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Pragmatic commercial advice to ensure clients achieve a deal and bring their projects to site for successful delivery to benefit all stakeholders; that is what I aim to bring to any development.

Highlights of my major project experience include:

  • Manchester Airport redevelopment; new and refurbished terminals and piers (£600m)
  • Jaguar Land Rover’s Triangle and NVH projects, Warwickshire (£200m)
  • Land Securities and The Crown Estate’s Oxford Westgate redevelopment (£250m)
  • Derwent London’s Baker St mixed use retail/resi (£160m)
  • Clatterbridge Cancer Care Hospital, Liverpool (£120m)
  • University of Manchester capital programme partnering framework
  • Leicester City FC initial appointment for stadium extension (c£120m),
  • Khazna’s Dubai Data Centre (AED 600m),
  • Crown Court Services and ProCure 23 Framework
  • Manchester City FC’s Etihad Stadium stand extensions and Tunnel Club (c£130m)

I am a construction lawyer specialising in non-contentious transactional work. My 35 years’ experience in the industry includes, most recently, working in-house for 18 years as senior legal counsel with the UK’s largest privately owned contractor and before that with a national law firm.

This experience, combined with 11 years’ work as a chartered quantity surveyor, means that I understand what it takes to work with different teams and disciplines to deliver a project.

Outside work, I enjoy spending time with family and local walks with our two labradoodles.

Top Tips & FAQs

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Challenge and focus on your priorities for your project. This will inform your procurement and the necessary contracts; for example, the early engagement of a design and build contractor using a two-stage approach with PCSA.

Aspire to a fair balance of risk to encourage sensible pricing and programming and ensure a successful project delivery for all concerned.

Consider the benefits of a sustainable approach, e.g. design for manufacture and early design engagements to fulfil that aim.

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