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Browne Jacobson LLP’s ‘very knowledgeable, experienced, responsive and thorough’ team advises public and private sector clients including Morgan Sindall, Sir Robert McAlpine, Willmott Dixon and Crown Commercial Services. Highlights included advising Serco Leisure Operating Limited on the design and build contracts related to its procurement of a series of leisure facilities across the UK. Tim Claremont leads the team, which includes contentious specialist Peter Westlake.

New clients wins for Freeths’ construction practice include GF Tomlinson Group and County Durham and Darlington NHS Trust. They join an impressive client roster that includes Tarmac, Novartis, Midland Highways Alliance and Aldi. The practice recently advised Aldi on the construction of several regional distribution centres in the UK and Ireland. Chris Holwell led on that matter and also assisted London Luton Airport on a major expansion to the airport’s terminal building. Litigation experts Guy Berwick and Amy Morley are also recommended.

Shakespeare Martineau LLP’s construction practice handles contentious and non-contentious matters for a wide-ranging client base including Paragon Property Development Company Limited and Lloyds Bank. Recent highlights for Mattioli Woods include advising on the forward funding purchase of the client’s new headquarters. Construction head Alex Smith led on that matter.

James Coppinger heads Buckles Solicitors LLP’s construction and engineering team, which specialises in social housing, engineering and renewable energy matters, and which has experienced an increase in student accommodation developments for clients including Empiric Student Property.

Howes Percival LLP is experienced in contentious and non-contentious matters in the construction area. Leicester-based practice head Pam Allardice specialises in contentious insolvency matters and recently represented Fargain Developments on a building contract dispute in connection with a luxury residential property.

Nelsons Solicitors Limited’s team is now led by litigator Simon Trees following the departure of former department head Deborah Ritchie to Knights Professional Services Limited. Trees recently represented Twintec in a multi-party construction dispute.

At Wilkin Chapman LLP, Piet van Gelder splits his time between the firm’s Grimsby and Lincoln office and focuses on contentious matters with a renewable energy element.

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  • Parking rights: here to stay? Consent might be the surprising answer 

    In the field of the acquisition of easements by prescription, little has caused more consternation over the last decade or so than the question of whether a right to park cars can be acquired by twenty years user as of right. The types of property capable of being adversely affected range from individual residential units all the way up to major development sites. The establishment of such a right can have a devastating impact on the value of the burdened land.

    - Falcon Chambers

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