• I am a Legal Director in the Commercial & Infrastructure Team. I specialise in non-contentious aspects of construction law.

    My clients include Universities, Local Authorities, Housing Associations, Developers, Employers, Tenants and Funders.

    I am particularly interested in the Higher Education Sector and assisting Universities in delivering their various educational schemes.

    My specialism allows me to assist in developments from pre-planning through to completion of the Works, and therefore drafting and negotiation of full suites of construction documentation, including:

    • Building Contracts (JCT and NEC)
    • Development Agreements
    • Joint Venture Agreements
    • Agreements for Lease
    • Contribution Agreements
    • Frameworks Agreements
    • Sale and Purchase Agreements
    • Professional Team Appointments
    • Collateral Warranties/Third Party Rights
    • Letters of Intent
    • Letters of Reliance
    • Parent Company Guarantees and Bonds
    • Due Diligence for Purchasers/Tenants/Funders
  • Development

    • Acting for Channel 4 Corporation in respect of refurbishment of all of their offices across the UK, including facilitating the relocation of their head office to the Majestic in Leeds.
    • Acting for City of York Council in respect of its initial redevelopment of the Guild Hall in York.
    • Acting for Henry Boot Developments Limited on many of their residential and commercial developments across the UK.


    • Acting for Innerspace Homes Limited regarding their modular build housing schemes and modular house prototype contract.
    • Acting for National Places (a National Grid and Places for People Joint Venture), assisting with their large residential portfolio across the UK.

    Higher Education

    • Developing the construction precedents for the University of York and acting for them in the delivery of their Safe Autonomy Building and Management School.
    • Acting for Leeds Metropolitan University in respect of their state of the art Carnegie Teaching & Research Facility.
    • Acting for the University of Brighton on their Multi Storey Car Park, Business School and other infrastructure projects.


    • Acting for Sancus Utilities Ltd in respect of their hydroponics facilities and supply and manufacture agreements.
    • Acting for Cerealto UK Ltd/Siro Foods on their food manufacturing facility in Worksop.

Niamh Batterton is direct and clear; she offers leadership, clarity and listens to our needs.

The Legal 500, 2024

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