Our Construction Team

Construction Specialists

We have a team who understand the pressures our clients operate under in the construction industry both nationally and globally. We strive to provide clear, practical and innovative commercial advice and solutions to both private and public sector clients on all type of projects and construction related matters, whether in relation to large scale projects or disputes involving factual and complex contractual issues or to minor works.

Most of our team are dual-qualified – Solicitors and Barristers from a technical background (Chartered Surveyors, Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers, Construction Managers, Architects and Engineers) – and have first-hand experience of the challenges faced by our clients and know how to help overcome them. From inception to the completion of any project, we offer advice across a range of legal disciplines.

Our clients have found our understanding of the many standard forms of contracts to be invaluable and a number of our team are recognised experts on the many standard forms of contract used including JCT, NEC Engineering and Construction Contract and the ICE, lecturing regularly both nationally and internationally.

Richard Silver
Senior Partner

Ryland Ash
Managing Partner

Sarah Shemmings
Consultant Solicitor

Henry Hathaway

Jonathan Sharp
Consultant Solicitor

Laughlan Steer
Senior Associate

Harriet Butterfield

Harriet Butterfield
Consultant Barrister

Jack Swadling
Associate Solicitor

Sabra Farmand
Trainee Solicitor

Brandon Silver
Trainee Solicitor

Julian Holloway
Consultant Solicitor

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At seminars and training sessions, you are welcome to take away the materials provided. However, please note that attendance and receipt of any materials during the course of a seminar or training session shall not constitute legal advice and no lawyer-client relationship is created by attendance or receipt of any information, be it in printed form, electronic or any other medium, including verbal.

No answer to a question at a seminar or training session constitutes legal advice and no lawyer-client relationship is created between any person, including an individual or company asking the question and the person answering it. Where appropriate, you should consult a lawyer for legal advice and this firm would be happy to assist in that regard.

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