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Addleshaw Goddard LLP - Construction Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 22 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Acts for both purchasers and contractors on a host of domestic projects including energy, retail and residential developments. Additional work includes matters in the health and manufacturing sectors. Equipped to advise on front-end transactional matters and dispute resolution.

Strengths One interviewee appreciates that the team is "focused on trying to find a way forward and find a settlement without resorting to court."

A client highlights that the team is "very friendly, approachable, and able to find very commercial solutions."

Work highlights Advised on the refurbishment of the Palace of Westminster, a UNESCO world heritage site and Grade 1 listed building, which has not undergone any form of restoration programme since it was rebuilt following a fire in 1834.

Advised Dandara Group on the development of 2,000 private rental apartments. The project involved the simultaneous appointment of three separate major contractors, as well as the restructuring of existing consultant appointments.

Significant clients British Land, McLaren, University Partnerships Programme, John Laing Infrastructure Fund, Rocket Investments.

Notable practitioners

Julia Court has a strong reputation for her experience representing developers, contractors and consultants in disputes arising out of significant domestic and international construction projects. She exhibits particular strength in the transport and energy sectors.

Head of the London construction group Andrew McVeigh is particularly strong on residential development and student accommodation projects. Commentators report that he is "very commercial and strategy-led" and "good at pushing the transaction."

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Please visit the Addleshaw Goddard website to find out more about our work in this area: https://www.addleshawgoddard.com/en/specialisms/construction/

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Beale and Company Solicitors LLP - Construction Department

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Basic facts about the department
- 12 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Acts for prominent groups including consultants, contractors and insurers on the supplier side of the construction market. A noteworthy domestic offering is complemented by international work in Africa and the Middle East. Provides contentious and non-contentious support to clients in a variety of sectors, including commercial and residential development, energy, transport and utilities.

Strengths To one client the team stands out for its "flexibility and efficiency in response, and thorough and clear analysis of issues with succinct advice on the next steps."

"They understand the market very well and bring a level of pragmatism and commerciality that is refreshing," one interviewee reports.

Significant clients Arup Group, Mott MacDonald, Capita, BAM Nuttall, Atkins.

Notable practitioners

Antony Smith maintains a highly regarded contentious practice and is experienced in all forms of dispute resolution. He is particularly strong in claims with aspects of both construction law and professional indemnity law. Clients describe him as "very strategic and commercial" and "technically brilliant."

Will Buckby provides non-contentious support to a client base of contractors, consultants and employers both in the UK and abroad, particularly in the Middle East. He is especially active in the infrastructure sector. Sources highlight that he is "very good at reassuring his clients."

About the Team (content provided by Beale and Company Solicitors LLP)

Beale & Company are proud to be recognised as leading in this field. We have 50 years’ experience of advising on high profile and complex projects and have developed an unrivalled knowledge of the construction, engineering and infrastructure sectors.

They stay at the forefront of new industry developments, on both a domestic and international level, to ensure they provide practical advice and achieve the results our clients need. They advise on a wide range of projects and on all aspects of the construction process – from inception to completion – including advice when things go wrong.

Their end-to-end service offers contentious and non-contentious Projects and Construction advice across the industry including:

  • Commercial Development;
  • Hotel and Leisure;
  • Outsourcing and Facilities Management;
  • Transport (including roads, rail and ports);
  • Energy and Power;
  • ​Waste Management;
  • Defence;
  • Education;
  • Healthcare;
  • Regeneration;
  • Residential Development; and
  • Water and Utilities

They work with construction professionals, contractors, developers, investors, employers and their insurers throughout the world, offering cost-effective advice that’s focused on finding solutions.

Many of their lawyers have worked in consulting and contracting organisations as employees or secondees. They understand the sector, the demands upon their clients and what is needed from them as lawyers.

Close involvement with industry organisations such as the ACE and RIBA ensures they remain at the forefront of industry developments.

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP - Construction Department

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Basic facts about the department
- 11 partners
- 21 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Top-drawer construction team with a significant market presence in both contentious and non-contentious work. Regularly instructed in high-value matters worldwide by major players on both sides of the industry, especially on purchaser-led work. Particular strengths in the infrastructure and property development sectors. Also regularly involved in matters in the energy, utilities and leisure sectors.

Strengths One client notes: "They're very attentive and skilled people who are alive to commerciality and legalese."

According to another source, "they have a very collaborative attitude and an in-depth knowledge of the area with regard to all forms of construction."

Work highlights Advised UOL Group on various construction matters relating to its acquisition of Heron Plaza, now known as 150 Bishopsgate. The freehold site has planning permission to be developed into a 43-storey tower.

Acted for Madison Developments on the design, procurement strategy and documentation for The Madison, a 53-storey residential tower designed by Make Architects.

Advised Highways England on the contractual, regulatory, financial and procurement issues relating to the delivery of a £15 billion investment into England's motorway and trunk road network.

Significant clients Canary Wharf Group, Solentanche Bachy, GE, Balfour Beatty.

Notable practitioners

Terry de Souza maintains an excellent contentious practice with a noted experience of international arbitrations. He typically represents owners, developers, sponsors and contractors in disputes relating to infrastructure projects, including energy schemes. One client reports: "He's client-focused and gives practical, clear and concise advice," adding: "He knows what he's talking about."

Caroline Pope is a top disputes lawyer with an excellent reputation for handling matters on both the purchaser and supplier sides of the construction market. Her excellent domestic capabilities are bolstered by her deep experience acting in the Middle East. One commentator appreciates that "she's extremely bright, has great in-depth knowledge and is not frightened by anything."

Marc Hanson leads the firm's construction, engineering and procurement group, and is admired by one source for "understanding the construction market and always driving a hard bargain to mitigate risk." He is well known for his representation of developers in heavyweight projects.

John Hughes-D'Aeth offers top-quality transactional support to clients in the infrastructure and utilities sectors. He is regularly sought after to advise on contractual issues and agreement negotiations, and is routinely highlighted by sources for his technical abilities.

Bob Maynard heads the department's contentious arm and is well versed in a variety of forms of dispute resolution on behalf of clients spanning the breadth of the construction industry. He practices in a diverse range of industries, including energy and utilities. One source notes that "he brings a wealth of experience" and "even when there might appear to be a difficult situation he comes up with good ideas."

Nazir Dewji incorporates construction matters into a varied international practice. He provides significant clients with assistance with procurement strategy and project management, among other matters. According to one source, "he is very informative, appreciative of the client objectives, and has a comprehensive understanding of industry trends."

