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Jules Harbage

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Work +44 (0)113 283 4444
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Web:
www.walkermorris.co.uk 
Walker Morris LLP

Work Department

Construction & Engineering

Position

Partner

Career

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's expertise is focused around waste matters, including energy-from-waste projects, anaerobic digestion matters and bio-resources projects. The group's clients span public sector bodies, utilities and project companies, developers, technology providers, subcontractors and funders. David Kilduff and Ben Sheppard jointly lead the group; Kilduff focuses on project work and Sheppard handles energy-from-waste matters. Gwendoline Davies is the key name for contentious work, Jules Harbage handles construction-related matters and Judith Pike focuses on real estate issues.

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Infrastructure

Within: Infrastructure

Walker Morris LLP fields practitioners from multiple departments to handle matters in the rail, highways, energy, waste, utilities, education, leisure and telecoms sectors. Clients include local authorities, utility companies, power companies, developers, constructors, technology providers and funders. David Kilduff jointly leads the group with energy-from-waste project specialist Ben Sheppard; Gwendoline Davies focuses on contentious work, Jules Harbage handles construction matters and Judith Pike specialises in funding energy sector work.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Public sector

Education

Within: Education

Walker Morris LLP assists schools and further education institutions at a national level with the full spectrum of issues including commercial contracts, governance issues, employment work, real estate developments and litigation. David Smedley and Jules Harbage jointly lead the practice; Smedley focuses on employment and industrial relations work and Harbage handles contentious and non-contentious construction matters.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

Walker Morris LLP's client base spans listed companies, local authorities, education providers, developers, contractors and consultants, which the team advises on contentious and non-contentious issues at a national and increasingly international level. Martin Scott leads the department and focuses on construction disputes, Tom Peel is active across the full spectrum of work, Jules Harbage handles energy projects, and senior associate Carly Thorpe is also a key name to note. Former director Joanne McNamara left in early 2018 for an in-house role at Home Group, but the team was subsequently boosted by the promotion of Paul Hargreaves and Dan Lyon to the partnership.

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