Asif Patel > Devonshires Solicitors LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Devonshires Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Construction & Engineering


Asif is a Partner at Devonshires and the head of the non-contentious Construction, Engineering & Procurement team.  Asif provides strategic advice to our clients from pre-planning through to project completion and onward sale. He is the ‘go to’ person on transactional construction matters, assisting clients with all forms of construction procurement, including (but not limited to) traditional, design and build, modular construction, joint venture, management contracting and construction management. Asif’s experience and expertise covers: (1) advice on the procurement approach for construction projects, (2) drafting and negotiating all forms of industry specific construction contracts, bespoke construction contracts, development agreements, professional appointments, collateral warranties, deeds of novation, deeds of variation, performance bonds, parent company guarantees, asset management and facilities management contracts, (3) setting up tax efficient public sector development vehicles, (4) providing strategic advice on the delivery of distressed projects or projects in delay or over budget, (5) advising on contractor insolvency, and (6) advising on all forms of construction insurance.

A few testimonials from his clients:

‘Asif Patel is very personable, makes everything simple to understand, delivers on promises, responds quickly, and makes the whole process very straight forward’

‘Asif Patel has a highly pragmatic approach to contract drafting. He has a highly measured and engaging approach.’

‘Excellent responsive service, completes tasks in line with agreed timescales, excellent advice provided, and looks for solutions to suit all.


Following 3 years in the insurance sector, Asif joined Devonshires where he trained and qualified.


Society of Construction Law


Asif graduated from Lancaster University with a LLB (Hons) in Law, before completing his LPC at the College of Law in Chester.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Construction: non-contentious

Devonshires Solicitors LLP engages in substantial work for social housing developers, local authorities, and private sector clients. Co-led by Asif Patel and Mark London, the group provides a breadth of services from initial planning to project completion. Patel specialises in strategic advice while London brings extensive experience with residential developers and contractors. Senior solicitor Sasha Pirbhai contributes expertise in contract negotiation, drafting, and handling distressed projects.