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What the team is known for Respected department offering clients a balanced service of transactional and dispute resolution advice as part of a wider national team. Represents clients varying from public sector health bodies and government authorities to private developers, contractors and employers. Offers particular strength in the higher education and social housing sectors. Also demonstrates expertise in energy sector construction work.
Strengths One client praises the team's "ability to translate complex issues into understandable language."
"They have a particular knack for understanding their clients' businesses and so are able to make recommendations for settlements and solutions that fit well with our business model," another adds.
Work highlights Advised the Transport for Wales procurement team on the preparation of construction contracts for the Infrastructure Delivery Partners for the Wales and Borders Rail Service and South East Wales Metro.
Joanna Rees regularly advises clients, including government bodies, on both contractual and contentious aspects of construction projects.
"She takes the time to know her client and propose solutions to problems that work for that client. She's very commercially astute." "She's excellent; she's focused on clients and on top of the legal arguments and the facts."