Hogan Lovells

Construction Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Sterling practice with acknowledged strength in the full range of construction work. Significant experience acting on contentious and non-contentious matters for both contractors and developers. Acts on big-ticket matters in the UK and around the globe, often advising on energy and property development issues. London team is complemented by an extensive global network of offices. Regularly acts for an impressive range of employers, contractors and funders.

Strengths One client remarks that the firm is "a pleasure to work with and very good at cohesively working together."

Another describes the team as "friendly, efficient and proactive," adding: "They are communicative, responsive and just get on with things."

"It is a powerhouse firm that has global coverage and some of the most respected lawyers in the world leading their practices," according to interviewees.

Work highlights Advised King's Cross Central on all construction aspects of its £2 billion redevelopment project to create a new 67-acre mixed-use site.

Notable practitioners


Gillian Thomas
is considered a go-to lawyer for non-contentious construction matters. She often advises clients on procurement and contracts relating to significant residential, mixed-use and regeneration projects.
"She has excellent negotiation skills and is able to resolve complex issues by coming up with creative solutions and strategies. Her vast experience in dealing with construction-related matters has resulted in us receiving prompt and expert advice."


Roberta Downey
is a respected construction lawyer due to her adept representation of clients in a range of contentious matters, including adjudications and arbitrations. She frequently assists with disputes involving energy sector developments and urban regeneration projects.
"She is an extremely impressive and really clever litigator." "She's a distinguished lawyer who is very solution-orientated and attentive."