I thrive on project work and enjoy being a part of large developments, giving legal, commercial and even technical support on everything from contract drafting and security documentation to resolving disputes. My clients include universities, banks and developers. I also act for main contractors as well as specialist sub-contractors working on major London projects.
I give practical, clear and structured advice, finding robust solutions to issues and getting to the heart of the matter quickly. I’m also direct, pragmatic and highly experienced having worked across a number of challenging contentious and non-contentious construction and development projects.
Outside of work I enjoy playing netball, reading, being part of the Campaign for Real Ale and good food.
Read your contracts – keeping them in mind, using the terms properly and fairly will keep the projects running smoothly. They are not just there for the “divorces”.
Talk openly about risk allocation.
Use all of the available construction industry professionals – they really do add value.
Can I let the contractors start works on a Letter of Intent?
Yes, if there is a proper agreement for a distinct piece of work, at a fixed sum and time period, and you have a good reason as to why you’re unable to let the full contract.
How do I get paid?
Make sure your employer is worth the risk and agree sensible payment terms. Consider direct contracts for large sub-contract packages and follow the contract.
From advice on planning strategy, right through the building phase to sale agreements, HCR’s development team made a new inner-city mix of housing and commercial units over five storeys possible for developer Hatchbury, helping the development to progress despite the Covid-19 pandemic and all of the associated site closures.view full case study
Specialist construction, planning and public procurement legal support provided by Lucinda Baker and a team drawn from the firm’s education, finance, construction and planning teams, enabled the University of Gloucestershire to move ahead with its ambitious plans.view full case study
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