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Mayer Brown International LLP

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Sally Davies

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Mayer Brown

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Construction and Engineering


As co-leader of the Construction and Engineering Professional Indemnity team, Sally Davies has extensive experience in the litigation, arbitration (domestic and international), mediation and adjudication of construction industry disputes. She advises owners, contractors, engineers and consultants, subcontractors and suppliers, as well as professionals and insurers, on all aspects of construction and engineering law. Sally is particularly experienced in dealing with construction-related insurance issues, including construction professional indemnity cases which involve large projects in the United Kingdom and around the world. She has resolved such disputes involving airports, sports stadia, harbour facilities, motorways, mines, roads, bridges, cranes and railways, dams, office facilities, distribution centres and water treatment facilities as well as traditional construction projects. Sally is a highly experienced litigator who has dealt with numerous multi-party construction cases. One of her most notable and successful cases, in which she defended chartered surveyors and valuers against claims of negligent valuation, proceeded to the House of Lords and is one of the leading cases on the law of damages. Her wide-ranging project involvement has given her considerable experience in resolving loss and expense claims, payment disputes in addition to claims involving issues of delay, disruption, prolongation and acceleration of works. Typifying such high professional regard, Sally has been elected a committee member of the Technology & Construction Solicitors Association (TeCSA).

London: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Leading individuals

Sally Davies - Mayer Brown International LLP

Within: Professional negligence

Mayer Brown International LLP's 'robust and creative team' is engaged on high-profile professional negligence disputes across the legal, engineering, construction and property sectors, where it is instructed by a raft of leading insurers. The team is commended for its international reach and for its experience in cross-border disputes. Head of insurance William Glassey regularly defends claims against solicitors, barristers, pensions actuaries and property professionals, while Michael Regan, who heads the construction and engineering group, is noted for complex construction-related claims. Sally Davies, who co-leads the construction and engineering professional indemnity team, is 'very client-friendly, and is able to steer a course between insurer and insured to deliver a result'. Elsewhere, Jim Oulton delivers 'really outstanding client care and legal advice', and James Morris, who was recently promoted to partner, and Jonathan Stone are experienced in construction-related claims.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Mayer Brown International LLP fields a team of experienced lawyers, who are regularly instructed to advise on infrastructure transactions. The group is noted for its construction and engineering expertise, assisting governments, purchasers and suppliers from a variety of sectors. Practice head Michael Regan and Sally Davies are key contacts in this area, with both particularly well versed in contentious matters. It is also involved in various international project financings and in transactions in the oil & gas sector. Jonathan Stone, Jonathan Olson-Welsh and counsel Tamsin Travers are also part of the construction & engineering group.

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