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A former Associate at Anglo-American firm DLA Piper, Lucinda Baker joined Rickerbys to specialise in Construction Law before becoming part of the Harrison Clark Rickerbys Construction and Engineering Team.
She deals with all aspects of non-contentious development support for main contractors, developers, banks, corporations and small businesses, clients in the education sector and construction professionals. This includes advising on and negotiating agreements to lease, development finance, construction contracts and sub-contracts, letters of intent, development agreements, appointments of architects and other professionals, collateral warranties and, performance bonds, guarantees and other funder issues as well as advising on procurement issues and challenges.
She has wide experience of contentious matters. This includes pursuing cases in the The Technology and Construction Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. She also provides cost effective solutions to construction disputes through adjudication, arbitration, litigation and where possible mediation.
According to the independent legal directory, Chambers & Partners, A Client’s Guide to the Legal Profession “Lucinda Baker of Rickerbys LLP is lauded by clients for her ability to “go through vast reams of paperwork, isolate the core issues very quickly and give concise and cogent advice, explained in an accessible way.”
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“Thank you very much Lucinda! I have greatly appreciated your help and that of the HCR team over the past year! It has been invaluable!”
Lucinda, very many thanks for your characteristic tenacity and for keeping to the original fee quote in spite of the additional time allocated to the case. There will be more cases.
Relationship Director of Clearing Bank
Thank you so much for all of your help. We were served with a letter of notice that enabled us to terminate and that is what we have done. We are now moving to [ ] which was our ultimate intention, but we hadn’t expected to have to do this so quickly!
Thank you for all your input, it has been extremely helpful. You will be pleased to know that when we sign with [ ] we will be steering clear of the NEC3 or any other complicated contract!
Premises Manager for a London Institute
Thanks for all your hard work on this EPC Lucinda, you have helped to make this a very smooth and comfortable process.
I look forward to doing more business with you and your team going forward.
I wanted to email to provide feedback on Lucinda Baker.
I have dealt with your firm over many years across multiple departments (Litigation, Corporate, Estate Planning & Inheritance, Conveyancing).
Lucinda Baker however is absolutely outstanding. She has helped me over the course of a year on an ad hoc basis on a matter relating to a build contract. She has been unbelievably helpful, prompt and detailed.
I rarely find myself feeling compelled to write such emails but in this instance I felt it entirely appropriate.
Could you let me know the name of your boss as I want to let them know how responsive and helpful you have been? It has been so appreciated so thank you!
Over the course of the last three years, I have engaged Lucinda Baker on a number of different construction related matters.
I have found her knowledge of construction contract law to be comprehensive. She is clearly well versed in contractual matters and has a deep understanding of JCT and other building industry contracts. She is also able to offer solid experience in professional appointments, collateral warranties and other construction related matters.
Lucinda clearly possesses wide experience in construction litigation. She is experienced in the tactics adopted by contractors, developer and other building industry players in order to optimise their positions. Not only does she have the knowledge to advise only on how to structure matters so as to avoid getting into a litigious situation in the first place, but she also has the experience to advise on the approach to adopt, should such a situation become unavoidable.
Lucinda is a direct and straightforward individual whose advice is clear headed and to the point. I have found her to be tenacious and knowledgeable with a pragmatic and practical approach which is both valuable and refreshing.”
MD of a development company
Lucinda took on a litigation matter for us with a particularly difficult and unpleasant customer. The customer deliberately sought to withhold a large amount of money from our small business, illegally, and was very difficult, trying on more than one occasion to bully us into submission. Mrs Baker also helped us to deal with another difficulty regarding a supplier, also involved in the event.
Mrs Baker was amazing! Always very professional, we felt we had a friend and an ally who would stand with us to obtain what was rightfully ours. We knew she couldn’t promise to give us the outcome we felt we wanted and deserved, but we were never in any doubt that she would do her best for us.
We were very impressed with Mrs Baker’s quick response when dealing with matters; we never ever felt that we didn’t know what was happening as she always kept us up to speed with what she was doing, why and what we needed to do etc.
Mrs Baker is a hard worker, very professional, and very highly committed to doing her best for her clients. We would be more than happy to use her services again (although, we hope we won’t need to!) and would recommend her to anyone who needs a better than average solicitor. Harrison Clark Rickerby’s are very fortunate to have her.
Both Lucinda and Helen have provided advice and services relating to a professional negligence case, to prepare a large loss and expense valuation, followed by a prompt referral to adjudication document.
The quality of their work has been exceptional, with each issue dealt with in a professional and meticulous manner.
Lucinda and Helen are a joy to work with and have a refreshing mix of professionalism and friendliness.
Managing Director of a Brickwork subcontractor
I strongly recommend the legal services provided by Harrison Clark Rickerbys to schools converting to academy status without reservation. Their quote compared favourably with other legal firms and their final bill was within budget. They provided an excellent service and key staff were accessible throughout. They provided sound advice, dealt patiently with all of our queries and always responded in a timely and informative manner. As a legal team they certainly went the extra mile when necessary! We will definitely continue to engage them for legal advice in the future.
Headteacher, Patchway Community College