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Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Construction and property risk


Tim is a Partner and leads the firm’s construction and engineering team and has extensive experience advising clients in relation to both domestic and international engineering and construction matters. 

He continues to advise on major national and international projects, with his major clients including Heatherwick Studios, Mace Limited and Zurich Insurance. 

His work highlights this year have included (1) acting for the owner of a biomass plant in Scotland regarding a dispute with the contractor; (2) advising Zurich and major national contractors in relation to disputes regarding the design and installation of cladding and insulation (with the issues arising out of the Grenfell tragedy); (3) acting Golder regarding claims in relation to hydroelectric power stations in Panama; and (4) acting for Yara, the world’s largest producer of ammonia, nitrates & NPKs, regarding an arbitration in relation to a new fertilizer terminal in Tanzania.



Trained Lovells; qualified 2002; associate in commercial disputes team at Lovells, London (2002-04); senior associate (associate until 2007) in PEC disputes team at Lovells, London (2005-08); senior associate, heading up the PEC disputes team at Lovells, Tokyo (2008-10); senior associate in PEC disputes team at Hogan Lovells, London (2010-11); partner in the Browne Jacobson construction team, Nottingham (2011-12), then London (2014-date).


Basic French and Japanese.


Society of Construction Law.


Cantell Secondary School, Southampton; The United World College of the Atlantic, sixth form; the Queen’s College, Oxford (1998 BA Hons Jurisprudence 2(1)); Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (1999 LPC).


Skiing, hiking, playing and watching football and cricket, reading, theatre and cinema.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Construction: contentious

Browne Jacobson LLP‘s contentious team advises on both national and international projects, with cross-sector experience in development, energy and insurance. The ‘personable’ Tim Claremont leads the firm’s construction and engineering team and has been advising Heatherwick on its bid to be appointed as architect for British Land’s redevelopment of Canada Water in South London. Senior associate William Barrington is another key member of the team.

East Midlands > Real estate > Construction

Browne Jacobson LLP‘s profile in the construction arena is reflected by its heavy involvement in high-profile national and cross-border projects. Equally strong in contentious and non-contentious work, its market-leading practice generates mandates from domestic (local and national) and international contractors, as well as funders and developers, among others. The main partner in Nottingham is Michael Sadler, who works alongside associate Mark Stubbs; both are part of a larger national team, which is led by Tim Claremont in London. Peter Westlake has retired from the partnership, but has retained a role as a consultant.