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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

David Savage

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Charities and not-for-profit, energy and natural resources, private wealth, real estate and construction, sport; construction, engineering and projects, litigation and dispute resolution.


David is head of construction, engineering and projects at Charles Russell Speechlys. He advises employers, contractors and consultants on a wide range of building and civil engineering matters, both domestically and internationally. David has wide experience of working on the various forms of standard conditions such as JCT, ICE, NEC, MF/1, IChemE and FIDIC, as well as numerous bespoke forms of construction contract. He advises on the full scope of construction issues, ranging from procurement/contract strategies through to dispute avoidance/resolution. In his international work, David is particularly focused on the Middle East region, working closely with Charles Russell Speechlys’ Manama and Doha offices, to which he is a regular visitor. He has delivered training on FIDIC contracts in both the UK and the MENA region. He also advises the firm’s private clients on high-value residential construction projects.


Before practising as a solicitor, David worked in the oil and gas industry and then the construction Bar in London. He has had articles and commentary published in ‘Building and Construction News’ and is an editor of ‘Partnering and Collaborative Working’ (published by Informa Professional) and a contributing author of ‘E-commerce: A Guide to the Law of Electronic Business’ (published by Butterworths).

South East: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

The lawyers in Charles Russell Speechlys LLP's largely claimant-based practice frequently litigate claims against city-based insurers and within the accountancy and financial services sector. Stephen Burns and David Savage are crucial figures in the team and have recently acted for Icon 1992 in a dispute against an insurance broker pertaining to the recovery of sums. Duncan Elson is another name to note, and has vast expertise in trust and estate-based litigation.

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South East: Real estate


Within: Leading individuals

David Savage - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Within: Construction

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP's team 'does not disappoint', as is reflected by it generating work from construction sector clients, as well as those active in the healthcare, transport, energy, education and not-for-profit arenas. Practice head David Savage, who is dual-qualified as a solicitor and barrister, is knowledgeable about the gamut of construction issues; he advises on matters arising from the earliest procurement strategy discussions through to dispute avoidance/resolution, the close out of major final accounts. Recently promoted partner Andrew Keeley advises on construction and engineering contracts for commercial and prime residential projects, as well as professional negligence claims.

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