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DLA Piper LLP

Construction

3 ranked lawyersBand 2North WestUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Respected practice with a good local profile for contentious work. Experienced across a variety of matters, including developments in the utilities, renewables and infrastructure areas. Regularly acts for employers, investment funds, and local authorities. Recent activity includes acting on disputes connected to developments in the education, manufacturing, healthcare and transport sectors, as well as PFI and PPP projects.

Strengths

One client finds that the department "is supportive and provides high-value and complex technical, legal advice. The client care is strong, and their advice is robust."

Another comments: "This team is a market leader in the UK contentious PFI market."

Work highlights

Represented private clients in a landmark case in which the enforcement of the adjudicator’s decision was successfully resisted on the basis that the contractor had failed to comply with the time bar set out in the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Short Contract when referring a dispute in relation to payment to adjudication.

Notable practitioners

Alison Fagan has in-depth expertise in PFI disputes and advises clients in infrastructure, education and healthcare, and many other sectors besides.
"Excellent - Alison proffers strength, depth and expertise in PFI."

David Moss has a strong practice in construction disputes, and frequently advises on large-scale projects, including PPP and cross-border matters.
"David is very personable and understanding of the client's needs, as well as pragmatic and high-performing. I have every confidence in the advice he provides because he has an impressive track record of getting it right."

Paul Giles has extensive experience being instructed by an impressive range of clients on disputes in various sectors, including infrastructure, healthcare and energy.
"Paul is very hands-on but also strategic, commercial and proactive, and turns advice around in a timely manner. Through his help we've been able to have an actual commercial dialogue, and so have averted formal and costly dispute resolution."

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Construction Department

DLA Piper LLP

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Department location

160 Aldersgate Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC1A 4HT

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North West

Construction


Alison Fagan
Band 4
David J Moss
Band 2