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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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

Kevin Forsyth

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Real estate and construction; construction, engineering and projects.


Kevin is a specialist construction lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience advising developers, major construction companies, construction professionals and insurers in relation to projects both in the UK and internationally. He advises clients across the full range of services, from procurement through project advisory to dispute management advice. His disputes experience covers all of the principal forms common to the industry, including mediation, expert determination, adjudication, arbitration and litigation. Kevin is experienced in advising on both standard and bespoke forms of building and engineering contracts, professional appointments and warranties. He is also a regular speaker on topical industry issues at construction conferences and seminars. Experience: representing consulting engineers and their professional indemnity insurers in defending a £20m High Court claim relating to defects in the refurbishment of a major London hotel; representing a developer in High Court proceedings, successfully pursuing a claim against a surety company for the recovery of sums due under a performance bond arising from a hotel project; advising a major international contractor on multiple delay, disruption and defects issues arising from a prestigious central London mixed-use scheme (public and commercial offices); representing a global data centre company in pursuing multimillion-pound claims against a design and build contractor relating to the power upgrade of its London facility.

London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Power (including electricity and renewables)

Within: Power (including electricity and renewables)

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP 's Chris Putt has a strong track record in domestic and international corporate finance transactions; he jointly heads the power outfit with David Berry who specialises in corporate and commercial mandates such as joint ventures, outsourcing and long-term commercial relationships. The Energy Technologies Institute instructed the group to oversee the funding, design, build, testing and commercialisation of a waste gasification plant in partnership with a co-funding technology provider, and Berry acted for Bellway Homes in its negotiation of an ESA with Engie to operate a district heating system for a residence connected to the biomass-fuelled combined heating and power plant. Kevin Forsyth renewed the entire operation and maintenance agreements for the next ten years on behalf of the owning consortium and operator of a major offshore wind farm. Other notable partners  include Tim Ball and construction expert David Savage .

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