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UK 2022
London (Firms) Construction
Band 3

4 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by Beale & Co

Beale & Company are proud to be recognised as leading in this field. We have 50 years’ experience of advising on high profile and complex projects and have developed an unrivalled knowledge of the construction, engineering and infrastructure sectors.

They stay at the forefront of new industry developments, on both a domestic and international level, to ensure they provide practical advice and achieve the results our clients need. They advise on a wide range of projects and on all aspects of the construction process – from inception to completion – including advice when things go wrong.

Their end-to-end service offers contentious and non-contentious Projects and Construction advice across the industry including:

  • Commercial Development;
  • Hotel and Leisure;
  • Outsourcing and Facilities Management;
  • Transport (including roads, rail and ports);
  • Energy and Power;
  • ​Waste Management;
  • Defence;
  • Education;
  • Healthcare;
  • Regeneration;
  • Residential Development; and
  • Water and Utilities

They work with construction professionals, contractors, developers, investors, employers and their insurers throughout the world, offering cost-effective advice that’s focused on finding solutions.

Many of their lawyers have worked in consulting and contracting organisations as employees or secondees. They understand the sector, the demands upon their clients and what is needed from them as lawyers.

Close involvement with industry organisations such as the ACE and RIBA ensures they remain at the forefront of industry developments.

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers
Construction: Contentious - London (Firms)
Band 3
What the team is known for

Respected team of construction specialists with strong experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Regularly acts for a number of prominent industry clients including consultants, contractors, governments and insurers. Noted for possessing expertise in a number of sectors, including commercial and residential development, energy, transport and utilities. Possesses a noteworthy domestic offering which is complemented by international work in Africa and the Middle East.


"Beale & Co have strong experience and a good understanding of the industry," one interviewee remarks, adding: "They really know what matters to the client and protect their interests."

One client says that the lawyers "are consistently reliable and provide cost-effective solutions on difficult cases."

Another reveals that Beale & Co "deliver high-end services, are always very approachable and are able to provide sound, pragmatic advice."

Notable practitioners

Michael Salau acts for a broad range of contractors and consultants on complex construction disputes. He frequently assists with delay and defect claims in adjudications and court proceedings relating to significant infrastructure and mixed-use developments.
"I've always been struck by his ability to see the bigger picture and what is commercially important in a case."

Sheena Sood leads the firm's contentious construction practice and has strong experience in both domestic and international disputes. She is often brought in to provide assistance with claims concerning negligence in energy and transport infrastructure projects.
"Sheena is a heavy hitter in the construction insurance world who is tactical and has a great understanding of the industry." "She is very knowledgeable in terms of the process, the law and the insurance market."

Will Buckby leads the firm's contracts and projects advisory team, and routinely acts on behalf of construction contractors, consultants and employers on transactions in the UK and the Middle East. He is particularly adept at advising on the contractual documentation for large infrastructure projects.
"Will is an experienced and well-respected lawyer." "He provides immediate and actionable advice that is usable in a business environment."

Antony Smith maintains a healthy reputation for his proficient representation of clients in litigation, arbitration and adjudications arising out of domestic construction projects. He possesses significant experience in disputes concerning energy and transport infrastructure projects abroad, particularly those in Africa and Europe.
"Antony is a great strategist and is experienced, knowledgeable and very personable." "Antony’s years of litigation experience mean that he is excellent at handling technical issues and the overall claim strategy." "He is a very bright and well-informed lawyer who has an excellent knowledge of the construction and engineering industry."

Ranked Lawyers at
Beale & Co

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London (Firms)

Construction: Contentious

Antony Smith
Band 2
Sheena Sood
Band 4
Michael Salau
Band 5
Construction: Non-contentious

Will Buckby
Band 4


Provided by Beale & Co

Andrew Croft

Anna Braden

Ben Spannuth

Ian Masser

James Vernon

Joanna Lewis

John Henderson

Nadir Hasan

Nathan Modell

Nicholas Smith

Sheena Sood

Stephen Jones


Provided by Beale & Co

Arup Group Limited

Arup Group Limited

Association for Consultancy and Engineering

Atkins Limited

BAM Nuttall



Mott MacDonald


Ramboll UK Limited



WYG Group


Provided by Beale & Co

Commercial Development



Design and Build


Energy and Power



Hotel and Leisure

Outsourcing and Facilities Management


Residential Development



Transport (including road, rail and ports)

Waste Management

Water and Utilities