Ledingham Chalmers LLP

Jennifer Young

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Jennifer is the firm’s chairman responsible for strategic planning, governance, people and business development and client management. Alongside that role, she continues to provide legal support to a wide variety of businesses in the construction and engineering sectors. She heads the construction team, specialising in contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering law. She has been principal construction law adviser on a number of projects for property developers, educational institutions, commercial clients procuring construction work and specialist sub-contractors, advising on pre-construction procurement issues, risk management during construction as well as dispute management and resolution. That includes carrying out risk reviews, analysis and negotiation of construction and engineering contracts, as well as utilising her dispute management experience in litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation. Particular sector experience working with oil and gas contractors as well as in the traditional construction sector.

Professional Memberships

Accredited as a specialist in Construction Law by the Law Society of Scotland. Convenor of the Law Society's Construction Law Accreditation Panel.


Qualified in 1993 with Dundas & Wilson. Partner with Ledingham Chalmers since 1998. Chairman since 1 January 2012.


Board Director and Vice President of Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce. Elected to CBI Scotland Council. Enjoys family time and cycling.