I specialise in drafting and negotiating construction contracts, and providing advice on competition law.
I qualified into the construction team in 2018. I regularly support housing associations and public sector clients with a range of projects, disputes and funding applications, usually involving construction aspects. I also support clients across the public procurement and State aid regimes, as well as through drafting construction contracts tailored towards clients’ needs and risk profile.
I have experience in supporting clients through a range of matters, including disputes and funding applications. Key examples include:
• Supporting social housing clients through significant joint ventures working with developers, assisting through negotiations to support clients to feel comfortable that the contract documents reflect the commercial deal struck;
• Supporting local government clients to procure significant repairs and maintenance, development and infrastructure contracts;
• Supporting clients to help de-escalate disputes in ongoing construction contracts, helping clients to achieve a commercial outcome that best protects them moving forward; and
• I also co-authored the legal chapter in the first book dedicated to achieving social value in construction.
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