Esther McDermott > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile


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Esther specializes in construction, engineering and infrastructure disputes. In particular, she undertakes all types of dispute resolution work for employers, main contractors, contractors and developers, including arbitration (international and domestic), litigation in the Technology and Construction Court and the Chancery Division of the High Court, mediation and adjudication.

Esther acts as project counsel for clients and has significant experience in the management of complex multi-party litigation and international arbitration matters. She is also a Solicitor Advocate (All Higher Courts). Esther’s experience includes all types of construction, engineering and infrastructure disputes within a wide range of sectors including oil and gas, renewables, roads, railway, aviation, residential/multi-use developments and PFI/PPP projects.


Solicitor, Senior Courts of England and Wales

Solicitor Advocate, Higher Court Rights of Audience


The College of Law, 2007, Postgraduate Diploma and Legal Practice Course

The College of Law, Birmingham, 2007, Law (LLB Hons)

The College of Law, Birmingham, 2007, LPC

The College of Law, Birmingham, 2006, Postgraduate Diploma in Law,

University of Bath, 2000, BA, Modern Languages and European Studies; Hons.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Construction: contentious

Dentons advises on a range of domestic and international projects. In the UK, it is active in build and development disputes, and offers TCC litigation, adjudication and ADR methods. Internationally, it offers arbitration advice on major energy and infrastructure projects. Esther McDermott leads the team, specialising in PFI and payment disputes, as well as professional negligence claims. Meanwhile, Akin Akinbode  focuses on engineering and construction dispute resolution.