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Forsters LLP

Construction

4 ranked lawyersBand 5London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well-respected firm with a strong reputation for purchaser-side representation in both a contentious and non-contentious capacity. Receives regular instructions to advise clients on large-scale domestic residential and commercial developments. Able to assist with construction-related disputes, with experience in representing clients in the Technology and Construction Court, as well as arbitrations and adjudications.

Strengths

Interviewees say: "Forsters prepare cases meticulously, think commercially and are conscious of providing value for money for the client."

"They are very commercial, incredibly responsive and cut through all of the unnecessary jargon," an impressed client reveals.

Another client remarks that the team "is approachable, friendly and has all the knowledge and skill set required to support our business."

Work highlights

Advised Southrop Estates in respect of a delay and defects claim arising out of the renovation and redevelopment of a country house hotel.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Parker routinely advises developers in relation to contentious construction matters arising out of various property developments, including hotels and student accommodation. He has a strong understanding of claims concerning substantial defects, including cladding issues.
"Andrew is a well-known partner with great interpersonal skills and judgement." "He prepares and presents cases meticulously - he has an extraordinary knack for quickly getting to the heart of a dispute and identifying the key issues." "Andrew Parker is an exceptional lawyer who always responds quickly with sound advice."

Emily Holdstock is a partner in Forsters' construction team who focuses her practice on resolving non-contentious issues. She advises both contractors and developers on the full range of construction and engineering contracts and has noteworthy experience assisting with logistic, hospitality and residential developments.
"She is very efficient and able to simplify complex projects." "She is proactive, considered and pragmatic in the advice she provides."

Richard Spring is a senior associate in the construction team at Forsters and is based in the firm's London office. He regularly assists with the negotiation of construction contracts and professional appointments for hospitality, residential and logistics developments.
"He is a pleasure to work with and provides legal advice that is practical and fair." "He is a hard-working lawyer who has a good knowledge of the law." "Richard always has time to deal with our issues and is very approachable. He is straight-talking and concise in all matters."

Sarah Cook routinely advises on the contracts and other construction documentation for major development projects, including residential, commercial and retail schemes.
"Our experience with Sarah is outstanding - her responsiveness is impossible to compete with and she is a consistently thorough adviser." "She has excellent experience and is pragmatic, efficient and personable."

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London (Firms)

Construction: Contentious


Andrew Parker
Band 5

Construction: Non-contentious


Emily Holdstock
Up and Coming
Richard Spring
Associates to watch
Sarah Cook
Band 3