Hall Of Fame

Construction in South West

Bevan Brittan LLP

Praised for its ‘embedded understanding of construction matters’, Bevan Brittan LLP‘s wide-ranging practice covers PFI disputes, housing-led regeneration projects and construction projects for NHS Trusts and health bodies, including a number of new build hospitals. The team’s traditional public sector strength is increasingly complemented by work for national contractors from the private sector. PFI disputes specialist Louise Robling and highways infrastructure expert Jonathan Turner co-lead the team. Nathan Bradberry is well versed in infrastructure matters – particularly in the energy and waste management sectors. Jake Stacey is also a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Louise Robling; Jonathan Turner

Other key lawyers:

Nathan Bradberry; Jake Stacey



‘Expertise in complex legal claims, providing clear guidance in progressing matters forward.’

‘Louise Robling is an expert in providing technical legal guidance, claims advice, and support in driving forward a number of external cladding claims.’

‘Recently was the first time I had worked with BB. They were friendly, quickly developed a team mentality, were proactive, and had obviously sought to, and had developed, a rapport and trust with the client.’

‘A joy to work with.’

‘Bevan Brittan has an embedded understanding of construction matters and particularly how construction defects and contracts are handled within the public sector.’

‘Louise Robling and Judith Hopper are exceptional partners. It is clearly the culture at Bevan Brittan to navigate complex problems with clients and keep the client totally reassured that matters are in hand.’

‘Jake Stacey and Katie Harris are very communicative and engaged, which helped with the nuances of the argument being formed for an adjudication and certainly supported a positive outcome.’


Key clients

Places for People Group

Network Homes

Peabody / Catalyst Housing Group

Oxfordshire County Council

Sovereign Housing Group

London Borough of Havering

Together Housing Group

Cardiff City Council

Welsh Assembly Government

Children’s Ark Partnership Ltd

Burges Salmon LLP

The ‘first-rate construction practice’ at Burges Salmon LLP handles engagements across a wide range of sectors, including nuclear power, transport, and defence. The team also handles innovative energy and infrastructure work such as lithium refineries and geothermal projects. Practice head Steven James has a wealth of experience advising on nuclear projects and commercial real estate, while Richard Adams handles a range of high-profile construction and engineering disputes. Lloyd James takes the lead on much of the team’s renewable energy transactional work, while Marcus Harling has longstanding experience of advising on regulated procurement. Jessica Evans, James Horton, and Nia Stewart are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Steven James

Other key lawyers:

Richard Adams; Lloyd James; Marcus Harling; Jessica Evans; Tom Weld; James Horton; Nia Stewart


‘Burges Salmon have a first-rate construction practice. They are able to handle all manner of disputes, including the most complex.’

‘Jessica Evans is excellent – she is knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Jessica and her team are efficient and hard-working with a focus on achieving results for the client.’

‘Burgess Salmon have an excellent blend of construction and PFI knowledge, which makes for a very strong team on disputes related to PFI contracts.’

‘Tom Weld is a pleasure to work with. Very measured and considered, but assertive when appropriate.’

‘Burges Salmon’s approach has been excellent throughout. Take control of issues, assist us to develop the correct strategy, and then execute with minimal involvement from the client.’

Key clients


Green Lithium Refining

Severn Trent Water Limited

UK Atomic Energy Authority

Birmingham City Council


Energy Storage Battery clients including BayWa, JLEN/Foresight, GIG, Macquarie, Energia et al

Cayman Island Government

Transport for Wales and Welsh Ministers / Welsh Government

Work highlights

  • Advising the Welsh Government on the construction and engineering terms for the delivery of the  transformation of the infrastructure of the Core Valley Lines around Cardiff.
  • Advising Drax in connection with the planned construction of 600 megawatt power station to be located inside Ben Cruachan – Argyll’s highest mountain.
  • Advised UKAEA on its agreement with General Fusion to build and operate its Fusion Demonstration Plant at UKAEA’s Culham Campus.

Osborne Clarke LLP

Particularly active across the student accommodation, energy and infrastructure, logistics, and residential development sectors, Osborne Clarke LLP regularly assists clients with procurement, portfolio management and nutrient neutrality compliance issues, among other matters. Engineering procurement specialist Philip Davies co-leads the non-contentious side of the practice alongside Alexandra Gower, who has a particular focus on telecom infrastructure projects. Rob Horne handles the firm’s contentious workload from the firm’s London office, frequently working closely with the non-contentious team on major projects. Bristol-based Sebastian Bottard is a key contact for energy disputes.

