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Gowling WLG
B4 6WR
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Partner specialising in all types of construction and engineering work; reported cases include Keary Developments Ltd v Tarmac Construction Ltd [1995] 2 All ER; Yeandle v Wynn Realisations Ltd; Bell Projects v Mellowes (1997); Harmon CFEM Facades v Corporate Officer of the House of Commons (2000); Macob v Morrison Construction (1999); Hurst Stores v ML Property Europe (2004); CAMBBA v Midland Expressway Ltd (2005 and 2006); Safeway Stores v Interserve Projects Ltd (2006); Supablast (Nationwide) Ltd v Storey Rail Ltd (2010), Hyder Consulting (UK) Ltd v Carillion (2011).


Articled Macfarlanes; qualified 1986; partner Wragge & Co 1995; Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner, 2014.


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Society of Construction Law; accredited adjudicator Tecsa; Cheltenham, Moor Hall Golf Club; Vincents Club; MCC.


Sexey’s Grammar School; St Edmund Hall, MA Oxford (Jurisprudence); College of Law, Guildford.


Golf, basketball, cricket, family, horse racing (owner).

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Real estate > Construction

(Hall of Fame)

Ashley PigottGowling WLG

Gowling WLG‘s sizeable construction and engineering practice is widely acclaimed for the depth of its capabilities in both public and private-sector driven mandates. Jointly steered by Michael O’Shea and Richard Green , who respectively head up the team’s contentious and non-contentious offerings, the firm is routinely engaged on big-ticket PFI handback disputes, regeneration project procurements, and breach of contract claims. Seasoned construction disputes specialist Ashley Pigott regularly helms multi-million pound disputes in the residential, education, and utilities sectors, while PFI handback expert Sarah Dyer concentrates on cases in the transport and energy sector. Ruth Griffin is a key port of call for a varied roster of retailers and infrastructure providers seeking assistance in high-profile projects. Principal associate Gemma Whittaker is recommended for her capabilities in major developments and automation projects. All named lawyers are based in Birmingham.