Stella Mitchell is a non-contentious specialist with experience in a host of matters in such sectors as infrastructure and utilities. She regularly acts for purchaser-side clients and draws praise from one source for being able to "quickly gather knowledge of the subject matter and express opinion and factual information in a clear and easy-to-understand manner."

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Charles Russell Speechlys - Construction Department

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Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prominent domestic practice with talented practitioners across the full breadth of construction law. Acts for significant purchasers and suppliers in major transactions and disputes, with particular prowess in commercial and residential development matters. Domestic offering is complemented by experience of handling international infrastructure projects, including renewable energy schemes.

Strengths One source reports that "the firm provides us with a great all-round service, and someone knowledgeable is always available."

"CRS are knowledgeable, responsive and have an understanding of commercial requirements," interviewees comment.

Work highlights Acted for Bauer Technologies in relation to the piling and groundworks subcontract at Battersea Power Station, worth approximately £120 million.

Represented Pocket Living, a specialist developer of one-bed flats, in connection with the preparation of innovative amendments to the JCT Design and Build contract to allow an early ordering of modules and co-ordination of design for a new development of 89 residential units known as the Mapleton project.

Significant clients Bouygues, Mace, Derwent, Countryside Properties, BioMed Realty.

Notable practitioners

Duncan Salmon has a broad contentious and non-contentious construction practice catering to purchaser-side clients. He is noted for his experience of advising on development and regeneration schemes.

Head of department Steven Carey represents both purchaser and supplier-side clients in transactions and disputes across a number of industry sectors. One client says: "Steve is commercially astute and very pragmatic. His advice is straightforward and to the point, but he pulls no punches."

Kevin Forsyth offers strong contentious and non-contentious representation to a client base of developers, insurers and professionals. He advises on a broad range of matters, from procurement to dispute resolution. One source highlights that "he has good client-facing skills and works hard to deliver the right results."

Fiona Edmond maintains a solid London-centric practice and is well versed in advising commercial developers on the transactional elements of office and mixed-use developments. One client reports: "It was like a breath of fresh air dealing with Fiona. She was proactive in her approach to conclude contract negotiations and had her client's interests at the forefront."

Rising star James Worthington advises significant supplier-side clients on contentious and non-contentious issues relating to commercial and residential development and energy projects. He is known by one client to be "an excellent lawyer with a brilliant mind and superb client relationship skills."

Tim Raper is a widely respected lawyer with expertise in handling issues on the front and back end of construction projects. He has experience of handling the construction aspects of mixed-use and office developments and energy projects, among other schemes.

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Clifford Chance LLP - Construction Department

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What the team is known for Market-leading department with a robust domestic offering that complements a significant international presence, including impressive experience in Africa and the Middle East. Advises prominent entities in the construction industry on large-scale matters such as real estate developments, infrastructure schemes and oil, gas and renewables projects. Client base is composed of significant funders, sponsors, contractors and developers.

Strengths One commentator notes: "They are incredibly sophisticated and always on time and on target. They accommodate every request and deliver good work."

"Overall the team is very strong, knowledgeable and commercial," one client observes.

Work highlights Advised Native Land as the developer of a nine-building urban regeneration project at Bankside, London. This included the drafting of professional appointments, a demolition contract and building contracts in relation to the £500 million development.

Advised SOCAR on the revamp and modernisation of two downstream oil and gas assets, each valued at USD1 billion. Work involved advising on procurement strategy and drafting a suite of template construction contracts.

Represented Hyundai Heavy Industries in LMAA arbitration proceedings concerning the cancellation of a semi-submersible drilling platform, including complex delay and cost overrun issues.

Significant clients ENGIE, EDF, GE, Battersea Project Land Company, Helical.

Notable practitioners

Alex Panayides heads the department's contentious offering and has a highly regarded international arbitration practice. He is frequently engaged in construction disputes in the oil and gas industry, and is known by one commentator to be "incredibly commercial and very good at strategy."

Non-contentious group head David Metzger frequently represents purchaser clients in significant matters in the energy, infrastructure and urban regeneration businesses. He is highlighted by one client for his ability to "combine a mastery of his subject with very practical application."

Transactional specialist Marianne Toghill enjoys a strong reputation for her representation of purchaser-side clients. She advises on the construction elements of real estate development projects, including new communities projects and urban regenerations.

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Clyde & Co LLP - Construction Department

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Basic facts about the department
- 11 partners
- 28 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for High-quality practice with demonstrable abilities in contentious and transactional work in both the infrastructure and commercial development sectors. Has experience of energy and transport projects, among other schemes. Acts for a range of clients in the UK and abroad including market-leading contractors, insurers and developers.

Strengths Sources appreciate that the team "takes a practical, pragmatic view."

Interviewees consider the team to be "subject experts with good market knowledge."

Work highlights Advised Urban & Civic Princess Street on the design and construction of a multi-storey three block development on a city centre site in Manchester. Work included advising on all construction documentation and professional appointments.

Continued to provide long-term support to Wates, including undertaking tender reviews of contract forms and advising the team on related documents, including bonds, guarantees and collateral warranties.

Significant clients AkzoNobel.

Notable practitioners

John Morris is the head of the firm's international projects and construction group and maintains a premier practice offering excellent contentious and non-contentious advice to significant industry participants. One interviewee describes him as a "very good strategic thinker who cuts to the nub of issues quickly and provides very clear advice."

Patrick Perry "always provides high-quality advice in a manner which is concise and commercially focused," according to market commentators. His disputes practice is concentrated on representing supplier-side clients in professional indemnity and insurance matters within the construction arena.

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CMS - Construction Department

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What the team is known for Prominent advisers to major clients on non-contentious and contentious matters, including international arbitrations, in the UK, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Particularly noted for its energy, infrastructure and real estate offerings. CMS merged with Nabarro and Olswang in May 2017, significantly bolstering its construction capabilities.

Strengths One client says: "It is a confident and user-friendly team which roundly produces top-quality, commercial advice in tune with the business timescales we are working to."

A further source notes: "Their main strengths are technical and industry knowledge, and depth of resource."

Work highlights Assisted a subsidiary of ENGIE with a number of EPC contracts for the construction of the various assets required to support ENGIE’s successful bid in the auction for the provision of electricity to Chile’s Sistema Interconectado Central power grid.

Advised RBS on due diligence on existing contracts, negotiating professional appointments and the procurement of all security documents with regard to the redevelopment of Great Scotland Yard and construction of a new luxury hotel in the centre of London.

Significant clients Amey, SSE, Laing O'Rourke, Aberdeen Asset Management, Balfour Beatty.

Notable practitioners

Adrian Bell maintains a broad disputes practice that is balanced between the representation of clients on the purchaser and supplier sides of the market. He also appears in international arbitrations. He is particularly active in the engineering, energy and infrastructure spaces, with noted strength in PFI disputes. One source says: "Adrian is meticulous in his preparations and provides clear and unambiguous advice."

Victoria Peckett has a varied practice, handling matters ranging from contract drafting and negotiation to dispute resolution. She acts for purchaser and supplier-side clients in a host of domestic and international projects. One interviewee enthuses that "she is extremely experienced and knowledgeable."

The "exemplary" Alistair McGrigor stands out to clients for his "level of expertise and commercial nous." He offers transactional representation to a client base of significant domestic developers.

David Parton maintains an "excellent" non-contentious practice which is sought after by heavyweight developer clients. He is frequently instructed to advise on the construction elements of transport and commercial development projects.

Steven Williams is an esteemed disputes practitioner who represents clients on both the purchaser and supplier sides of the market. He regularly deals with contentious construction issues arising in the energy and infrastructure sectors. One source reports that he is an "excellent, proactive, sensible and pragmatic lawyer who is skilled at delving into the detail quickly and converting complicated issues to business-friendly and easily understood advice."

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Please visit the CMS website for more details about the practice and our work:
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Corbett & Co International Construction Lawyers Ltd - Construction Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong international arbitration practice that has a worldwide presence in the transport, infrastructure and power sectors. Well placed to advise on disputes relating to significant road schemes. Non-contentious work includes advising clients in the renewables and nuclear power industries. Client base includes significant international contractors, consultants and government entities.

Strengths One commentator appreciates that "due to their broad experience on international construction projects, they are able to provide their high-quality advice on complex matters in optimal timeframes."

Work highlights Advised the government of Gibraltar on the settlement and procurement of a new construction contract with Obrascon Huarte Lain.

Represented Reinhold Meister Wasserbau in an arbitration against the River Administration of the Lower Danube in Romania regarding the construction of bank protection along a 15 km section of the Sulina shipping channel.

Significant clients Government of Serbia, Government of Georgia, Thales, Redix, Lomé Container Terminal.

Notable practitioners

Edward Corbett is the firm's managing director and a highly regarded international arbitration practitioner. He stands out for his expertise in the FIDIC suite of contracts, as well as for his experience acting in Eastern European jurisdictions. One client says: "He is unshakeable and supreme. He is very good at confronting us with the possible arguments of the other party."

Dominic Helps offers advice to supplier-side clients in contentious matters across the full spectrum of construction law. He has experience of representing domestic and international developers, contractors and high net worth individuals, and regularly advises on matters in the energy and infrastructure spheres.

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DAC Beachcroft LLP - Construction Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 23 partners
- 32 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Robust department catering to prominent insurers, contractors and consultants. Advises on both transactional and contentious work and is equipped to handle work throughout the UK and abroad. Areas of particular strength include residential and commercial development and engineering disputes.

Work highlights Advised Epping Forest District Council on the construction elements of a new shopping park in Loughton, Essex.

Significant clients AMEC, Black & Veatch, Bouygues, Taylor Wimpey, Vinci.

Notable practitioners

Nicholas Taylor is a key contact.

About the Team (content provided by DAC Beachcroft LLP)

Our London office is part of a wider national construction practice, comprising 50 senior lawyers. We act for a broad range of clients all around the UK and Ireland on contentious and advisory matters.

Contentious
We act in adjudication, high court litigation and international arbitration. From the outset of the dispute, we establish your real objectives, the strengths of your case, prospects of success and seek to minimise costs and disruption to your business.

We vigorously protect your interests in connection with a full range of construction and engineering disputes whether you are a major insurer, contractor, sub-contractor, developer, public and private sector property owner/operator, consultant of construction, engineering and professional risks.

Advisory
We advise contractors, sub-contractors, developers, consultants, government departments, venture capitalists, NHS Trusts, funders, housebuilders and other construction professionals on the transactional and procurement aspects of construction projects.

We advise on the full life-cycle of a construction and engineering project including:
•    Agreements for the supply, installation and maintenance of mechanical and electrical plant;
•    Building contracts and professional team appointments
•    Collateral warranties, third party rights and reliance letters
•    Compliance issues
•    Development and framework agreements
•    Development finance
•    Due-diligence audits for funders
•    Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures

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Fenwick Elliott LLP - Construction Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 19 partners
- 18 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Acclaimed supplier-side offering tackling both contentious and non-contentious work in the UK, the Middle East and Asia. Able to advise throughout the life-cycle of a construction project, from procurement strategy and contract negotiation to dispute avoidance and litigation. Active on major renewables, power and infrastructure projects. Represents numerous high-profile contractors and several foreign governments.

Strengths One interviewee reports: "They have a broad knowledge of construction and they look after their clients very well."

A satisfied client highlights that "they are client-focused and have a desire to achieve results in as cost-effective a manner as possible."

Work highlights Acted for National Infrastructure Development Corporation against three banks in respect of claims on performance securities. The securities had been issued at the request of a Brazilian contractor pursuant to a FIDIC contract for £576 million for the construction of a major highway in Trinidad and Tobago.

Acted for Galliford Try as the main contractor in a multimillion-pound, multiparty defects claim brought by a further education college.

Significant clients Marubeni Europower, VolkerFitzpatrick, Vinci, John Sisk & Son, King's College London.

Notable practitioners

Richard Smellie is an experienced construction practitioner with a solid reputation for acting in domestic disputes and international arbitrations. He also has expertise in project documentation and contractual issues. He represents supplier-side clients in numerous sectors, including energy.

Anthony Francis maintains a broad contentious practice and frequently advises supplier-side clients on dispute avoidance and resolution. He assists with domestic and international construction projects, including PFI schemes. One source notes: "He has an ability to cut to the chase quickly and set action plans accordingly," adding: "He is a strong team player."

Simon Tolson is a highly respected contentious practitioner who services the supplier side of the construction market. He has experience of various forms of dispute resolution including litigation, adjudication and arbitration. One impressed source highlights that "Simon is an accomplished litigator and good to deal with."

Nicholas Gould typically advises supplier-side clients on a wide range of issues, from contract drafting to dispute resolution. He is particularly active in the transport, petrochemical and energy sectors, both domestically and internationally, with noted experience of projects in the Middle East.

Toby Randle advises on a broad range of construction issues, from transactional matters to dispute resolution, and is highlighted for his experience as a barrister. One client reports that he is "streetwise, versatile and can handle any issue."

Victoria Russell offers contentious and non-contentious support to clients from a number of industries. She is especially strong in the education sector, and counts a number of universities as part of her client base, as well as prominent contractors and local authorities. She stands out for her deep experience in arbitration proceedings.

About the Team (content provided by Fenwick Elliott LLP)

We are regularly advising our clients on all major industry standard form construction and engineering contracts and professional appointments, including but not limited to NEC, FIDIC and JCT. 

These contracts are frequently supplemented by bespoke amendments and additional provisions tailored to specific projects. In addition, we regularly work and assist in drafting bespoke project specific contract documentation when required. 

Our unique specialist construction expertise allows us to provide a hands-on approach to smooth the development of your project, covering your project from inception to completion.

​Our expertise

As Fenwick Elliott is the UK's largest specialist construction and energy law firm we have advised on a vast number of landmark projects around the world, we have earned a reputation for providing cost-effective, specialist advice. 

Major projects we have advised on include: 

  • AirportsBridges​Commercial developments
  • Dams
  • Data centres
  • Desalination plants
  • Hospitals
  • Hydro-electric power plants
  • Hyper compressors
  • IT & tech services
  • Jetties
  • Metro systems
  • Mines
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Pipelines
  • Ports & Terminals
  • Power plants
  • Process plants
  • Railways
  • Reclamations
  • Refineries
  • Roads
  • Schools
  • Skyscrapers 
  • Stadia
  • Trams
  • Tunnels
  • Universities
  • Waste to energy
  • Wind farms

Our clients

  • Governments and state owned corporations;
  • Local authorities and other public bodies;
  • Main contractors;
  • Owners/developers;
  • Joint Ventures;
  • Specialist subcontractors;
  • Institutional investors;
  • Engineers; and
  • Architects.



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HFW - Construction Department

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Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Diverse supplier-side practice that counts a number of prominent contractors as clients. Recent instructions include advising on contentious and non-contentious work in the energy, transport and property development sectors in the UK, Africa and the Middle East. Equipped to advise across the entirety of a construction project, from procurement and contractual issues to risk management and dispute resolution.

Strengths One client appreciates "the way they understand the business environment they are operating in," and adds: "They are not only pragmatic but understand the underlying technical aspects."

Another interviewee notes: "The team works very well as a whole. They are very flexible and fit into our company requirements."

Work highlights Continued to act for HOCHTIEF in a significant dispute with SSE in connection with the collapse of a 6 km tunnel at the Glendoe hydroelectric scheme in Scotland.

Acted for Clugston Construction in relation to the construction of four different energy from waste projects in the UK. The team provided pre-bid assistance, EPC contract advice and specialist subcontracts.

Significant clients VolkerWessels, MHI Vestas, UBS, Singapore Airlines, Emeg Electrical.

Notable practitioners

Michael Sergeant is a highly experienced international arbitration lawyer with a strong practice domestically and in the Middle East. He receives regular instructions to assist in disputes in the transport, energy and commercial development arenas. One source says: "He is very thorough, very organised and works well with people. He is always well prepared and is very user-friendly."

Max Wieliczko heads the firm's international construction offering and advises clients on both the purchaser and supplier sides of the market. He handles both transactional and dispute work, and is frequently engaged in matters in the transport and energy sectors. His accessibility and dedication are the subject of praise from market sources, and one client notes: "He's extremely quick and clever, and I feel assured with him in my corner."

Senior associate Richard Booth is developing a strong reputation in the construction market for his contentious and non-contentious practice. One source notes: "His strengths are his ability to find solutions in negotiations and to get a deal done. He has a creative approach and takes into account the interests of all the parties."

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Hogan Lovells - Construction Department

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Basic facts about the department
- 12 partners
- 23 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Sterling practice with acknowledged strength in the full range of construction work. Significant experience acting in contentious and non-contentious matters for both contractors and developers. Acts on big-ticket matters in the UK and around the globe, often advising on energy and property development issues. London team is complemented by an extensive global network of offices.

Strengths One source notes: "Where they have an advantage is their excellent client service. They're very responsive and client-oriented – they ask about the company's strategy and take into account the business background."

A commentator reports that the team is "supremely commercial, and knows what we want and where our risk points are," adding: "They're hugely personable and approachable."

Work highlights Advised King's Cross Central Ltd Partnership, an Argent entity, on all construction aspects of the £2 billion King's Cross Central development.

Advised on the construction aspects of the retail, residential and commercial redevelopment of Tottenham Hale being undertaken by Argent in joint venture with an American company.

Significant clients Alstom, EDF, Bechtel, Kier, Rio Tinto.

Notable practitioners

Gillian Thomas sits as the firm's global head of non-contentious construction and regularly represents the interests of purchaser-side clients. She is sought after to advise on energy and infrastructure projects. In the words of one client, "she's hugely knowledgeable, unflappable, knows the contract world inside out and is liked and respected by both sides."

Roberta Downey "is a highly skilled and pragmatic legal mind, and gives detailed thought to the business practicalities associated with a claim and manages to navigate difficult technical matters with ease." She is a contentious specialist with a strong reputation for advising supplier-side clients in significant disputes in power, infrastructure and telecommunications projects all over the world.

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Kennedys - Construction Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 12 partners
- 21 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Supplier-side offering frequently acting for prominent contractors, architects and consultants. Equipped to advise on transport and engineering matters and has particular expertise in professional negligence, defect and breach of contract claims. Handles significant domestic projects as well as matters in numerous foreign jurisdictions, particularly the Middle East.

Strengths One client notes: "The overall level of service is excellent. They understand the commercial pressures we face and quickly narrow down issues, often suggesting compromises to pre-empt potential areas of disagreement to save us both time and money."

Another interviewee attests: "Kennedys are very proactive and attentive. I am never left wondering what is happening."

Significant clients Carillion, Laing O'Rourke, BAM Construct, Aviva, AIG.

Notable practitioners

Paul Carter has experience of representing contractors, professionals, infrastructure companies and insurers in large construction disputes. He is especially sought after in professional indemnity, insurance coverage and property damage claims.

