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Shoosmiths LLP

2 COLMORE SQUARE, 38 COLMORE CIRCUS QUEENSWAY, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6BJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 864000
Fax:
Fax 08700 864001
DX:
701863 BIRMINGHAM-6
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Ian Yule

Tel:
Work 03700 86 4088
Email:
Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Real Estate (Construction)

Position

Ian is a construction lawyer with some 25 years' experience. He has advised on various large projects, with a particular emphasis on power stations and process plants. His wide experience means that he is well-equipped to guide employers, contractors and consultants through the construction phase and beyond. He is experienced in adjudication and all other form of dispute resolution. He has been ranked in the legal directories for many years. Legal 500 describes him as a “tremendous asset as an adviser and litigator”.

His recent experience includes:

  • Acting for a substantial contractor on a time and money claim, in which a multi-million pound sum was awarded in adjudication
  • Guiding a university through a lengthy dispute with its FM contractor
  • Advising a project management company on a complex High Court claim
  • Acting for a health sector developer in an extension of time adjudication
  • Defending a sub-contractor in an arbitration that was then resolved by mediation

 

Career

Ian joined Shoosmiths’ construction and engineering team in 2017 having previously been a partner at Wragge and Co (now Gowling WLG) for 10 years.

Member

Ian is a regional organiser for the Society of Construction Law in Birmingham, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors, and a member of the Technology and Construction Court Solicitor’s Association (Tecsa). He writes regularly in “Building” magazine.


West Midlands: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

Shoosmiths LLP, for some, ‘sets the bar, providing an unrivalled service in a competitive marketplace’. In the ‘strong contentious team’,  Simon Wain and Stephen Belshaw are key partners for construction disputes, as is Ian Yule , who ‘has a technical background which is most helpful in analysing and preparing claims and witnesses, which he does exceptionally well’. Turning to transactional work, Patrick Garner and senior associate Andrew Outram, who ‘can decipher complex legal jargon into an understandable format with a common-sense response’, advised IM Properties on the construction elements of the redevelopment of 55 Colmore Row, which included the addition of two floors. Formerly a senior associate at the firm, Paul Scott is now a legal director at Gateley Plc.

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