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Mills & Reeve LLP

BOTANIC HOUSE, 100 HILLS ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB2 1PH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0344 880 2666
DX:
122891 CAMBRIDGE 4
Web:
www.mills-reeve.com

Alison Garrett

Tel:
Work 01223 222207
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Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Construction

Position

Specialises in the field of complex multi-million pound construction and engineering disputes.  Advises a wide variety of clients involved in the construction and engineering industry including employers, contractors, consultants and insurers.  Acts in mediations, adjudications, litigation (mainly in the Technology and Construction Court) and arbitrations.

Member

Specialises in the field of complex multi-million pound construction and engineering disputes.  Advises a wide variety of clients involved in the construction and engineering industry including employers, contractors, consultants and insurers.  Acts in mediations, adjudications, litigation (mainly in the Technology and Construction Court) and arbitrations.

Education

Sheffield University


East Anglia: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Cambridge

Within: Commercial litigation: Cambridge

Mills & Reeve LLP 'offers an excellent service to clients in commercial litigation matters, which are handled robustly on clients' behalf and the issues are always well thought through', says one barrister who notes that 'the calibre of the lawyers is high and they are always a pleasure to be instructed by'. Jamie Wheatley leads the practice and has 'a strong intellect coupled with sound commercial judgement, and he appears popular with clients and a real pleasure to work with'. The firm's other stars include Gary Attle who focuses on public law and clients note his 'exceptional experience and wisdom' adding that he is 'a delight to work with'; associate Lino Di Lorenzo , who handles corporate recovery and general commercial litigation, is 'incredibly capable, definitely one to watch for the future; his analysis is impressive and he provides clear, intelligible and practical advice'; 'capable litigator' and principal associate Douglas McDonald ; and principal associate Alison Garrett , who is known for 'strong commercial guidance during settlement negotiations'. Di Lorenzo helped Wheatley and principal associate Helen Prandy pursue a $7.6m breach of contract and misrepresentation claim for client 1st Class Legal Limited in Chicago, US. Another highlight saw Duncan Astill handle a £3m dispute for NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group. Consultant and head of the North America desk Graeme Menzies  is also recommended. Monika Sobiecki moved to Dentons.

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East Anglia: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

Mills & Reeve LLP is ‘a very knowledgeable law firm that is very approachable and is always looking out for the client’s best interests'. ‘The legal and industry knowledge and the manner in which the team provide advice and strategy for resolution cannot be faulted‘. Litigator and practice head Stuart Thompson  is ‘very committed to his clients‘ and is ‘able to quickly define the key elements of a dispute and is incisive when it comes to the negotiation of settlements or committing to litigation'. He assisted University of Cambridge on the procurement of its new £300m Cavendish III laboratory, which included the drafting of all construction contracts, consultant appointments and negotiations with contractors. He also advised Urban&Civic on several projects including the 5,000-home development at Alconbury Weald and the 6,200-home RadioStation Rugby project. The deep bench of principal associates includes the 'extremely diligent' Alexandra Pike  who is ‘passionate and works closely with clients to build strong relationships‘, and whom clients praise for her ‘strong industry awareness and technical knowledge and her adaptable and flexible approach', Alison Garrett  who is recommended for project management and contentious matters; and Robert Weatherley who frequently handles projects in the education, healthcare, commercial and retail sectors. Consultant Peter Rout is also recommended.

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