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Ashurst

Construction

4 ranked lawyersBand 2London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Established construction practice regularly called upon to advise developers on the contractual aspects of domestic infrastructure and energy developments. Highly experienced in major retail and residential schemes. Also offers significant experience of solar and waste-to-energy projects, as well as social infrastructure developments such as hospitals and roads.

Strengths

One client says: "They cut very quickly to the matter at the heart of the issue and were very strategic in laying out a way forward together with the other side."

"They are very proactive and always happy to provide a second opinion," another client remarks.

Interviewees say: "They find sensible solutions by looking beyond just a purely legalistic view."

Work highlights

Assisted Panattoni with construction contracts, forward funding and development agreements for the £200 million development of a logistics warehouse at Symmetry Park, Swindon.

Notable practitioners

Ben Patton is co-leader of the firm's construction practice, providing procurement and construction contract advice on project in the build-to-rent, logistics and infrastructure sectors.
"He has deep construction sector expertise."

Madeleine Pope is a construction partner who is noted for her adept representation of developers and contractors. She regularly advises on delay and disruption claims relating to energy, healthcare and education sector developments.

Matthew Bool frequently acts for developer clients on a range of non-contentious construction law matters. He often advises on office and mixed-use development schemes and possesses further expertise in relation to art and education sector projects.
"As a lawyer he is attentive, extremely driven and offers an exemplary service."

Michael Smith possesses considerable experience in relation to energy and transport development projects. He handles a range of transactional matters and is highly skilled in advising on construction-related documentation, including infrastructure and EPC contracts.
"He can be relied upon to protect our position and support us in complex negotiations."

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London (Firms)

Construction: Contentious


Madeleine Pope
Up and Coming

Construction: Non-contentious


Ben Patton
Band 6
Matthew Bool
Band 4
Michael J Smith
Band 4