• I am an associate in the Commercial & Infrastructure department at Bevan Brittan LLP, specialising in contentious and non-contentious construction matters.

    I regularly advise NHS bodies, local authorities, registered providers, contractors and subcontractors in the health, education, infrastructure and housing sectors.

    I regularly draft, negotiate and advise on all forms of standard form construction contracts including JCT, NEC, ACA and GC/Works. I also regularly prepare bespoke construction contract documentation including professional appointments, collateral warranties, novation agreements and development agreements, for a range of clients.
    I am experienced in assisting clients with formal dispute resolution procedures including adjudication. mediation and litigation with particular expertise in PFI post close issues and other partnering arrangements. I also assist clients to reach an amicable solution without the need to revert to formal dispute resolution (where possible) and am experienced in documenting such agreements in Deeds of Settlement or Deeds of Variation, as appropriate.


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