James Shaw is recommended for his experience in acting for architects and other industry consultants on a host of non-contentious issues. One market insider appreciates that he "has a considerable breadth of knowledge of contract law and as such can quickly isolate the key issues."

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K&L Gates - Construction Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 6 partners
- 14 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Multi-talented practice with strength in both contentious and transactional work and acting for clients on both the supplier and purchaser sides of the market. Particularly capable in domestic infrastructure and real estate development and international energy matters. London offering is able to draw on the firm's international capabilities, particularly when handling construction projects in Africa and the Middle and Far East.

Strengths One commentator reports: "Overall, it's an excellent team at K&L Gates. They offer a professional but personal service, and are commercially astute and always responsive."

Work highlights Advised Vanquish Properties on the construction documentation for the high-profile 40 Leadenhall mixed-use development in the City of London.

Advised Corinth Pipeworks in relation to the English law aspects of two major international projects, the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline and the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline, particularly in relation to the supply contracts.

Significant clients TIAA Henderson Real Estate, Transport for London, Crossrail, Qatar Rail, Laing O'Rourke.

Notable practitioners

James Hudson applies his years of industry experience when representing both supplier and purchaser-side clients. He retains an excellent reputation for his ability to handle disputes in the commercial development and energy sectors.

Kevin Greene is a highly experienced transactional lawyer whose client base includes employers and investors. He regularly advises on construction and procurement contracts. One source reports: "He's very diligent, he knows his field and he is always willing to respond very quickly."

Matthew Smith co-leads the firm's global construction and engineering group and advises clients on contentious and non-contentious aspects of projects in the energy, transport and infrastructure spaces. He advises on domestic and international construction matters and has notable knowledge of schemes in Africa. He is considered to be "very easy to work with, exemplary in terms of technical knowledge, commercially aware and very quick to review positions and counsel on options."

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Mayer Brown International LLP - Construction Department

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Basic facts about the department
- 8 partners
- 22 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Heavyweight practice that wields considerable strength throughout the entirety of the construction market. Major insurers, employers and contractors make up its impressive client list. Wealth of experience in Middle Eastern and African matters. Handles notable work in the energy, transport, retail and commercial and residential development fields.

Strengths One client reports being "impressed by the proactive team approach to resolving issues," saying: "They always deal with things in a logical, progressive manner."

Market insiders say: "What they're good at is being commercial and practical with advice. They resource jobs appropriately and have good industry contacts."

Work highlights Advised Costain and its insurers on a number of issues which have arisen at three microbiological treatment plants and four IVC plants in Manchester. This includes resolving issues with the employer and pursuing a claim against Costain's design team.

Advised Brazilian shipbuilding yard Estaleiro Atlantico Sul on the EPC and shipbuilding contracts for the supply of eight crude oil carriers, as well as on the drafting of an EPC contract between a South Korean shipyard and the client.

Significant clients Wates, Galliford Try, Kier, Panama Canal Authority, Hyundai.

Notable practitioners

Construction and engineering group leader Michael Regan is an experienced and well-respected contentious practitioner who excels at supplier-side representation, as well as in international arbitrations. He is regularly engaged by clients to handle disputes in infrastructure, mining and power projects worldwide. One interviewee says: "He is very knowledgeable and calm. He collects his thoughts and gives sound and solid advice."

Raid Abu-Manneh is co-chair of the firm's arbitration practice and represents a number of contractors and utilities companies. He is frequently embroiled in international arbitrations concerning construction projects in the energy sector, with additional knowledge of the rail industry.

Kwadwo Sarkodie maintains a well thought of international arbitration practice, regularly representing employers, consultants, contractors and insurers in a broad range of matters. He often handles defective works and extension of time and loss claims, and has particular knowledge of the African market.

Jonathan Hosie is a hugely respected construction practitioner who advises clients on both the purchaser and supplier sides of the market. His broad domestic and international practice spans the spectrum of contentious and non-contentious issues in areas such as power, infrastructure and real estate development. Clients appreciate that he "understands the commercialities" and is a "great thinker."

Sally Davies is an "extremely pragmatic, persuasive and capable" lawyer who has an excellent reputation for her contentious practice. She often handles professional indemnity and insurance issues in a construction context. One commentator notes: "Sally is very approachable but combines this with real steel. She also gives great practical advice."

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Pinsent Masons - Construction Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 33 partners
- 4 legal directors
- 62 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Dynamic practice with an acclaimed offering in supplier-led matters complemented by a strong presence in the purchaser-led and international arbitration markets. Regularly instructed to advise on contracts and disputes across the UK and in a variety of other jurisdictions. Particularly active in significant infrastructure projects and on the construction aspects of energy schemes, including oil and gas projects.

Strengths One commentator reports: "They stand out because they look to help us and our business."

One source highlights that the firm is "very capable in relation to construction disputes and proactive in project managing."

Work highlights Advised Aspire Defence on the construction elements of the MoD's Army Basing Programme, intended to provide accommodation for UK troops returning from Germany and Afghanistan in various locations in Wiltshire and Hampshire.

Assisted Turkish contractor Tepe Insaat Sanayi to recover monies due under an arbitration award flowing out of two substantial ICC arbitrations concerning FIDIC-based contracts pertaining to the construction of the Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan pipeline, Turkey.

Significant clients Bouygues, Balfour Beatty, Kier, Carillion, Costain.

Notable practitioners

Esteemed market presence Martin Harman is a very highly respected and experienced construction practitioner. He advises on contentious and non-contentious issues regarding significant infrastructure projects the world over.

Mark Roe heads the firm's international arbitration practice and focuses on contentious construction matters. He is frequently engaged in significant disputes concerning infrastructure and energy projects worldwide, with experience in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Neal Morris heads the construction dispute resolution services team in London and represents a host of heavyweight domestic contractors, employers and professionals in a variety of matters. One interviewee enthuses: "He is an imaginative tactician – if you give him a tricky problem he will come up with a solution."

Richard Laudy often provides procurement and other advisory assistance to supplier clients in relation to major construction projects. He also regularly works with clients on risk management issues.

Shy Jackson is experienced at advising suppliers on a broad range of matters, from contractual work to numerous forms of dispute resolution. One source enthuses that his "brain is in a different league to anyone else, and he gives good legal steers to navigate through issues."

Adam Harris maintains a broad contentious practice that focuses on providing employer and contractor clients with risk management and dispute resolution advice in a range of sectors, with particular strength in infrastructure and PFI projects. One interviewee reports: "Adam is absolutely excellent. He has real strategic vision and understands where we need to go and how to get there."

