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Jules Harbage

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Walker Morris LLP

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Construction & Engineering

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Partner

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Jules is recognised for his expertise on contracts and disputes for both public and private sector clients. He is particularly skilled in drafting and negotiating building contracts, particularly the JCT and NEC forms for a wide range of projects, from a basement swimming pool for a luxury house in London, to new leisure facilities for a Council. Jules also advises on all forms of dispute resolution, including adjudication, litigation, arbitration, expert determination and mediation. He acts for developers, contractors, subcontractors, consultants and funders.

Jules has developed particular experience in the energy sector, and is part of the Renewables, Energy & Resources Group. He has drafted and negotiated EPC and EPCM contracts, and is familiar with both FIDIC and IChemE forms of contract.

In Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession Jules is noted as being “extremely thorough, knowledgeable and approachable with a very good and deep understanding of construction law.”


Yorkshire and the Humber: Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI)

Energy

Within: Energy

Walker Morris LLP is ‘a leader in the market for energy-from-waste projects’ through the experience of ‘incredible professionalBen Sheppard. Sheppard’s recent work includes advising MVV Environment Services on a residual waste treatment project with Dundee Council and Angus Council, acting for Associated Waste Management on an energy-from-waste project with Bradford Metropolitan District Council and assisting Michaelis Systems with multiple contracts relating to an Isle of Wight energy-from-waste project. David Kilduff leads the practice, Gwendoline Davies handles energy sector disputes, Jules Harbage is noted for his construction expertise and Judith Pike advises on real estate work in the energy space. Sustainable Development Capital, Northern Hydropower and Barn Energy are also clients. Elizabeth Wood moved in-house.

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Infrastructure

Within: Infrastructure

Walker Morris LLP’s ‘in-depth knowledge of the legal issues at hand makes it incredibly commercial’ and its ‘thorough, approachable and practical team is a clear choice for clients’. David Kilduff leads the group and clients also praise the ‘excellentBen Sheppard; Kilduff handles infrastructure and public sector projects and Sheppard is a key name for energy-from-waste matters. Recent mandates include advising Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council on The Glass Works Scheme, which is a two stage urban regeneration project; acting for Watford Health Campus Partnership on a scheme of commercial units, residential houses and the related infrastructure, and assisting Abu Dhabi United Group with the New Islington mixed-use regeneration in Manchester. Construction expert Jules Harbage is ‘very impressive and able to communicate in a straightforward and understandable way’ and Gwendoline Davies handles contentious matters. Director Victoria Bradley joined from Addleshaw Goddard.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

‘A highly respected team in the industry with a reputation to match’, Walker Morris LLP’s ‘first-rate, top-notch and outstanding practice is in a league of its own’. Department head Martin Scott, who has ‘excellent commercial nous’, focuses on construction litigation; Tom Peel is ‘trusted as a safe pair of hands’ and advises on contentious and non-contentious mandates, Jules Harbage specialises in energy and engineering work, director Joanne McNamara handles student accommodation projects, and senior associate Carly Thorpe ‘has an exceptional ability to analyse the options available and find a way through difficult negotiations’. Starbucks and Drax Power Station are clients; Harbage advised the latter on the construction, installation and commissioning of a cold reheat pressure reduction system. Other highlights include Harbage assisting the Homes and Communities Agency with two residential developments in Kent, and Scott representing 99 owners of 160 apartments in litigation relating to a failed residential development in Bradford.

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