Carl LathamTrainee solicitor
Trainee solicitor in the governance and commercial department
I commenced my training contract in September 2021, and am currently undertaking a seat in the governance and commercial department. I assist clients on a range of issues including incorporations, mergers and restructures, governance and constitutional issues, and governance disputes.
I completed my first seat in our court of protection team where I helped individuals who are not deemed to have the capacity to manage their own property and finances.
Prior to commencing my training contract, I was a paralegal in our construction team, where I assisted with the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts and litigation over building defects.
I have an LLB in Law from the University of Birmingham and completed my legal practice course at the University of Law, Birmingham.
The Government has released Procurement Policy Note 04/20 “Recovery and Transition from Covid-19” (the PPN), building on and updating PPN 02/20.
Under most construction contracts, the contractor takes on the ground conditions risk. However, a recent case has demonstrated that the risk can fall on the employer.
A recent case has confirmed that a professional appointment for construction will usually be a “construction contract” under the Construction Act.