Aurelia Russo

Paralegal

Sectors:

Specialisations:

Construction Contracts, Adjudication, Construction Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Contract Formation
Summary

Aurelia has 2 years’ experience working for local government on public sector construction contracts and disputes. She currently assists on a broad range of construction litigation, adjudication, and mediation matters, in addition to contract review, drafting, and negotiation

Relevant experience includes:
• drafting and issuing professional appointments for affordable housing projects
• assisting in the management of a construction framework agreement of 10 contractors
• assisting in drafting a call-off contract for an NEC-procured school (contract value – £15.4 million)
• reviewing collateral warranties
• advising on public procurement rules and tendering processes
• assisting on multiple adjudications
• reviewing statements of case and drafting witness statements
• managing litigation correspondence and communications
• drafting deeds of variation and deeds of novation
• assisting on the administration of a residual waste framework agreement

Notable cases Aurelia has worked on include:
• Essex County Council v UBB Waste (Essex) Limited [2019] EWHC 819 (TCC) This case concerned a dispute relating to the construction and operation of a waste treatment facility under a 25-year PFI contract.

• Mears Ltd v Costplan Services (South East) Ltd & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 502 – This prominent construction case redefined Practical Completion for the industry.

• Plymouth (Notte Street) Limited v Mears Ltd & Ors – Ongoing litigation to enforce performance of an Agreement for Lease where questions surrounding Practical Completion and defects are still to be clarified by the court.

Aurelia completed her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at King’s College London, and went on to study the accelerated Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, Moorgate.

Highlights:

• Essex County Council v UBB Waste (Essex) Limited [2019] EWHC 819 (TCC) This case concerned a dispute relating to the construction and operation of a waste treatment facility under a 25-year PFI contract.

• Mears Ltd v Costplan Services (South East) Ltd & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 502 – This prominent construction case redefined Practical Completion for the industry.

• Plymouth (Notte Street) Limited v Mears Ltd & Ors – Ongoing litigation to enforce performance of an Agreement for Lease where questions surrounding Practical Completion and defects are still to be clarified by the court.

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