Laughlan Steer

Senior Associate

Sectors:

Specialisations:

Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Collateral Warranties, Dispute Resolution, Seminars & Training, Energy & Renewables, Infrastructure, Professional Appointments, Rights To Light
Summary

Laughlan’s experience spans both non-contentious and contentious construction matters

Prior to becoming a solicitor, he worked client-side for rail and infrastructure company Cracknore Kilbride Group

Laughlan advises an array of clients, including employers, architects, contractors and sub-contractors. He particularly enjoys providing assistance to clients in scenarios of power imbalance

Laughlan is experienced in the preparation, review and negotiation of contract amendments and ancillary documents, including consultants’ appointments and collateral warranties. His non-contentious construction experience includes advising on:
• Several national homebuilders’ projects including essential housing
• Student accommodation
• High value domestic renovations
• Renewable energy site acquisition and development

Laughlan regularly advises on disputes relating to defects, delays and final account valuations in both adjudications and litigation (including enforcement proceedings). He has also acted in a number of successful mediations. Laughlan has advised on disputes in respect of the following:
• Renovations of the Dorchester and Royal Garden Hotels
• Sanitary facilities and baggage handling system at Gatwick Airport
• Steel package at The Scalpel (52 Lime Street)
• Renovation of a Surrey golf club
• Construction of a food processing plant in central London
• Combined Heat and Power Plant at a leading university

Laughlan frequently contributes articles on construction law to trade publications and our website, and regularly provides training and seminars to clients and construction industry professionals

 

Highlights:

Winning three parallel Adjudications and enjoying an excellent lunch at the loser’s premises

Obtaining several significant awards in circumstances that appeared unwinnable

Recommendations:

“Excellent. He took detailed instructions and swiftly got to the root of the matter in addition to making valuable observations on the surrounding issues”

“Laughlan was always available to provide succinct advice that took into account both the immediate legal and wider commercial context”

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