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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

Simon Wain

Tel:
Work 03700 864122
Email:
Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Construction.

Position

A partner in Shoosmiths' construction and engineering team, Simon advises on all forms of construction and engineering contracts and dispute resolution, including acting for a client in £20million dispute in TCC, drafting contracts for construction of a £300m bio-ethanol plant and £80m rail depots, handling adjudications and litigation.

Career

Trained Wansbroughs Willey Hargrave (now Beachcroft); qualified 1992; Beachcroft, Bristol 1992-96; Wragge & Co, Birmingham 1996-2004; Wright Hassall, Leamington 2004-06; partner Shoosmiths 2011 to date.

Education

Magdalen College School, Oxford; Wadham College, Oxford (1987 MA Politics, Philosophy); Birmingham Polytechnic (1990 CPE and LSF).

Leisure

Sport, particularly running marathons/half marathons and watching sport, particularly rugby (Moseley Rugby Club), reading.


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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