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What the team is known for

Well-resourced construction group handling both contentious and non-contentious matters for a host of private and public sector clients including contractors, developers, funders and local authorities. Notably active in the student accommodation, retail, transportation and energy sectors. Regularly advises on the construction aspects of significant residential and commercial redevelopments, including town centre regeneration projects.

Strengths

One client describes the team as "outstanding," adding: "They are always available to discuss issues and are very detailed and knowledgeable in their responses."

One interviewee describes the team as "approachable, friendly and good value."

One source reports: "The quality of the team is very high, including junior lawyers."

Work highlights

Acted for Engie on the refurbishment of 1,216 existing rooms and the addition of 117 new rooms at Kingston University’s Kingston Hill and Seething Wells sites.

Notable practitioners

Carly Thorpe regularly assists contractors and developers with both contentious and transactional aspects of construction projects. She is experienced in negotiating and drafting a wide range of construction contracts as well as representing clients before the courts and at adjudication.
"She is extremely well organised and keeps the litigation pointing in one direction." "She is always courteous and efficient with all matters presented to her."

Dan Lyon handles both non-contentious and contentious construction work, primarily for developers. He frequently assists clients with large projects including build-to-rent property, student accommodation and leisure facilities.

Jules Harbage regularly handles construction disputes for a range of clients including public bodies, contractors and developers. He also provides advice on construction contracts and other non-contentious matters, with particular strength in energy sector projects.
"Jules is a construction oracle - he is extremely knowledgeable on all matters and is very good at explaining things very clearly." "He is very capable, tactically astute and focused - he doesn't get distracted by the ups and downs of litigation." "He has outstanding knowledge and practical insight."

Martin Scott is an experienced practitioner who regularly advises on complex claims arising from large development projects. He assists clients with claims for defective work and negligence, particularly in relation to residential properties.

Tom Peel advises clients on both non-contentious and contentious aspects of construction projects, including commercial, mixed-use and residential developments.
"He is pragmatic, knowledgeable, and he actions requirements quickly and to a high standard." "He is very down to earth, straightforward and commercially realistic."

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Overview

The Construction & Engineering Group has a long established reputation for offering clients technical yet practical advice taking into account the commercial realities under which our clients operate. The Group is unique in offering lawyers who have been trained to operate in both contentious and non-contentious law and includes a strong Construction & Engineering Disputes Team. This means that we can offer our clients a detailed and practical understanding of how the contracts are negotiated and operated. We focus on the key issues allowing our clients to achieve their objectives efficiently. It also means that you benefit from the same legal team providing advice from cradle to grave on any project.

Our client base takes in all aspects of the industry. We advise both public and private sector clients in areas from energy, leisure, retail, commercial, industrial and international projects. Our clients include listed companies, local authorities and educational institutions, banks, developers, contractors, specialist sub-contractors and consultants.

Construction

Walker Morris LLP

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Location

33 Wellington Street

Leeds

West Yorkshire

UK

LS1 4DL

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Yorkshire

Construction


Carly Thorpe
Associates to watch
Dan Lyon
Band 4
Jules Harbage
Band 2
Martin Scott
Band 3
Tom Peel
Band 1