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Keystone Law

48 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, WC2A 1JF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3319 3700
Fax:
Fax 0845 458 9398
DX:
2307 VICTORIA
Email:
Web:
www.keystonelaw.co.uk

Louise Garcia

Tel:
Work 020 3319 3700
Email:
Web:
keystonelaw.co.uk/
Keystone Law

Work Department

Construction.

Position

Louise is a consultant in the property and construction team. She is a knowledgeable and respected specialist adviser with over 20 years’ experience of contentious construction and engineering disputes acquired in the road and rail sectors, in PFI, on tunnelling and dredging projects, and in the residential, retail, hotel, education, and health and leisure sectors. Louise has particular expertise in working for clients delivering mechanical and electrical engineering services.

Louise advises main contractors and subcontractors, consultants, and employers on all aspects of their construction and engineering needs, from advice on contracts and issues of design and construction, to disputes over payment, performance, and termination. She particularly enjoys advising on complex contract incorporation and interpretation issues, on final and interim account disputes, and on issues relating to delay and disruption, loss, and expense. Her experience includes advising on the usual standard form construction contracts including JCT and NEC, and on PFI and bespoke contracts.

Career

2014 Keystone Law Consultant Solicitor
2006-2014 Withy King Partner and Head of Construction
2004-2006 Beachcroft LLP Partner
2000-2004 Osborne Clarke Associate Solicitor
1998-2000 Courtenay van der Borgh Shah Solicitor
1992-1998 Nabarro Nathanson Solicitor
1990-1992 Turner Kenneth Brown | Trainee Solicitor
1992 Qualified as a solicitor

Member

Louise is a Fellow and SW Committee Member of the Forum for the Built Environment and a member of the Society of Construction Lawyers, the Adjudication Society, Constructing Excellence, and Interact Bristol.

Education

Queen Mary College, London (LLB Hons 2(1)); University of London.

Leisure

Running, training, reading, travel and her children.


South West: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

Keystone Law, whose team in the South West is part of a wider UK construction group, provides partner-led advice on both contentious and non-contentious construction matters. The names to note at the firm are Louise Garcia, Martin Howe, Jon Close and Tom Phillips. Practitioners undertake work across a number of industries, including the education, transport, healthcare, central and local government, energy, waste, and leisure sectors. In addition to acting for employers, the firm acts for contractors, sub-contractors and consultants.  

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