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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Peter Scurlock

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Peter is a partner in our litigation and dispute management practice group. He specialises in non-contentious construction and engineering work, advising clients on procurement strategy and contract issues. Peter has considerable experience in advising on major engineering and construction projects and is experienced in using all of the major contract forms, including the FIDIC, JCT, NEC, MF/1 and IChemE forms as well as bespoke framework and alliancing agreements.

Peter's recent experience includes:

  • advising RWE Npower on four onshore wind farm projects, including Little Cheyne Court, and the major new offshore project at Gwynt-y-Mor;
  • advising National Grid on a major new emissions reduction contract and several pipeline installation contracts;
  • acting for RWE Npower in relation to  the development of a CHP plant;
  • acting for Centrica in relation to a major offshore wind farm project;
  • advising Severn Trent on biomass and wind projects;
  • and acting for Hammerson plc in relation to a series of retail park developments.

Peter has recently advised Birmingham International Airport in relation to the extension of Terminals One and Two and has prepared bespoke construction contracts for Centrica, Mitchells & Butler, Taylor Woodrow and Wilson Bowden. He has also acted as the lead construction advisor in relation to the flagship Mailbox and Fort Dunlop developments in Birmingham.

Peter is recognised in both Chambers and Legal 500 and recently won the Solicitor of the Year Award at the Birmingham Law Society Awards.

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Peter Scurlock - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is ‘aware of all the current issues contractors face in entering building contracts and adept at handling negotiations to reach a suitable point to allow projects to proceed’. David Jones, working with the firm’s Manchester office, continues to advise Severn Trent Water and Dee Valley Water on creating a new framework agreement for procuring water treatment plants and pipe networks. Jones also advises Network Rail on a proposed people mover connecting Luton Airport Parkway railway station to Luton Airport 2km away. Peter Scurlock continues to advise NNB Generation Company, a subsidiary of EDF Energy, on several contracting packages for the Hinkley Point C project, including the construction of several marine tunnels required to cool the reactor. He also advises Lynemouth Power on the conversion of the eponymous coal-fired power station to biomass wood pellets, but away from energy also advised Nikal on procuring 600 apartments across three buildings as part of the Exchange Square development in central Birmingham. Formerly a principal associate at the firm, Michael Shires is now Head of Legal at Hill & Smith Holdings.

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