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Suzanne Reeves

Tel:
Work 020 7395 3000
Email:
Web:
wedlakebell.com/suzanne-reeves.html
Wedlake Bell LLP

Work Department

Construction.

Position

Partner specialising in construction projects dealing with both contract drafting and disputes (domestic and international), acting for most sectors of the industry and involving a wide range of projects large and small, such as house building, office and retail development, manufacturing plant, hospitals, sports stadia and infrastructure. Suzanne acts principally for developers, project sponsors, consultants and specialist contractors. Her recent project procurement drafting experience includes: leading the construction work for the extensive redevelopment of a well-known hospital in London, a major office development in central London on behalf of a European investor, and acting for the house builder on the completion of a residential site in Hertfordshire ‘moth balled’ after the insolvency of the contractor and developer.

Career

Suzanne qualified as a solicitor in 1979 and became a partner at Wedlake Bell in 1983. She has long featured as a leading construction lawyer in Legal Business’ Legal Experts, in Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession as a leader in construction and in the Legal 500.    In recent years she has featured as a "Super Lawyer" in the magazine of that name distributed with the Daily Telegraph.

Member

She sits on the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) Drafting Sub-Committee, is a committee member of the Technology and Construction Solicitor’s Association and a member of the Society of Construction Law. She sat on the Government payment review working party set up to review the payment provisions of the Construction Act. Suzanne is an accredited adjudicator and CEDR qualified mediator.

Education

St Josephs School, Reading; Exeter University (1976 LLB).

Leisure

Family.


London: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

Wedlake Bell LLP is ‘very responsive to any client matters raised, providing good industry knowledge, and assistance through any contractual issues.’ Sarah Elliott provides ‘sound advice in JCT contract negotiation,’ acting principally for developers, funders and property investors. Recent work includes advising longstanding client City Developments Limited on various high-specification residential and hotel developments worth £100m across London. The team is also advising the Bank of Ireland on the construction aspects of a significant financing for the remodelling, extending and refurbishing of a former city department. Associate Ed Phillips is recommended for his ‘level-headed, no-nonsense approach.’ Suzanne Reeves heads the transactional team

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