I’ve always been fascinated by the building industry and its ability to positively impact on people and society. Construction law also has a blend of contentious and transactional elements and can be particularly technical and challenging.
I work with private individuals, developers, contractors and sub-contractors who are working in the construction and engineering sector. If you need help navigating your contract, I’ll advise you on any potential risks and I also help to resolve disputes in a commercially focused and pragmatic way.
I’m extremely dedicated to getting the results my clients want, whether that’s dealing with highly complex and detailed matters or more simple, transactional cases. I never lose sight of the bigger picture and work hard to reach solutions which are both commercially beneficial and cost-effective.
In my spare time I like travelling, reading, hiking and rock climbing. I also enjoy football and I’m an Aston Villa season ticket holder.
Know your contract.
Make sure you comply with the payment provisions in the contract.
Get legal advice early – it can help to resolve issues before formal dispute resolution procedures like adjudication or litigation are initiated by either party.
Should I adjudicate/issue proceedings?
This very much depends on the facts of the case, including the merits of the respective positions and the sums involved in the dispute.
How can I best protect my position against commercial risk?
This depends on the facts involved but if you can, then enter into a contract on commercially beneficial terms, ensuring that all parties that are expected to enter into collateral warranties have actually done so.