Practice head(s):

Philip Davies; Rob Horne

Other key lawyers:

Alexandra Gower, David Kirkpatrick; Duncan Parker; Sebastian Bottard

Key clients


PGIM Real Estate

University of Bristol

Fusion Students

Places for People

Gresham House Asset Management Limited

Bluefield Partners LLP

Downing LLP

BDW Trading Limited

JLEN Environmental Assets Group Ltd

Foresight Group LLP

BDW Trading Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising longstanding client GLP on its entire programme of industrial logistics developments.
  • Advising PGIM Real Estate on all construction matters relating to their single family build to rent portfolio managed by their UK Affordable Housing Fund.
  • Advising the University of Bristol on the development of a brownfield site that interfaces concurrent developments by Network Rail and Bristol City Council.

Ashfords LLP

The ‘pragmatic and sensible’ construction and infrastructure team at Ashfords LLP is well-placed to advise on an array of contentious and non-contentious work, with modern methods of construction and energy and waste projects standing out as two recent areas of focus. Practice chair Patrick Blake‘s recent workload has seen him advising on a range of building contract disputes. Accredited construction disputes adjudicator Stephen Homer litigates major disputes for local authorities and large developers and often appears in legal publications such as the Driver Trett Digest. Mark Manning is regarded by clients as ‘tenacious, detailed and thorough’, while Carl Thompson is noted for his expertise in energy and waste management matters. Lianne Edwards and the ‘thoughtful and experienced’ Laura Reeve are further key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Blake

Other key lawyers:

Stephen Homer; Carl Thompson; Mark Manning; Carl Thompson; Laura Reeve; Lianne Edwards


‘The Ashfords construction team shows strength in depth throughout, with each member of the team being fully briefed on the matter and able to provide helpful input into the ongoing progress of a case.’

‘Lianne Edwards is a clear partner-in-waiting, she shows brilliant tactical judgment and has a strong ability to maintain focus on client objectives through the litigation process.’

‘Stephen Homer is a superb leader who manages his team brilliantly.’

‘Laura Reeve has been our guide and legal mentor throughout our journey from small to substantial as a business. Super clear, friendly, thoughtful and experienced.’

‘Excellent team. Very strong advice, and a dedicated, London-style service.’

‘Mark Manning is excellent. Tenacious, detailed and thorough, with a good client manner.’

‘Ashford are always proactive in their approach to any situation and their construction team are very much specialist in that field. I have always found their billing to be reasonable and accurate.’

‘Stephen Homer has an excellent ability to grasp complex arguments and distil them into what is the important point of focus and follow that focus through in a clear and concise manner. I have worked with him on a number of claims and always found him a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

Exeter City Council

Wain Homes (South West) Limited

BDW Trading Limited

Canterbury City Council

Watford Borough Council

London Gateway Port Limited

CC Construction Limited

Curo Group

Northacre Renewable Energy Limited

Bioenergy Infrastructure Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising on the construction due diligence aspects relating to the acquisition by the Council of the Guildhall Shopping Centre in Exeter.
  • Advising on various matters relating to the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea’s new homes programme, existing housing stock and wider authority infrastructure.
  • Successfully acted for BDW in the reported case of BDW Trading Limited v Lantoom Limited [2023] EWHC 183 (TCC).

Foot Anstey

Turned to by a host of national and international clients from the worlds of energy, transport, ports, and space, Foot Anstey regularly works with clients on major projects throughout the country. Practice head Ian Stubbs counts waste management and energy among his areas of focus. Tris Tucker specialises in disputes involving developers and contractors, while Dickon Court‘s recent workload includes a number of cladding disputes. Procurement law specialist Brian Hitchcock, energy and infrastructure experts Suriya Edwards and Mark Greatholder, and the ‘pragmatic’ Lee Ward are further key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Ian Stubbs

Other key lawyers:

Tris Tucker; Dickon Court; Brian Hitchcock; Suriya Edwards; Mark Greatholder; Lee Ward


‘The construction team provides a diverse team with a multitude of expertise. They are enthusiastic in adapting to the changing market and sharing the benefit of this with their clients.’

‘My main contact with the team has been through Suriya Edwards and Lee Ward – both of which are not only super helpful, but also pragmatic in their approaches.’

