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Joe Bellhouse

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Knights plc

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Construction and engineering.


Joe joined BrookStreet des Roches in February 2011, bringing over 25 years’ experience in the construction sector. He offers advice on the construction law aspects of: commercial real estate development, investment and use; infrastructure projects; all types of contracts and project procurement, including building contracts, EPC contracts, standard industry contract forms, consultant appointments, security documentation, supply contracts, operation contracts, purchase orders, and the like; dispute resolution, including mediation, adjudication, litigation and arbitration. Joe has an MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution from King’s College London. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the Society of Construction Law, a member of the Adjudication Society and a committee member of King’s College Construction Law Association.


Solicitor McKenna & Co, London and Singapore 1981-1990; solicitor then partner Norton Rose, London and Singapore 1990-1999; partner Shadbolt & Co, London 1999-2000; partner Wedlake Bell, London 2002-2011; partner BrookStreet des Roches LLP 2011 to date.


Oriental Club.

South East: Real estate


Within: Construction

BrookStreet des Roches fields a construction and engineering team that is 'extremely knowledgeable of the relevant law and has a deep understanding of clients' business needs, enabling it to anticipate their needs and flag key points very early in negotiations'. The practice handles a range of work related to commercial property developments, from procurement issues, construction contracts and professional appointments to construction disputes. It is continuing to provide ongoing advice to MEPC Silverstone GP on a development project adjacent to Silverstone race track, most recently acting on the construction of a campus made of fourteen industrial units at the park totalling 125,000 sq ft. Other recent work includes acting for Arcadia Group on a garment handling process plant to be installed in a new warehouse building in Northamptonshire; acting for a client on professional appointments for a large mixed-use development in Battersea in London; and acting for the tenant, 3M, on office and laboratory leases, which involved handling agreements lease, landlord and tenant works. The 'very responsive' Joe Bellhouse heads the team and is 'an extremely reliable source of technically sound, commercially sensible advice'.

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