Eversheds Sutherland

Construction Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Proficient construction team noted for its representation of developers, contractors and investors. Adept at assisting clients with front-end procurement and contract negotiation, as well as court proceedings and adjudications concerning delay and defect claims. Possesses a considerable presence in the transport, energy and commercial development sectors. Regularly assists with significant domestic projects, in addition to handling mandates relating to European developments.

Strengths One client says: "The team has a wide knowledge of our business and an appreciation of industry contracts."

Work highlights Advised Dairy Crest on the procurement aspects of various projects, including its £85 million expansion of the Davidstow creamery and the construction of an Innovation Centre on the Harper Adams University campus.

Notable practitioners


Jessica Neuberger
is noted for her frequent representation of clients in High Court and Technology and Construction Court cases. She assists clients with claims involving both domestic and international energy developments, as well as PFI projects.
"Her approach has been spot-on and mixed precise legal analysis with the commercial awareness needed to manage sensitive issues." "She knows everything about the PFI sector and has wider experience in the construction industry."


Jonathan Bowley
frequently handles non-contentious construction work for major household-name companies as well as leading investors. He is experienced in advising on the procurement of domestic projects, as well as drafting and negotiating construction contracts.
"He has great attention to detail and takes the time to understand our business and the risks that we are okay with taking."


Jonathan Douglas
has deep expertise in construction disputes concerning residential developments and PFI projects. He frequently assists with extension of time and loss and expense cases heard before adjudicatory hearings and various courts.
"Jonathan is a clever, motivated and diligent lawyer." "He’s very good at providing pragmatic, balanced and reasoned advice."