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David Jones

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David is a Partner in our litigation and dispute management group and is a dual qualified lawyer and civil engineer.  He specialises in advising on non-contentious construction and engineering matters and has acted for public, private and utility company employers as well as consultants, contractors and funders in construction projects including PFI schemes.  He also advises on mechanical & electrical, process plant and infrastructure contracts.  David is experienced in the full range of standard form construction contracts including JCT, ICE, MF/1 and IChemE forms and is a particular specialist in advising on the NEC suite of contracts.  He also has significant experience of drafting bespoke agreements including complex alliancing and framework arrangements, particularly in the water and gas utilities sectors.

His recent experience includes: acting as construction adviser to Anglian Water in relation to their current five year £1 Billion capital investment programme for the procurement of water and wastewater infrastructure; acting for National Grid Gas in the procurement of their gas distribution pipeline and electricity transmission alliance agreements; acting for the employer in procuring the Coventry Arena regeneration project, including the new Coventry City Football Club stadium.

David worked for ten years in the construction industry prior to converting to become a solicitor and is a Chartered Civil Engineer.




West Midlands: Projects, energy and natural resources


Within: Energy

The energy team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP handles contentious and non-contentious matters relating to planning, development and corporate transactions in the water, gas and electricity sectors, and of late has been taking on more work for institutional investors. UK head of water David Jones focuses on the energy and water infrastructure sectors in relation to construction and engineering procurement.

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West Midlands: Real estate


Within: Construction

The Birmingham construction team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is well known for handling heavyweight energy, infrastructure and utility projects. Focusing on non-contentious work, the 'brilliant' Peter Scurlock and the 'technical' David Jones advise infrastructure owners and utility companies on the drafting of framework agreements as well as the negotiation of construction contracts and professional appointments. Another area of expertise for the firm is commercial development.

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