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DAC Beachcroft LLP

WELBAR CENTRAL, 36 GALLOWGATE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 4TD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0191 404 4000
Fax:
Fax 0191 404 4100
DX:
631035 NEWCASTLE U TYNE
Email:
Web:
www.dacbeachcroft.com

Warren Kemp

Tel:
Work 0191 404 4037
Email:
DAC BEACHCROFT LLP

Work Department

Construction and engineering.

Position

Warren specialises in the construction and engineering sector advising contractors, construction professionals, subcontractors, employers and institutions. Warren has extensive experience advising clients on all aspects of dispute resolution including giving strategic project advice and in pursuing/defending High Court litigation, arbitrations, adjudications and mediations. Warren is also very experienced in providing non-contentious client support including contract drafting. Warren advises domestically and internationally on commercial, public, infrastructure, oil and gas, rail, road, residential, power, health, education and defence projects.

Career

Paralegal Watson Burton LLP 1999-2000; trainee solicitor 2000-02; solicitor 2002-06; associate 2006-09; partner 2009-13; partner DAC Beachcroft LLP November 2013-present.

Member

Law Society; Society of Construction Law.

Education

LLB (Hons) – Durham University (1997); Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice – Northumbria University (1999).

Leisure

Football, rugby, reading, walking, cooking.


North: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

DAC Beachcroft LLP fields a ‘heavyweight’ team of ‘real specialists’, who are praised for their ‘excellent technical and commercial knowledge’. Providing ‘good value for money’, the team frequently acts for insurers, property and construction sector professionals and financial institutions, in claims against accountants, independent financial advisers, auditors and tax advisers. In recent work, the team defended Liberty Mutual, a firm of insurance brokers, in  a claim brought by the operator of a waste recycling plant concerning allegations that it received unsuitable insurance policy advice, and acted for First Title, a UK regulated insurer, in pursuing a loss of chance claim against a firm of solicitors following an aborted personal injury claim. Key individuals include Paul Davison, construction and engineering specialist Warren Kemp and Helen Ager.

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North: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

DAC Beachcroft LLP's ‘excellent’ and ‘commercially minded’ team ‘inspires confidence’ with its ‘prompt and effective advice’, and for its ability to ‘deliver expert advice within extremely challenging time frames and on particularly complex projects’. The team handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious construction work for an equally diverse client base consisting of housebuilders, insurance companies, public sector clients, contractors and renewable energy companies. On the non-contentious side, James Harrison (who ‘provides sound and practical advice in a user-friendly manner’) routinely assists clients with all forms of build contracts, supply chain contracts and ancillary documentation; he recently advised the LTE Group on a number of projects including the refurbishment of existing buildings, a new build at its existing Openshaw campus site and a campus development. Warren Kemp (an ‘excellent adviser and litigator’) is the main contact for contentious work. Roddy Gordon and Stephen McLellan are other key members of the team.

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