Stuart Thompson > Mills & Reeve LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP

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Stuart advises on all non-contentious, contentious and procurement aspects of engineering, construction, energy, infrastructure, facilities management and PFI/PPP projects. This involves all forms of contract and he regularly works with the NEC, JCT, FIDIC, M/F1, ICC and ICE forms as well as bespoke construction and EPC contracts. He also advises on the various appointments published by professional bodies, such as NEC, RIBA and the ACE. Stuart acts for employers, contractors, sub-contractors, facilities management contractors and consultants. Recently, Stuart advised a local authority on its £40m engineering dispute with a main contractor. He also advised a university on the suite of construction documents for its £350m new campus project and a main contractor in its multi-million dispute with a local authority employer regarding a high-profile refurbishment and new build project. He also advised a FM contractor on the suite of FM contracts for various PFI projects worth in excess of £500m and has been instructed to advise an employer on the terms of its £1.2bn term service contract.


Trained Beale & Company; qualified 1996; trainee and solicitor Beale & Company 1994-98; associate Fenwick Elliott 1998-2001; head of geography Norwich School 2002-07; associate and partner Mills & Reeve LLP 2007 to date.


Society of Construction Law; TeCSA.


Ipswich School, Colchester Royal Grammar School; University of Hull; College of Law and University of Cambridge.


Boxing, rugby and golf.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Real estate > Construction

(Leading individuals)

Stuart ThompsonMills & Reeve LLP

The Cambridge office of Mills & Reeve LLP provides ‘the best level of service at a realistic price compared to City of London rivals‘. The firm handles high-profile projects in East Anglia and  across the UK. It particularly stands out for work in the education and on science park developments, acting for government entities, developers and major contractors. The ‘absolutely outstandingStuart Thompson is the lead partner in a 12-lawyer practice across the firm’s office network. Principal associates Alexandra Pike, who handles contentious matters, and Gary Rushworth, who advises on fire safety claims, along with senior associate Emma Nash are key practitioners.