Key clients

WElink Energy Group

BSR (British Solar Renewables)

Dwr Cymru Cyf/Welsh Water

Goonhilly Earth Station

TClarke plc

Eden Project

Plymouth City Council

Bank of London and the Middle East

Celtic Sea Power

Acorn Property Group

Willmott Dixon

Amnesty International UK

Energiesprong UK

EDF Energy

ABC International Bank Limited

LG Energy Solutions Vertech

Corre Energy

Devon County Council


Beattie Passive


Work highlights

  • Advising on claims against a contractor and negligence claims against professionals, arising out of the development of a student accommodation scheme.
  • Advising Plymouth City Council on the design and construction of the Forder Valley Link Road and the early feasibility stages of the Manadon large local major scheme.
  • Advising Celtic Sea Power on a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund called the Cornwall Floating Offshore Wind Accelerator.

Michelmores LLP

Michelmores LLP‘s ‘highly capable‘ construction team combines a broad range of transactional and contentious work; the team’s recent highlights with bespoke amendments to JCT contracts and court proceedings regarding the design and construction of a large warehouse facility among the unit’s recent highlights. Practice head Anna Wood bolsters the team’s healthcare and aviation sector expertise, and Alan Tate specialises in transactional work, while Catherine Davis is noted for her work in the energy sector. Chris Hoar and Gerald Offen have retired from the practice, and Ashley Pigott joined the Exeter-based practice from Gowling WLG's Birmingham office in 2024.

Practice head(s):

Anna Wood

Other key lawyers:

Alan Tate; Catherine Davis; Ashley Pigott


‘Michelmores is top-tier for construction. I highly rate them. They have been proactive and well-organised in all respects.’

‘I have worked collaboratively with several members of the team, as a fellow solicitor with different areas of expertise, and found them highly capable.’

‘Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, strong analytical abilities, and a deep understanding of the law and regulations related to construction.’

‘Anna Wood is assertive, engaged and a clear communicator.’

‘Michelmores is a local firm that provide the expertise of a large and industry-leading practice but with the intimacy and interpersonal relationships of a small town practice.’

‘Alan Tate and Anna Wood are stand-out individuals.’

Key clients

Pennon Water Services

Holland & Barratt

Somerset West and Taunton Council

Chilworth Construction Management Limited

Liverton 2014 Limited

The Institute of Directors

Work highlights

  • Advising Imperial College Healthcare Trust on the procurement and construction of new hospital facilities with an estimated cost of £1.7bn.
  • Advising the Institute of Directors on the contract to carry out external refurbishment of the IoD’s listed building head office.
  • Advising on the construction documentation for the construction of a new County police headquarters.


TLT handles a range of work which includes major public sector energy projects, real estate developments, and contentious mandates across the construction sector. Simon Goss chairs the Bristol-based team; his varied practice includes FM contracts and PFI projects. Tom Wrzesien heads the projects, infrastructure and construction contentious team, and has particular expertise in resolving disputes on live projects. The 'proactive’ Ralph Hindle‘s disputes experience covers payment, delay and disruption issues. Lawrence Mansell is noted for his focus on contractual matters, while Charlotte Glasse regularly advises on the preparation of construction documents for police forces and design consultants, among other clients.

Practice head(s):

Simon Goss

Other key lawyers:

Tom Wrzesien; Ralph Hindle; Lawrence Mansell; Charlotte Glasse


‘Very knowledgeable, with good availability.’

‘The teams at TLT are very attentive, they are always contactable, and provide comprehensive updates of the issues.’

‘Ralph Hindle is always up-to-date with the issues and is also receptive to hearing and discussing alternative scenarios. This allows a very proactive problem-solving approach.’

‘TLT’s construction disputes practice is responsive, user-friendly, and competitively priced. I have been impressed with partners and associates.’

‘Tom Wrzesien is brilliant. He has a calm and thoughtful approach, and the ability to breakdown complex issues into manageable bite size chunks.’

‘Charlotte Glasse provided excellent service and support on a contractor insolvency with simple, clear advice. Always responsive.’

Work highlights


Noted for its capabilities in secured lending, VWV‘s construction practice is particularly strong in the education and aerospace sectors. Practice head Huw Morgan frequently advises funders, developers and contractors on construction law, while ‘realistic litigator’ Jason Prosser‘s broad expertise covers complex litigation and the drafting and negotiation of building contracts. Alice Lang possesses particular expertise in education sector construction matters.

