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Birkett Long LLP

FAVIELL HOUSE, 1 COVAL WELLS, CHELMSFORD, CM1 1WZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01245 453800
Fax:
Fax 01245 453801
DX:
3394 CHELMSFORD
Email:
Web:
www.birkettlong.co.uk
Basildon, Chelmsford, Colchester

Peter Allen

Tel:
Work 01245 453813
Email:
Web:
www.birkettlong.co.uk
Birkett Long LLP

Work Department

Commercial Litigation and Construction

Position

Partner and Head of the Commercial Department and Head of the Construction team

Career

Peter joined Birkett Long in 1997 and was made partner in 2000. Peter gives expert advice on construction law. He advises on project documentation, such as JCT Contracts, NEC Contracts, other main contracts, subcontracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties, guarantees and bonds. He also advises on construction disputes such as non-payment, extensions of time, loss and expense, defects, breaches of contract and negligence. These claims are dealt with in adjudication, court proceeding, arbitration and mediation.

Peter is also an expert in commercial litigation. He deals wih claims in the Commercial Court, Technology and Construction Court, High Court and County Court. He is an accredited mediator and uses that knowledge when advising clients in mediations. Peter advises on contract disputes, including sales of goods and services. He also advises on partnership and shareholder disputes, professional negligence claims, breach of warranty claims, claims arising from the sale of businesses and other business disputes.

Peter provides clear commercial advice which enables his clients to obtain the best result for them and their business. Peter is easily accessible and understands the need to provide a prompt service in a fast moving world. Peter is also a Notary Public.

Member

Member of Technology and Construction Solicitors Association (TeCSA)
Mewmber of Society of Construction Law
Member of the Notaries Society

Education

LLB Hons Degree
Post Graduate Diploma in Notarial Studies from University of Cambridge
ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator

Leisure

When Peter is not in the office he can be found enjoying a glass of red wine or enjoying sport, in particular cycling, tennis and rugby. He is also a Bonsai tree enthusiast.


South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Essex

Within: Commercial litigation: Essex

The 'pragmatic and sensible' commercial litigation team at Birkett Long LLP advises on a wide range of commercial litigation, negligence, and IP matters across a variety of industry sectors. The firm provides 'sensible and realistic advice' to its corporate clients and is routinely instructed on high-value and complex dispute claims. Chelmsford-based Peter Allen and Keith Songhurst are recommended for their deep insight in contractual disputes and property litigation respectively.

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South East: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

The construction practice at Birkett Long LLP assists a wide range of commercial clients, including developers, employers, contractors, subcontractors and consultants. The group drafts contracts and represents clients in adjudications and litigation. Peter Allen is the team head.

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