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.
The Construction Leadership Council (the CLC) has released its new recovery plan for the UK construction sector - “Roadmap to Recovery”.
The Government commissioned an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in July 2018. The outcome was published in May 2019 which highlighted areas for improvement.
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