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DAC Beachcroft LLP

Construction

4 ranked lawyersBand 1North EastUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

A highly regarded team noted for its representation of purchasers and suppliers in complex contentious and non-contentious construction matters. Acts for clients across both the private and public sectors and is notably active on behalf of residential developers, construction professionals, design-and-build contractors and academic institutions. Has also recently acted for a number of financial services sector clients. Strong specialist knowledge in energy projects and accommodation developments, and well known for handling insurance-related matters.

Strengths

One satisfied client enthuses that the team is "my first-choice legal team. Their approachability and client focus are first class."

Another client notes the lawyers are "very responsive and very helpful."

Work highlights

Advised Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council on a development management agreement with St Modwen Developments.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Clough assists clients from the private sector with construction disputes. One client describes him as "very good to deal with and very mindful of what our requirements have been."

James Harrison is an expert in non-contentious construction matters and regularly advises clients on building agreements, funding packages and public procurement matters. He acts for clients from the housing, contracting, education and public sectors. One satisfied client comments: "James Harrison has such a thorough understanding of the construction industry and the various suites of documents commonly used."

Stephen McLellan assists clients from the property development and renewable energy industries with contentious construction matters. One client attests: "He's very client friendly."

Warren Kemp is specialised in contentious construction matters and represents clients in disputes relating to construction contracts, design defects and project costs. One client notes: "His all-round service is excellent. I put complete trust in him in terms of strategy and he always manages expectations." Another client adds: "His pragmatic and practical approach is much valued. He is also extremely responsive when the situation needs a quick response."

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Construction Department

DAC Beachcroft LLP

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Department location

Wellbar Central, 36 Gallowgate

Newcastle upon Tyne

Tyne & Wear

UK

NE1 4TD

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North East

Construction


Andrew Clough
Up and Coming
James Harrison
Band 1
Stephen McLellan
Up and Coming
Warren Kemp
Band 2