The "very commercial" Kevin Joyce is an "excellent lawyer and extremely approachable," according to commentators. He advises supplier-side clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters, particularly in the transport and power industries. He is active both domestically and in the Middle East.

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Reed Smith LLP - Construction Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 6 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Talented team equally adept at representing supplier and purchaser clients on domestic and international projects. Represents clients in a variety of construction matters, including in relation to property development and infrastructure projects. Clients include leading contractors and insurers.

Strengths One source considers them "an impressive team," while another interviewee appreciates that the firm is "very approachable."

Work highlights Represented Amec Foster Wheeler in a claim arising out of liability for construction defects at the Malmaison hotel in Liverpool, a flagship hotel for which the contract price was nearly £20 million.

Continued to advise QBE, and other insurers, on a number of legal and technical issues following the collapse of the Cologne Metro.

Significant clients Doosan Lentjes, Lurgi, Lightsource, Reubens Brothers, Vestas.

Notable practitioners

Nick Speed concentrates on handling construction disputes involving professional indemnity issues. His client base includes developers and insurers.

Peter Cassidy represents significant contractor clients in disputes occurring across a range of sectors, including oil and gas, mining and petrochemicals, both domestically and abroad. He is admired by one source for being a "very approachable, down-to-earth chap who can do the tough drafting but also give pragmatic advice to resolve positions."

Vincent Rowan is co-head of the firm's global projects and infrastructure group and maintains an active transactional and disputes practice. He demonstrates expertise in handling contract negotiation and litigation on behalf of a range of supplier-side clients. Sources admire that he is "experienced and user-friendly" and "commercially-minded."

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RPC - Construction Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 2 legal directors
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Represents a broad cross-section of the UK's top contractors in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Frequently retained to advise on defect and breach of contract claims. Has experience of PFI projects, particularly those in the education and health sectors.

Strengths One source says: "They are very user-friendly – there's no difficulty at all in being able to make contact with partner and they are very thorough and proactive."

"Their advice is very clear and easy to follow, and they're friendly and approachable. The firm is quite refreshing to deal with," an interviewee notes.

Work highlights Acted for VolkerWessels in pursuit of claims, along with Keller as co-claimant, against consultant engineer Stewart & Harris relating to defects at the largest wine bottling and storage facility in Europe.

Acted for Morgan Sindall on the defence of a claim pursued by Amec Group relating to alleged defects in the construction of the Malmaison hotel and apartments in Liverpool.

Significant clients Carillion, Sir Robert McAlpine, Canary Wharf Group, SPIE, Veolia.

Notable practitioners

Department head Robert Hogarth is an experienced contentious practitioner who is well versed in representing supplier-side clients in construction disputes with significant insurance issues. One client appreciates that he is "very good at understanding the end goal and resolving issues on a commercial basis."

Dan Preston advises clients in both a contentious and non-contentious capacity. He is particularly strong in domestic litigation and adjudication, and well versed in the mechanics of JCT contracts. One client enthuses: "He is technically able and commercially focused. If I could give him all my work I would."

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With 15 lawyers RPC's Construction and Projects has substantial capacity which can be increased to over 30 lawyers with the ability to draw on resource from our construction insurance team.

With a growing client base of the UK's largest tier one contractors, we specialise in acting for suppliers on some of the UK's largest construction and infrastructure projects and disputes.  Most of our team benefit from in-house experience and are valued for their commercial and innovative thinking. Our team support our clients to reach a solution quickly and cost-effectively.

We don't hide behind detail or the law, nor do we waste time on issues that don't get you anywhere.  We offer transparent pricing and stick to our budgets.

For transactions, we adopt realistic allocations of risk from the start and look for ways to make savings by deconstructing repetitive processes. We understand how the construction industry works in a challenging economic climate on tight margins and our approach is designed to save time and money.

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Womble Bond Dickinson UK LLP - Construction Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Regularly advises insurers, contractors and individual professionals in the UK as well as the Middle East. Noteworthy expertise in the construction aspects of energy, chemicals and transport projects. Offers both contentious and non-contentious support across the full life-cycle of a construction project.

Strengths One source considers that "the main strengths are that they're practical, they don't hold on to bad points and they deal with people in a reasonable and common-sense way."

According to interviewees, the lawyers at Bond Dickinson are "extremely knowledgeable and totally effective at what they do."

Work highlights Continued to advise SABIC Petrochemicals on the conversion of its gas cracking plant at Teesside, which included offering specialist EPC contracting advice.

Advised REG Power Management on a number of renewable energy generation projects including the construction of two new onshore wind farms, three biodiesel generating plants and a solar farm worth £50 million in total.

Significant clients Starstone, ScottishPower Generation, ATCO Power, QBE, Arcadis.

Notable practitioners

Alex Hirom is a key contact.

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Senior Statesperson

Pinsent Masons

From the Chambers UK guide

Esteemed market presence Martin Harman is a very highly respected and experienced construction practitioner. He advises on contentious and non-contentious issues regarding significant infrastructure projects the world over.

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Senior Statesperson

K&L Gates

From the Chambers UK guide

James Hudson applies his years of industry experience when representing both supplier and purchaser-side clients. He retains an excellent reputation for his ability to handle disputes in the commercial development and energy sectors.

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Eminent Practitioner

Pinsent Masons

From the Chambers UK guide

Richard Laudy often provides procurement and other advisory assistance to supplier clients in relation to major construction projects. He also regularly works with clients on risk management issues.

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Band 1

Mayer Brown International LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Sally Davies is an "extremely pragmatic, persuasive and capable" lawyer who has an excellent reputation for her contentious practice. She often handles professional indemnity and insurance issues in a construction context. One commentator notes: "Sally is very approachable but combines this with real steel. She also gives great practical advice."

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Band 1

Fenwick Elliott LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Anthony Francis maintains a broad contentious practice and frequently advises supplier-side clients on dispute avoidance and resolution. He assists with domestic and international construction projects, including PFI schemes. One source notes: "He has an ability to cut to the chase quickly and set action plans accordingly," adding: "He is a strong team player."

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Band 1

Mayer Brown International LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Jonathan Hosie is a hugely respected construction practitioner who advises clients on both the purchaser and supplier sides of the market. His broad domestic and international practice spans the spectrum of contentious and non-contentious issues in areas such as power, infrastructure and real estate development. Clients appreciate that he "understands the commercialities" and is a "great thinker."

