I am partner in our Real Estate Group and leader of Bird & Bird's UK Construction Group based in London.
As an experienced construction lawyer, I focus on large scale property and infrastructure projects in the UK and internationally.
Today I bring vast experience of the construction world to my client work. Having worked in the UK and the Middle East, my international background includes advising clients on all the construction aspects of major property developments, with particular interest in the convergence of real estate and infrastructure with energy efficiency, IT and telecoms.
I act for real estate investment funds, developers, banks, government bodies and occupiers, offering special expertise in data centres and other mission critical projects, major energy infrastructure projects, and the procurement of complex development projects with the public sector.
Working with my team, I draft and negotiate construction contracts - including building contracts, professional team appointments, warranties, bonds and guarantees - for project sponsors, employers, contractors, developers and funders.
With over ten years' experience in providing specialist construction legal advice on major national and international projects, I'm familiar with all the major standard forms of construction contracts including FIDIC, NEC, and JCT.