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Email: commercial@no5.com

Tel: +44  (0)870 203 5555

After 15 years working in the construction industry, I was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1994.  Following my call I worked for two construction industry plc’s as In House Counsel.  I have been  in independent practice at No. 5 Chambers  in Birmingham since 2000.  Naturally, my practice specialises in work relating to the construction industry.  I have significant experience of all major forms of standard contract JCT, ICE 5th, 6th, 7th, NEC, I CHEM E, I Mech E, GC Works, FIDIC, the Singapore Standard form.  I regularly appear in the Technology and Construction Court as well as other civil courts.  I am a member of TECBAR.

My experience of the construction industry (now 29 years), combined with practice at the bar means that I am well placed to act for parties from a very early stage from claims developing into disputes all the way through to the highest courts in the land.  I  act as an advocate in Court, Arbitration, Mediation and Adjudication.  I also give advice in relation to strategic management of claims and disputes as well as drafting contracts and other documentation.  As the bar operates as a referral profession I receives instruction from solicitors and construction professionals such as Chartered Surveyor's Architects and Civil Engineers.

Recent Reported Cases include:

Parsons Plastics (Research & Development) Ltd v Purac Ltd [2002] EWCA Civ 459 12th April 2002 ;[2002] BLR 334;CILL1868; adjudication.co.uk.

Shimizu Europe Ltd v LBJ Fabrications Ltd (2003) EWHC 1229 (TCC); CILL2015

 RJ Knapman and Sons Ltd v Richards and Others [2006] EWHC 2518 (TCC) (12th October 2006); CILL2400

Thomas Vale Contruction plc v Brookside Syston Ltd [2006] EWHC 3637


For more information, a c.v. or to discuss any specific issues:

Email: commercial@no5.com

Tel:      +44  (0)870 203 5555


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