• I lead our Construction and Engineering Contract Management and Dispute Resolution team. I am a specialist in advisory and dispute resolution work in the construction, engineering and FM markets with particular expertise in the operational management of PFI/PPP contracts and the resolution of disputes in long term partnering contracts. I act for a wide range of employers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants across a wide range of sectors and covering all aspects of construction and engineering law.

    I have over 20 years of experience in advising clients on both the detail of their disputes and the process by which they might achieve a satisfactory resolution of those disputes including arbitration, litigation, mediation and adjudication. I have a particularly strong track record of dealing with complex and fast moving adjudication claims which have now become the preferred method of formal dispute resolution construction and engineering contracts.

    'Knowledgeable and creative’ Bristol-based practice head Louise Robling is noted for her ‘essential advice’ to public sector clients and contractors on construction disputes, and also provides non-contentious advice on PPP/PFI procurement contracts.

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    I regularly speak to client groups on PFI and PPP contracts and dispute issues.

    Career Highlights

    • Advised on disputes arising from the first termination of a PFI contract in the UK.
    • Advised on the first formal dispute resolution procedure to establish liability for the fire compartment defects in a PFI hospital.

Louise Robling is recognised for her specialist knowledge in PFI and PPP work, and is adept handling both contentious and non-contentious matters. Sources note that she "understands the public sector market really well," adding: "She's very good at getting deals resolved efficiently."

Chambers 2019