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BLM

PLANTATION PLACE, 30 FENCHURCH STREET, LONDON, EC3M 3BL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7638 2811
Fax:
Fax 020 7920 0361
DX:
14302 MANCHESTER1
Web:
www.blmlaw.com

Keith Lonsdale

Tel:
Work 020 7865 3354
Email:
BLM

Work Department

Construction.

Position

Partner; works on construction-related disputes for engineers, architects, contractors and insurance clients.

Career

Qualified 1991; partner Berryman Lace Mawer 1997 to date.

Member

Society of Construction Law.


London: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

The team at BLM¬†is made up of ‚Äėtrue specialists in professional negligence‚Äô, handling disputes in the property, public, construction, education, legal and financial sectors, among others. It is also noted for claims involving trade unions and regulatory bodies; team head Elliot Pound¬†is advising UNISON and Zurich on a claim concerning employment law advice given in relation to difficulties experienced by Leicestershire County Council relating to the 2015 general election count. Pound is also advising the University of East London and RSA on a claim brought by an international student. Michael Harvey¬†is representing an international insurer which was the victim of a large-scale fraud concerning its involvement in a scheme for solicitors‚Äô professional indemnity insurance. Richard Wilkins¬†defended solicitors accused of making a will which was argued to be invalid for want of capacity, and acted for the Bar Standards Board in a claim by a practising QC disputing its handling of a complaint from another barrister. Martin Jensen¬†is a ‚Äėbrilliant, instinctive lawyer‚Äô, who shows ‚Äėcourage, a very high degree of intelligence and calmness in difficult circumstances‚Äô, and Alex Traill¬†is ‚Äėsensitive to the requirements of all stakeholders, while being technically very thorough‚Äô. Keith Lonsdale¬†and Michael Salau¬†specialise in construction sector mandates. Ross Baker¬†is also recommended, as are associates Genevi√®ve Rich, Andrew Layton-Morris¬†and¬†Katherine Heath. Peter Stockill¬†joined Penningtons Manches LLP¬†in 2018, and Charlotte Capstick left the firm.

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London: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

Beale & Company Solicitors LLP¬†is a specialist international construction practice with a good reputation for advising the supplier side of the industry. Sheena Sood¬†heads the team, with clients including Arup Group Limited; Association for Consultancy and Engineering; Mott MacDonald; Colas; NIRAS; Aecom; WSP; BAM Nuttall; WYG; and Atkins. Will Buckby¬†and Antony Smith¬†are also key contacts. Recent work involved representing contractors on large-scale, complex matters within the infrastructure and power sectors. Michael Salau,¬†the ‚Äėcalm, sensible and unruffled‚Äô Keith Lonsdale¬† and ‚Äėtechnically strong‚Äô associate¬† Chris Bates¬†joined the team in December 2018 from BLM.

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