Practice head(s):

Huw Morgan

Other key lawyers:

Jason Prosser; Alice Lang


‘General approach is incredibly pragmatic and approachable. They provide sensible solutions for dealing with complex contractual issues.’

‘Jason Prosser puts forward realistic yet robust solutions to enable parties to agree contractual clauses.’

‘Honest and professional advice is provided by Jason Prosser, who gives you a full understanding of the position without complicating issues.’

‘VWV are always available and what sets them apart is their attention to detail.’

‘Huw Morgan is a strong, down to earth, and realistic litigator.’

‘Excellent and pragmatic support at a reasonable cost.’

‘Huw Morgan is excellent – very knowledgeable, pragmatic and easy to work with.’

Key clients

Simply Construct (UK) LLP

Cassidy Group

Airbus Operations Limited

University of Bristol

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Bath Spa University


Harpur Trust

Prosperity Investments and Developments Limited

Stepnell Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Cassidy Group on a series of substantial student accommodation and private rented sector projects with a total value exceeding £250m.
  • Representing client Simply Construct (UK) LLP in proceedings on a key construction law point in the Court of Appeal.
  • Advising contractor client Stepnell Limited on a revised suite of construction contracts.

Clarke Willmott LLP

Property developers, higher education providers and funders are among the clients which turn to Clarke Willmott LLP’s construction team. Maria Greener, who specialises in construction and engineering law, helms the non-contentious side of the Bristol-based practice. Jessica Wearing Evans is particularly experienced in commercial development and development finance matters, while Tom Plow – a member of the contentious construction team headed by James Driver in Manchester – focuses his practice exclusively on construction disputes.

Practice head(s):

Maria Greener; James Driver

Other key lawyers:

Jessica Wearing-Evans; Tom Plow

Key clients

Robert Hitchins Limited

Stonewater Ltd

The Guinness Partnership Limited

University of Bath

Vita (Holdings) Ltd

Motability Operations Ltd

Sovereign Housing Association Limited

BDW Trading Limited

Bromford Housing Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Continuing to act for a number of social housing clients, preparing suites of contracts together with ad hoc queries.
  • Acting for a number of real estate clients in buying or selling properties, involving construction due diligence at various stages of the build-life.
  • Acting for a number of different funders of all sizes on a wide range of transactions.

Clyde & Co

Clyde & Co advises across the spectrum of contentious construction work, handling domestic and cross-border work in a diverse range of sectors including nuclear, energy-from-waste, and rail. Employers, contractors and subcontractors are among the clients who rely on ‘savvy operator‘ practice head Peter O’Brien‘s expertise. Kate Lister has significant experience of cross-border disputes, while Josh Roberts is noted for his capabilities in energy from waste projects, Thomas Wheeler bolsters the team’s construction contract expertise while Barnaby Sandy and Jennifer Davis are further key figures within the team.

Practice head(s):

Peter O’Brien

Other key lawyers:

Kate Lister; Josh Roberts; Barnaby Sandy; Jennifer Davis


‘Good construction dispute lawyers for subcontract claims.’

‘Understanding of the industry and reality on site.’

‘Peter O’Brien is an extremely savvy operator with huge practical experience of the construction law sector. He has a very good understanding of the relevant principles.’

Key clients

MW High Tech Projects UK Ltd

M+W Group GmbH

Laing O’Rourke PLC

Axis Europe Plc

Halsall Construction Ltd

Stepnell Ltd

Work highlights

  • Representing M+W (the EPC contractor) in proceedings commenced by the employer, Energy Works (Hull) Limited, in the Technology & Construction Court in London.
  • Represented M+W in the Court of Appeal in relation to multiple disputes with a civils subcontractor.

DAC Beachcroft LLP

A popular address for public sector clients, major house builders, property owners and tenants, DAC Beachcroft LLP‘s broad expertise sees the team advising on infrastructure, elderly care developments and large South West-based housing schemes. Ben Thornycroft stands at the helm of the Bristol-based practice; his largely non-contentious practice includes experience of managing large projects. On the contentious side, Nick Hillyard has a niche focus on defect claims related to multi-storey car parks. His colleague Philip Roberts is equipped to handle professional indemnity cases. Barrister Ralph Wynne-Griffiths works as a consultant and assists in cases which might require advocacy, while Ben Daniels regularly advises lenders on construction documents. Construction litigation specialist Giles Tagg joined from Beale & Co in August 2023.

