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Birketts LLP

BRIERLY PLACE, NEW LONDON ROAD, CHELMSFORD, CM2 0AP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01245 211211
Fax:
Fax 01245 354764
DX:
89703 CHELMSFORD-2
Email:
Web:
www.birketts.co.uk
Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich

Andrew Rush

Tel:
Work 01245 211326
Email:
Birketts LLP

Work Department

Construction

Position

Partner

Career

Andrew joined Birketts in 2005. He is a Partner and Head of our Construction and Engineering Team.

Andrew specialises in all aspects of construction law. He has experience in both non-contentious drafting and the management of disputes. He advises on all the construction aspects of property transactions and is familiar with all standard forms (JCT, ICE, NEC, GC/Works, ACE, RIBA, RICS) as well as regularly drafting and negotiating bespoke appointments and contracts. Andrew acts for a variety of clients including funders, developers, public sector bodies, contractors and sub-contractors on all forms of dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration and adjudication).

Education

Andrew began his career as a chartered civil engineer and member of the Institute of Civil Engineers. He re-trained with a leading international legal practice before joining Birketts. Andrew has a masters degree in Construction Law and Arbitration from Kings College.


East Anglia: Real estate

Construction

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Rush - Birketts LLP

Within: Construction

'One of the best regional firms in construction',¬†Birketts LLP's construction practice is ‚Äėvery commercial and is always prepared to offer options‚Äė.¬†Andrew Rush¬†in Ipswich leads the practice and is praised for his 'no-nonsense approach'; he recently handled a contentious matter for a well-known housebuilder arising from defects in a property. Leading light Ruth Sunaway¬†is 'a standout lawyer in construction - she manages to strike the right balance between attack and commercial sense'. In Cambridge, Stefan Harris-Wright¬†¬†and associate Rory Abel¬†¬†are ‚Äėvery responsive and easy to deal with; they take control of situations and are not afraid to take difficult decisions and have difficult conversations'. Harris-Wright advised¬†Inspired Impact House Limited on the construction of 235 apartments at a site in Croydon. Senior associates¬†Oli Worth¬†and Josh Ripman¬†¬†and associate Hanna McNab¬†¬†are 'on course for very successful careers', according to counsel. Construction dispute resolution executive¬†Dan Leno¬†is 'well-known, respected and continues to attract good work'.

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South East: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

Clients consider Birketts LLP to field 'a City-quality construction team at regional prices - its lawyers are very friendly, hardworking and know how to get the best result for the client'. Andrew Rush (who has 'a no-nonsense approach and is very well liked') heads the practice, which includes Ruth Sunaway ('a standout construction lawyer who strikes the right balance between attack and commercial sense'). Rush and Sunaway have extensive track records handling litigation, arbitration and adjudication for, with Sunaway regularly acting in high-value claims before the Technology and Construction Court. Recent work includes defending Wilson Properties in an adjudication commenced by Hutton Construction. Senior associate Carolyn Porter handles a range of contentious and non-contentious construction matters.

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