A specialist in construction law, particularly in resolving construction disputes.
I specialise in construction law, both in terms of construction disputes and investigatory work, and transaction work. I have particular experience acting for the NHS and public and social housing clients on a range of dispute and transactional issues.
I also advise on claims against contractors and consultants for the recovery of costs relating to fire-safety defects, including; GRP composite doors, ACM cladding, defective sprinkler installation, advice regarding fire enforcement notices, and fire stopping and compartmentation issues.
I have experience of arbitration, adjudication and adjudication enforcement, mediation, and court proceedings, including appeals to the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court). I have advised consultants, private commercial developers, and social housing clients on a range of construction disputes, including contractor insolvency, non-payment, breach of development agreement obligations, entitlement to extensions of time, and defective works.
The Grenfell Tower tragedy has understandably prompted a fundamental reconsideration of how building safety is approached for High-Rise Residential Buildings.
Final accounts may mark the end of the delivery phase, but risks remain that must be managed appropriately to avoid disputes.
The largely unexpected fire-safety risks identified following the Grenfell Tower disaster have exerted significant pressure on social housing budgets.
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.
An unexpected outcome of the Grenfell fire tragedy was the discovery that GRP composite flat entrance doors might not achieve the required 30-minute standard of fire resistance.
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.
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