Practice head(s):

Ben Thornycroft

Other key lawyers:

Nick Hillyard; Philip Roberts; Ralph Wynne-Griffiths; Ben Daniels; Giles Tagg

Key clients

Bristol Zoo

Westfield Europe

Guys & ST Thomas’s

Backhouse Housing

Crown Commercial Services

Sika Ltd

Deeley Freed Estate

Shore Capital Group

QBE Insurance Company

Crest Nicholson

Work highlights

  • Advising Guy’s & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust on a variety of projects preparatory to the construction of the Evelina’s Children’s Hospital Expansion.
  • Advising Bristol Zoo on their proposed development on the Wild Place site following the closure of the historic Zoo gardens in Bristol.
  • Advising Backhouse Housing on various housing development projects. We advise on template construction documents, live appointments, letters of reliance and subcontract issues.

Keystone Law

The ‘effective’ specialist construction knowledge at Keystone Law covers education, central and local government, and transport infrastructure. Martin Howe is singled out for his expertise in construction-related contracts. Louise Garcia ‘s contentious expertise extends to a niche focus on groundworks and tunnelling matters. Jon Close is well versed in renewable energy related projects. Tom Philips frequently advises on standard JCT, NEC and PPC contracts and Australia-qualified solicitor Andrew Thompson  advises across an array of commercial construction matters.

Other key lawyers:

Louise Garcia; Martin Howe; Jon Close; Tom Philips; Andrew Thompson


‘Keystone Law provide proactive, easy to digest advice on matters of construction law.’

‘They provide straightforward solutions that have always been effective.’

‘We have worked with Jon Close for years due to the high standard of advice that he has always given.’

‘Jon Close responsive and very practical in his advice, and always finds a solution.’


Key clients

UK Power Solutions Limited

Vitruvius Management Services Ltd

University of Southampton

University of the West of England

Octavius Infrastructure Limited

Vertical Future Limited

Geoffrey Osborne Limited and Group Companies

Forcia Limited

Ascent Development Limited

Innovare Limited

Keyplan Engineering Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Geoffrey Osborne Limited and Group Companies on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters.
  • Advised Vitruvius Management Services Ltd on a number of their projects including runway upgrade works for Gloucestershire Airport.
  • Providing construction-related advice to the University of the West of England on its major construction projects.

RWK Goodman

RWK Goodman‘s construction team is praised for its ‘robust, trustworthy advice’ on engineering and construction related procurement and disputes in the renewables, telecoms, and technology sectors, among others. Overall team head Andrew Ash has extensive experience acting for national and international stakeholders, representing major companies at the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) in various disputes. Catherine Welch, who leads the non-contentious department, is noted for her capabilities in issues relating to engineering and construction contracts. Elizabeth Painter provides key support to both team heads.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Ash; Catherine Welch

Other key lawyers:

Elizabeth Painter


‘Strong team, highly experienced and competent.’

‘Andrew Ash is open, pragmatic, and a good listener. Identifies the problem and issues and gives honest and realistic advice.’

‘Clear, concise directives and action plan with the legal knowledge and expertise to support this.’

Key clients

Bespoke Land (Southwales) Limited

Conservation Builders Limited

Edmont Limited

Famella Limited

Gaming International Limited

GTEK Plant Limited

Hall & Kay Fire Services Limited

Harper Stone Properties Limited

Kerr Office Group

M.J. Church (Plant) Limited

National Grid Electricity Distribution plc (formerly Western Power Distribution Plc)

Socomec UK Limited

Stovax Heating Group

THAT Group

Zzoomm PLC

Work highlights

  • Advised MJ Church on the negotiation of the terms and conditions of its contracts for the BAM Nuttall Regional Delivery Partnership National Highways subcontract framework.
  • Advised an occupier on the construction related aspects of its leasehold acquisition of a key strategic unit in the Skypark development next to Exeter International Airport.
  • Advised Conservation Builders Limited on the contracts to deliver bespoke high-end, high-value homes for private individuals in holiday home developments in the Cotswolds and Dorset.

