Partner in the construction and public procurement team
I am a partner in our construction and public procurement team operating within the local government, care and social housing sectors. I lead a team of lawyers working with clients within specialist sectors to resolve difficulties arising from construction and maintenance issues and public procurement processes. I am also a compliance officer for legal practice for our firm which is a role I fulfil for our regulator. In addition, I am an experienced commercial mediator and I carry out mediations for parties in dispute and also train clients in mediation skills.
I have over 30 years experience of in helping clients to manage legal disputes within specialist sectors. I have a national reputation for resolving public procurement disputes and my team has been involved in some of the leading cases in this area. I have spoken at high profile conferences and written articles and thought pieces to assist clients in managing and avoiding construction and public procurement disputes. I am ranked as a “notable practitioner” by Chambers 2015 for construction. Sources note that I am “excellent at providing reassurance" during disputes.
On 26 November 2020 further changes to the 'Building Regulations: Fire safety - Approved Document B' will take effect.
Impact of the Supreme Court’s judgment in Bresco Services Limited v Michael J Lonsdale .
Final accounts may mark the end of the delivery phase, but risks remain that must be managed appropriately to avoid disputes.
In the fourth part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks arising out of varying the terms of construction contracts.
In the third part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks and opportunities presented by instructing changes under construction contracts.
In the second part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks and opportunities presented by payment mechanisms in construction contracts.
Social housing providers will routinely have a number of construction projects underway at any one time. It is essential for client teams to understand and avoid key contract management pitfalls.
Long running concerns over the future of Interserve – the largest public sector focused contractor and outsourcing firm – took a new twist on 15 March 2019.
The collapse of Carillion in January this year was a timely reminder that, while the economy as a whole slowly improves, the construction and maintenance industry still faces significant insolvency risks.
Government has confirmed it will take forward the ban on use of combustible materials on external walls of high-rise residential buildings, hospitals, care homes and student accommodation above 18m.
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