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Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Projects - Construction and Engineering


Alexandra is a specialist in construction and engineering law, acting for a wide range of public and private sector parties. She advises throughout the life-cycle of projects including the initial drafting and negotiation of contracts, assisting during the works with the contractual management of design issues and time/cost overruns, and advising on the management and resolution of disputes.  Alexandra’s recent work includes the settlement for a Local Authority of a £30m engineering claim under an amended NEC Engineering and Construction Contract Option C; drafting and negotiating a complex set of documents on a £110m hospital development; advising a design and build contractor and its insurers defending proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court on a defects claim to a 70,000sqm steel reinforced concrete floor slab; defending a Local Authority in an adjudication on a contractor’s loss and expense claim; Advising a Charities client regarding the construction aspects of its corporate relocation to a £50m new-build high tech office and preparing and negotiating the construction contracts for the fit out on the basis of the JCT Design and Build Contract 2011, including schedule of amendments, deeds of novation, security documents and collateral warranties; advising a University client on potential deductions against a Project Company under its PFI arrangements.


Trainee Solicitor (2005-2007), Associate (2007 – 2011), Senior Associate (2011 – 2014), Principal Associate (2014-).


Italian, French


TeCSA, Society of Construction Law


Downlands School, Hassocks (1992-1996), Brighton College (1996 – 1998), University of Oxford (1998 – 2002, Modern Languages), Nottingham Law School (2003 – 2005)

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Real estate > Construction

(Rising stars)

Alexandra PikeMills & 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.