Beale & Co

Bristol-based but with an international reach, the ‘dynamic’ team at Beale & Co advise on disputes pertaining to the construction of commercial and residential buildings, as well as energy, infrastructure and civil engineering project litigation. David McArdle, who heads up the practice, is noted for his experience handling a range of claims, including multi-party litigation in the TCC. Nic Pegg further strengthens the contentious experience at the practice. Simon Mathews and Giles Tagg left to join DAC Beachcroft LLP in August 2023.

Practice head(s):

David McArdle

Other key lawyers:

Nic Pegg; Thomas Adamson; Jon Quirk


‘The team at Beale & Co, Bristol, has strength in considerable depth and across all levels of practitioner. Flexible and dynamic thinking best characterises the team and sets it apart from other firms.’


Stephens Scown LLP

Stephens Scown LLP‘s construction practice is well-equipped to handle a broad range of work, including fire safety and cladding issues, mining work, renewable energy projects, and both transactional and contentious work for housing associations. Handling both contentious and non-contentious mandates, practice head Jim Gorrod is noted for his expertise in eco-villages. Contentious practitioner Brian Dolan chiefly acts on behalf of contractors, subcontractors, and developers, while Guy Michell is well versed in adjudication cases. Sian Barrett specialises in building safety matters.

Practice head(s):

Jim Gorrod

Other key lawyers:

Brian Dolan; Guy Michell; Sian Barrett

Key clients

Lantoom Quarry Limited

S D Plastering Ltd

Hastoe Housing Association

Red Earth Developments

Eco-Bos Limited

Magna Housing Group

The Iron Foundry

Greentech Services Limited

Livewest Homes Limited

Cathedral Builder Limited

Work highlights

  • Acting for Lantoom Quarry Limited in relation to a dispute with Barratt Homes regarding alleged defective stone supplied by the Quarry.
  • Acting for S D Plastering Ltd. a Core Participant in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.
  • Acting on behalf of for Red Earth Developments in relation to the £20m redevelopment of a large area of waterside properties in Bideford.

Thrings LLP

Noted for its capabilities in land development matters, Thrings LLP advises on a range of commercial, mixed-use and residential development projects. Clean energy work and corporate occupier advice are additional areas of strength for the team. Renewables specialist Natalia Sokolov co-leads the practice alongside Alastair Govier, who handles the practice’s contentious construction work.

Practice head(s):

Natalia Sokolov; Alastair Govier


‘Thrings have an excellent team with the breadth and depth of experience and understanding to ensure a successful outcome. The team goes above and beyond, ensuring that they bring together those with technical understanding and present the optimal outcome to clients. A firm with integrity and broad experience who use their knowledge to bring a fair outcome to all parties.’

People make a huge a difference, and each individual in the team demonstrated that they were client-centric and personable in nature.

Key clients

Baylis Estates Limited – Cribbs Causeway Site 2

Baylis Estates Limited – Fox Den Road

Baylis Estates Limited – Yate

Josal Property Development Limited

Create Real Estate – Cardiff

Create Real Estate – Bristol, Portwall Lofts

Baylis Estates Limited – Cribbs Causeway Site 2

Work highlights

  • Advising Baylis Estates on the design and construction of a new Aldi, Costa, Premier Inn and Beefeater restaurant in Bristol.
  • Advising Baylis Estates on the design and construction of a new retail unit for Peugeot.
  • Advising Create Real Estate on the design and construction and refurbishment of Coal House, Cardiff.

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP's typical workload includes strategic advice on regeneration projects, a host of work for public sector clients, and a growing focus on regional construction disputes. The team is co-chaired by Oliver Williams, who specialises in contentious matters such as defects in design and construction disputes. Fellow practice chair Claire Atkins, who joined the team from Paris Smith LLP in September 2022, is well versed in the drafting of construction contracts. Lydia Stuart-Banks is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Oliver Williams; Claire Atkins

Other key lawyers:

Lydia Stuart-Banks; Tao Smart

Key clients

Department for Education

Erbay UK Limited

DNA IC Limited and DNA South West Limited

Wessex Reserve Forces and Cadets Association

Abri Limited


Vistry Partnerships

Live West

Lovell Partnerships

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

Work highlights

  • Acted for the Department for Education in relation to a number of projects this year.
  • Advised on simplifying and streamlining a local construction sector client’s supply chain relationships and improving their supply chain management system.
  • Provided construction support and advice in relation to Octopus’ most recent partnership with New Care in relation to the funding of the acquisition and development of five new care homes.