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Cripps LLP

NUMBER 22, MOUNT EPHRAIM, TUNBRIDGE WELLS, TN4 8AS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01892 515121
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Fax 01892 544878
DX:
3954 TUNBRIDGE WELLS
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www.cripps.co.uk
London EC4R, London SW3, Tunbridge Wells, West Malling

James Lee

Tel:
Work 01892 506362
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Cripps LLP

Work Department

Construction

Position

James is a partner in our construction and engineering group specialising in non-contentious construction law.  His practice normally centres on advising employer clients including large institutional investors, shopping centres, developers, central Government departments, local authorities and affordable housing providers, but can provide advice to any party at any point of the supply chain, including contractors, professional consultants and sub-contractors.  His expertise includes advising on all forms of building and engineering contract, bespoke development agreements, consultant appointments, sub-contracts, collateral warranties and project finance documentation.

Career

Trained at Cripps LLP; qualified 2005; promoted to Managing Associate 2015; promoted to Partner 2017.

Member

Society of Construction Law; Forum for the Built Environment

Education

University of Warwick (Law degree: 1998 - 2001 (2:1)); College of Law (LPC: 2002 - 2003 (Distinction))


South East: Public sector

Local government

Within: Next generation lawyers

James Lee - Cripps LLP

Within: Local government

Cripps LLP's local government practice has wide-ranging expertise covering real estate acquisitions and disposals, development work including planning, environmental and construction matters, and public sector procurement, among other areas. James Lee is continuing to lead the advice to Slough Borough Council on the £1bn urban regeneration project in Slough, which involved a library and football stadium, as well as housing and community projects. Other recent highlights include acting for Eastbourne Borough Council on the acquisition and redevelopment of Hampden retail park, and representing Canterbury City Council in Employment Tribunal proceedings arising from claims for unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal. Miles Paffard, which includes James Lee, who has a strong track record handling development and regeneration projects, and Jason Towell.

Cripps LLP's local government practice has wide-ranging expertise covering real estate acquisitions and disposals, development work including planning, environmental and construction matters, and public sector procurement, among other areas. James Lee is continuing to lead the advice to Slough Borough Council on the £1bn urban regeneration project in Slough, which involved a library and football stadium, as well as housing and community projects. Other recent highlights include acting for Eastbourne Borough Council on the acquisition and redevelopment of Hampden retail park, and representing Canterbury City Council in Employment Tribunal proceedings arising from claims for unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal. Miles Paffard, which includes James Lee, who has a strong track record handling development and regeneration projects, and Jason Towell.

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South East: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

Cripps LLP fields a 'professional and well-resourced' construction practice that handles the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious construction matters, with an emphasis on regeneration and urban renewal projects. In an illustration of its track record in major regeneration projects, the practice is continuing to act for Slough Borough Council on the £1bn regeneration of Slough, which involves a £27m library, an £8m football stadium for Slough Town FC, and most recently four new leisure centres, the refurbishment of a number of schools and several housing and infrastructure developments. Other highlights included assisting the English National Ballet with the relocation of its headquarters to London City Island, which involved negotiating the construction documents relating to the fit-out of the new HQ; and acting for Kato Kagaku Co on the refurbishment of the Aldwych Quarter in London, for which Andrew Harbourne led the team handling the completion of the appointment and construction documentation for the work on the north west wing in 2017. James Lee heads the practice and is 'a great construction lawyer who offers practical and commercial advice in a timely manner, and achieves a good balance between protecting the client's interests and commercial acceptability'. Contentious construction expert Nitej Davda is also recommended.

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