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Tom Douglas

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Tom is an principal associate in our construction and engineering team. He specialises in both non-contentious and contentious construction work for a wide variety of clients including central government, local authorities, funders, developers, higher and further education providers, and contractors.

Tom's recent experience includes: acting for central government bodies in connection with a number of significant transport infrastructure projects; acting for highways authorities in developing framework agreements for highways works; advising on legacy projects across the Olympic Park; acting for a developer in the leisure sector on the development of a major new leisure facility; acting for a university in connection with the construction of a major new building incorporating a large auditorium, teaching space and offices; acting for a pension fund in connection with its portfolio of nationwide property assets and associated development projects; and advising a number of funders in relation to lending for a number of development projects.

Tom's experience also includes acting for funders, project sponsors and special purpose vehicles in connection with PFI/PPP schemes in the: hospital, housing, student accommodation and road sectors.


Principal Associate


French: Competent

East Anglia: Real estate


Within: Construction

The East Anglian offices of Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP are home to key members of the firm's national construction team including Dominic Lacey in Ipswich. Lacey leads the firm's national transport practice and plays a key role in complex infrastructure projects on behalf of developers. He recently acted for the Government of Rwanda in an $800m project to develop a greenfield airport, which required a novel, two-stage FIDIC engineering, procurement and construction contract. He also assisted Legal & General Senior Living Limited with construction aspects of its £40m development of two senior living villages in Warwick and Cheshire. Principal associate Tom Douglas is an expert in complex drafting and infrastructure procurement for projects in the transport sector. He worked closely with Lacey on a project for Brunel University London, which involved framework agreements to cover all aspects of the client's construction and engineering work. For the same client, they handled the procurement of an architect for the construction of a new, state-of-the-art learning and teaching centre at the centre of its Uxbridge campus. Litigator and principal associate Catherine Andrews is recommended for contentious matters. Principal associate Patrick Cooney plays a key role in the firm's relationship with High Speed Two (HS2) Limited, which the practice supports in the development of UK rail infrastructure. Clients also recommend associate Lauren Topper.

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