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Band 1

Mayer Brown International LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Construction and engineering group leader Michael Regan is an experienced and well-respected contentious practitioner who excels at supplier-side representation, as well as in international arbitrations. He is regularly engaged by clients to handle disputes in infrastructure, mining and power projects worldwide. One interviewee says: "He is very knowledgeable and calm. He collects his thoughts and gives sound and solid advice."

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Band 1

Pinsent Masons

From the Chambers UK guide

Mark Roe heads the firm's international arbitration practice and focuses on contentious construction matters. He is frequently engaged in significant disputes concerning infrastructure and energy projects worldwide, with experience in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

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Band 1

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Sally Roe is an enormously well-respected lawyer who is sought after by purchaser and supplier-side clients alike. She provides consummate contentious and non-contentious advice on projects in private and public sectors, including transport schemes. One interviewee enthuses: "Sally matches a keen intellect with an uncanny ability to identify the key legal issues and principles at stake, while setting them in the context of the client's business conditions and challenges."

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Band 1

Beale and Company Solicitors LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Antony Smith maintains a highly regarded contentious practice and is experienced in all forms of dispute resolution. He is particularly strong in claims with aspects of both construction law and professional indemnity law. Clients describe him as "very strategic and commercial" and "technically brilliant."

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Band 1

Fenwick Elliott LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Simon Tolson is a highly respected contentious practitioner who services the supplier side of the construction market. He has experience of various forms of dispute resolution including litigation, adjudication and arbitration. One impressed source highlights that "Simon is an accomplished litigator and good to deal with."

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Band 2

Hogan Lovells

From the Chambers UK guide

Roberta Downey "is a highly skilled and pragmatic legal mind, and gives detailed thought to the business practicalities associated with a claim and manages to navigate difficult technical matters with ease." She is a contentious specialist with a strong reputation for advising supplier-side clients in significant disputes in power, infrastructure and telecommunications projects all over the world.

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Band 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Bob Maynard heads the department's contentious arm and is well versed in a variety of forms of dispute resolution on behalf of clients spanning the breadth of the construction industry. He practices in a diverse range of industries, including energy and utilities. One source notes that "he brings a wealth of experience" and "even when there might appear to be a difficult situation he comes up with good ideas."

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Band 2

Pinsent Masons

From the Chambers UK guide

Neal Morris heads the construction dispute resolution services team in London and represents a host of heavyweight domestic contractors, employers and professionals in a variety of matters. One interviewee enthuses: "He is an imaginative tactician – if you give him a tricky problem he will come up with a solution."

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Band 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Caroline Pope is a top disputes lawyer with an excellent reputation for handling matters on both the purchaser and supplier sides of the construction market. Her excellent domestic capabilities are bolstered by her deep experience acting in the Middle East. One commentator appreciates that "she's extremely bright, has great in-depth knowledge and is not frightened by anything."

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Band 2

CMS

From the Chambers UK guide

Steven Williams is an esteemed disputes practitioner who represents clients on both the purchaser and supplier sides of the market. He regularly deals with contentious construction issues arising in the energy and infrastructure sectors. One source reports that he is an "excellent, proactive, sensible and pragmatic lawyer who is skilled at delving into the detail quickly and converting complicated issues to business-friendly and easily understood advice."

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Band 3

Charles Russell Speechlys

From the Chambers UK guide

Head of department Steven Carey represents both purchaser and supplier-side clients in transactions and disputes across a number of industry sectors. One client says: "Steve is commercially astute and very pragmatic. His advice is straightforward and to the point, but he pulls no punches."

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Band 3

Al Bawardi Critchlow

From the Chambers UK guide

Julian Critchlow of Al Bawardi Critchlow is a contentious specialist representing supplier-side clients in significant domestic and international disputes.

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Band 3

Fenwick Elliott LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Nicholas Gould typically advises supplier-side clients on a wide range of issues, from contract drafting to dispute resolution. He is particularly active in the transport, petrochemical and energy sectors, both domestically and internationally, with noted experience of projects in the Middle East.

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Band 3

RPC

From the Chambers UK guide

Department head Robert Hogarth is an experienced contentious practitioner who is well versed in representing supplier-side clients in construction disputes with significant insurance issues. One client appreciates that he is "very good at understanding the end goal and resolving issues on a commercial basis."

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Band 3

Emily Monastiriotis

Simmons & Simmons LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Emily Monastiriotis joined Simmons & Simmons in March 2017. She maintains a strong domestic and international disputes practice and is noted for her representation of insurers, contractors and professionals in delay, defective works and professional indemnity claims. One interviewee reports being "impressed by her desire to find practical solutions and by her ability to look ahead to the big picture of how to get a meaningful outcome for her client in the most effective way."

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Band 3

Fenwick Elliott LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Richard Smellie is an experienced construction practitioner with a solid reputation for acting in domestic disputes and international arbitrations. He also has expertise in project documentation and contractual issues. He represents supplier-side clients in numerous sectors, including energy.

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Band 3

HFW

From the Chambers UK guide

Max Wieliczko heads the firm's international construction offering and advises clients on both the purchaser and supplier sides of the market. He handles both transactional and dispute work, and is frequently engaged in matters in the transport and energy sectors. His accessibility and dedication are the subject of praise from market sources, and one client notes: "He's extremely quick and clever, and I feel assured with him in my corner."

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Band 4

CMS

From the Chambers UK guide

Adrian Bell maintains a broad disputes practice that is balanced between the representation of clients on the purchaser and supplier sides of the market. He also appears in international arbitrations. He is particularly active in the engineering, energy and infrastructure spaces, with noted strength in PFI disputes. One source says: "Adrian is meticulous in his preparations and provides clear and unambiguous advice."

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Band 4

VWV

From the Chambers UK guide

Jeffrey Brown of VWV is "very capable, diligent and pleasant to deal with at all times," according to a client. He is regularly engaged by supplier-side clients, including contractors, to advise on dispute avoidance and resolution. A source adds: "He gives us a great deal of confidence as he is very knowledgeable."

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Band 4

Reed Smith LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Peter Cassidy represents significant contractor clients in disputes occurring across a range of sectors, including oil and gas, mining and petrochemicals, both domestically and abroad. He is admired by one source for being a "very approachable, down-to-earth chap who can do the tough drafting but also give pragmatic advice to resolve positions."

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Band 4

DLA Piper LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Mark Hilton is a well-regarded disputes lawyer with a broad practice that caters to both employers and contractors. He undertakes all major forms of dispute resolution and is particularly active on infrastructure, power and PFI projects.

