Julie Forsyth > gunnercooke LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

gunnercooke LLP
1 CORNHILL
LONDON
EC3V 3ND
England

Work Department

Construction

Position

Partner

Career

Julie’s practice focusses on the construction, engineering and energy sectors. She represents and advises clients on contentious national and international construction, infrastructure and oil and gas projects. She also gives contract advice, with extensive experience on all standard form construction contracts, and on other contract documentation (warranties, bonds, novations, guarantees).

Julie believes that the management of risk is at the forefront of every successful project. She helps clients to avoid disruption and disputes through awareness of potential pitfalls at the very early stages of a project. Where disputes do arise, she works with the client to limit and resolve problems as quickly and efficiently as possible, to combine the importance of the client being paid, or avoiding payments not due, with the need to maintain good relationships on site and for future projects.

Languages

English, Fluent in French, Intermediate Level in Spanish

Memberships

  • Committee member of the Society of Construction Arbitrators
  • Fellow — Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member — Society of Construction Arbitrators
  • Member — Society of Construction Law
  • Member — TecSA
  • Committee Member — Dispute Review Board Federation

Previous Law Firms

  • Berrymans Lace Mawer
  • Freedmans
  • Birketts
  • Speechly Bircham (now Charles Russell Speechlys)
  • Stephenson Harwood

Education

  • London University — External (LLB)
  • College of Law Guildford (Solicitors’ Finals)
  • Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration