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Recent highlights for Bond Dickinson LLP’s practice include acting for an educational institution on negotiating the terms of an architect and lead consultant’s appointment for a new building project. Simon Lewis leads the team and is recommended for his construction litigation strengths, and Simon Rowland is recommended for his ‘pragmatic approach and sound interpretations’.

DAC Beachcroft LLP attracts praise for its ‘excellent quality of work and timely delivery’. Roddy Gordon, Warren Kemp and James Harrison lead the team, which acts for a range of clients including contractors, insurers, house builders and public sector bodies.

Muckle LLP recently advised Muse Developments Limited on the first stage of the redevelopment of South Shields town centre. Keith Bishop leads the team, which includes Robert Langley, who is rated for his ‘superb knowledge of construction law’, and associate Adam Aston, who attracts praise for his ‘commercial awareness and appropriate advice’.

Ward Hadaway recently advised Hitachi Transport System Europe on a project to design and construct a logistics facility for Nissan’s Sunderland plant. Tim Craig has taken up the role of team head following Ralph Wrighton’s retirement.

Eversheds LLP’s practice is led by the ‘excellentMary Anne Roff, whose ‘combination of strategic nous and great attention to detail inspires confidence’. Lucy Frith also attracts praise for her ‘great eye for detail and ability to see the wider picture’. Clients include Severn Trent Water, RWE Innogy and Teesside Windfarm.

Sintons LLP’s construction practice is led by Graeme Ritzema, who regularly advises Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and which includes associates Kevin Anderson and Alex Rayner. Recent mandates include assisting a large regional care home developer with its construction contracts.

Richard Palmer leads Watson Burton LLP’s practice, which regularly acts for architects, engineers, contractors and project managers. Sarah Wilson is also recommended.

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