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Band 4

Pinsent Masons

From the Chambers UK guide

Shy Jackson is experienced at advising suppliers on a broad range of matters, from contractual work to numerous forms of dispute resolution. One source enthuses that his "brain is in a different league to anyone else, and he gives good legal steers to navigate through issues."

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Band 4

Stephenson Harwood LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Ron Nobbs maintains a broad practice and handles both contentious and non-contentious matters. He receives regular instructions from clients in the transport, energy and commercial development sectors. One client notes that "you can depend on him to know what any likely outcome is and come up with the best recommendation for a course of action."

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Band 4

CMS

From the Chambers UK guide

Victoria Peckett has a varied practice, handling matters ranging from contract drafting and negotiation to dispute resolution. She acts for purchaser and supplier-side clients in a host of domestic and international projects. One interviewee enthuses that "she is extremely experienced and knowledgeable."

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Band 4

Taylor Wessing LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

David Quinlan receives regular instructions from domestic and international clients, which he assists with front-end matters. He is particularly well versed in handling the construction aspects of infrastructure projects.

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Band 5

Beale and Company Solicitors LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Will Buckby provides non-contentious support to a client base of contractors, consultants and employers both in the UK and abroad, particularly in the Middle East. He is especially active in the infrastructure sector. Sources highlight that he is "very good at reassuring his clients."

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Band 5

Kennedys

From the Chambers UK guide

Paul Carter has experience of representing contractors, professionals, infrastructure companies and insurers in large construction disputes. He is especially sought after in professional indemnity, insurance coverage and property damage claims.

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Band 5

Charles Russell Speechlys

From the Chambers UK guide

Kevin Forsyth offers strong contentious and non-contentious representation to a client base of developers, insurers and professionals. He advises on a broad range of matters, from procurement to dispute resolution. One source highlights that "he has good client-facing skills and works hard to deliver the right results."

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Band 5

Pinsent Masons

From the Chambers UK guide

Adam Harris maintains a broad contentious practice that focuses on providing employer and contractor clients with risk management and dispute resolution advice in a range of sectors, with particular strength in infrastructure and PFI projects. One interviewee reports: "Adam is absolutely excellent. He has real strategic vision and understands where we need to go and how to get there."

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Band 5

Corbett & Co International Construction Lawyers Ltd

From the Chambers UK guide

Dominic Helps offers advice to supplier-side clients in contentious matters across the full spectrum of construction law. He has experience of representing domestic and international developers, contractors and high net worth individuals, and regularly advises on matters in the energy and infrastructure spheres.

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Band 5

Pinsent Masons

From the Chambers UK guide

The "very commercial" Kevin Joyce is an "excellent lawyer and extremely approachable," according to commentators. He advises supplier-side clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters, particularly in the transport and power industries. He is active both domestically and in the Middle East.

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Band 5

Goodman Derrick LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Tim Mould of Goodman Derrick LLP draws from his deep contentious and non-contentious experience when representing a client base of contractors, consultants, employers and insurers. He is active across industry sectors including residential development, transport and power. One commentator reports: "He has an extraordinary grasp of the detail and is incredibly hard-working and thorough."

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Band 5

Matthew Needham-Laing

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Matthew Needham-Laing of Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP is sought after for his contentious and non-contentious expertise in relation to a range of construction projects, including sizeable infrastructure schemes.

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Band 5

Fenwick Elliott LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Toby Randle advises on a broad range of construction issues, from transactional matters to dispute resolution, and is highlighted for his experience as a barrister. One client reports that he is "streetwise, versatile and can handle any issue."

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Band 5

Kennedys

From the Chambers UK guide

James Shaw is recommended for his experience in acting for architects and other industry consultants on a host of non-contentious issues. One market insider appreciates that he "has a considerable breadth of knowledge of contract law and as such can quickly isolate the key issues."

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Band 6

Christopher J Doran

Weightmans

From the Chambers UK guide

Christopher Doran of Weightmans maintains a strong contentious practice and is experienced in litigation, arbitration, mediation and adjudication. He is well versed in handling general contractual, insurance and commercial claims in the construction arena.

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Band 6

Charles Russell Speechlys

From the Chambers UK guide

Fiona Edmond maintains a solid London-centric practice and is well versed in advising commercial developers on the transactional elements of office and mixed-use developments. One client reports: "It was like a breath of fresh air dealing with Fiona. She was proactive in her approach to conclude contract negotiations and had her client's interests at the forefront."

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Band 6

Clyde & Co LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Patrick Perry "always provides high-quality advice in a manner which is concise and commercially focused," according to market commentators. His disputes practice is concentrated on representing supplier-side clients in professional indemnity and insurance matters within the construction arena.

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Band 6

Reed Smith LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Vincent Rowan is co-head of the firm's global projects and infrastructure group and maintains an active transactional and disputes practice. He demonstrates expertise in handling contract negotiation and litigation on behalf of a range of supplier-side clients. Sources admire that he is "experienced and user-friendly" and "commercially-minded."

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Band 6

Fenwick Elliott LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Victoria Russell offers contentious and non-contentious support to clients from a number of industries. She is especially strong in the education sector, and counts a number of universities as part of her client base, as well as prominent contractors and local authorities. She stands out for her deep experience in arbitration proceedings.

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Band 6

BLM

From the Chambers UK guide

Michael Salau co-leads the BLM construction department and is recommended for his broad transactional and disputes practice. He advises contractors, developers and consultants on a range of issues, including professional indemnity matters. One client reports that he is "very knowledgeable and great to deal with."

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Up and Coming

RPC

From the Chambers UK guide

Dan Preston advises clients in both a contentious and non-contentious capacity. He is particularly strong in domestic litigation and adjudication, and well versed in the mechanics of JCT contracts. One client enthuses: "He is technically able and commercially focused. If I could give him all my work I would."

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Associates to watch

HFW

From the Chambers UK guide

Senior associate Richard Booth is developing a strong reputation in the construction market for his contentious and non-contentious practice. One source notes: "His strengths are his ability to find solutions in negotiations and to get a deal done. He has a creative approach and takes into account the interests of all the parties."

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Associates to watch

James Worthington

Charles Russell Speechlys

From the Chambers UK guide

Rising star James Worthington advises significant supplier-side clients on contentious and non-contentious issues relating to commercial and residential development and energy projects. He is known by one client to be "an excellent lawyer with a brilliant mind and superb client relationship skills."

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