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Birketts LLP

PROVIDENCE HOUSE, 141-145 PRINCES STREET, IPSWICH, IP1 1QJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01473 232300
Fax:
Fax 01473 230524
DX:
3206 IPSWICH
Email:
Web:
www.birketts.co.uk

Ruth Sunaway

Tel:
Work 01473 406258
Email:
Birketts LLP

Work Department

Construction

Position

Partner

Career

Ruth joined Birketts in 2005 as a Trainee Solicitor and qualified in 2007. She is a Partner in our Construction Team.

Ruth carries out contentious construction work. She acts for a wide range of clients including employers, developers, main contractors, sub-contractors and professionals. Ruth has extensive experience in high value court claims at the Technology and Construction Court which include defect claims against contractors and/or professionals, delay claims and final account claims. She has also conducted numerous adjudications including enforcing those adjudication decisions through the Courts. She regularly represents clients at mediations whether those are held prior to or once the parties are in the court process. She also acts for clients in arbitrations.

Ruth also acts for clients on a day to day basis before the matter proceeds to court, arbitration or adjudication by providing advice on contractual matters.

Member

Ruth is a member of the Society of Construction Law.


East Anglia: Real estate

Construction

Within: Leading individuals

Ruth Sunaway - 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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