Claire Laviers > Geldards LLP > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Geldards LLP
Capital Quarter No.4
Tyndall Street
CF10 4BQ
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Work Department

Construction & Infrastructure


Claire is a Senior Associate in the Construction team, experienced in transactional construction matters advising on all aspects of construction contract drafting and negotiation, from standard industry forms to bespoke project specific contracts. She has expertise in assessing and advising on responsibility for construction risk, both during and after the construction period and putting in place measures to mitigate such risks. Claire regularly acts for public sector entities such as local authorities, government departments and higher education establishments as well as private sector banks, energy providers, developers and charities.

Claire is adept at advising from differing perspectives whether for a landlord or tenant, contractor or developer, funder or borrower. She provides comprehensive commercial advice to assist the parties in reaching agreement, whilst meeting the client’s objectives and risk profile. In addition to advising on building contracts and the usual ancillary documents, much of her private sector work involves advising on and drafting construction elements of property sale agreements or agreements for lease.

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Real estate > Construction

(Rising stars)

Claire LaviersGeldards LLP

The ‘brilliant’ four-partner team at Geldards LLP has ‘tremendous strength both in transactional work and disputes’ on behald of a varied mix of clients which include large public-sector institutions, developers, public/private partnerships and contractors. ‘Stratospherically brilliant’ team head Tony Norris  is ‘well-known and respected in the market’, particularly on behalf of public sector clients involved in Wales-based infrastructure projects. At an associate level Claire Laviers advises on all aspects of construction contract drafting and negotiation, while Della Copley  is ‘a hugely calming presence’ on many of the most significant disputes handled by the team.