical Completion which provides regular updates and commentary on the latest decisions affecting the construction industry.