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Hugh James

Construction

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What the team is known for

Well-established construction department advising clients in both the public and private sectors, including government bodies, developers and contractors. Works with local and national clients on front and back-end construction matters. Remains active in numerous industry sectors, such as social housing and energy, including renewables. Handles a range of dispute resolution work, including adjudications, litigation and arbitrations.

Strengths

"Hugh James is a very professional and well-resourced firm," one client remarks, adding: "The team is very knowledgeable and provides very good updates on the sector."

Work highlights

Acted for the Welsh Government in an arbitration against Costain in connection with cost overruns on a £340 million road expansion project in South Wales.

Notable practitioners

Ioan Prydderch regularly advises on large-scale projects in sectors such as transport, energy and education in relation to non-contentious and contentious construction matters. He counts both private and public sector clients among his impressive client base, including developers and local authorities.
''Ioan Prydderch understands the problems we may come up against and is very responsive.''

Iwan Jenkins focuses his practice on non-contentious construction matters, regularly advising on projects in the commercial property and transport sectors. He is noted for his expertise in the energy and projects space.

Matthew Stevens is routinely called upon for assistance with non-contentious and contentious construction matters across a wide range of sectors. He is well regarded for his dispute resolution skills and acts for a variety of clients, including developers and housing associations.

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Overview

We have a proven track record of successfully advising clients involved in projects and disputes in the construction, engineering and energy sectors. Our team has extensive experience of advising clients in a wide range of projects from housing, commercial and retail to infrastructure, transport and renewable energy. We also carry out due diligence work for funders involved in development or project finance.

Reliable legal support is essential to ensure that your business is protected and that your project is delivered on budget and time. Often this is a team effort and involves us working closely with you and your consultants. Having the legal knowledge to advise on what needs to be reflected in the project documents from the outset is key.

When disputes arise, we use our knowledge and experience to help you resolve them in the quickest and most cost effective way, whatever their type and size. Whether this is through advising in the background, negotiation, adjudication or litigation, we ensure that your business is placed in the strongest possible position to achieve the best result.

Last but not least, we have an approach to our work which we know our clients appreciate. Having the knowledge is one thing but applying it in a commercial and practical way is what we believe we do best.

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Construction

Hugh James

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Location

Two Central Square

Central Square

Cardiff

South Glamorgan

UK

CF10 1FS

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Wales

Construction


Ioan Prydderch
Band 1
Iwan Jenkins
Band 2
Matthew Stevens
Up and Coming