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Provided by Jess Connors

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Jess Connors specialises in substantial and complex commercial and construction disputes. She regularly appears before the English Commercial Court, the TCC, and in international arbitrations (including LCIA, UNCITRAL and ICC), both as sole counsel and as part of a larger counsel team.

Jess is a highly skilled, persuasive and experienced advocate, known for her effective and robust cross-examination. She has particular experience and expertise in: Construction and infrastructure disputes, including off-shore, on JCT, NEC, FIDIC and bespoke contracts, and related professional negligence disputes; PFI contract disputes; Energy disputes, including nuclear, renewables, waste, bulk electricity supply, rig hire and pipeline construction; Oil and gas disputes, including JOAs, PSCs, back-in disputes and equity determinations; Insurance, bonds and guarantees.

Jess speaks good Japanese and fluent French.

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Construction - UK
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Band 3

Jess Connors
Jess Connors maintains a wide-ranging practice, which covers domestic disputes alongside international arbitration. She has acted for prominent employers and contractors in disputes across the world. Her practice relates to a variety of areas including energy, infrastructure and residential developments. Her experience includes litigation involving allegedly defective cladding.

Strengths

"She is so on top of everything, it's amazing. She takes a really big picture overview and her accuracy is extraordinary."

Recent work

Instructed by the second defendant in a GBP72 million TCC claim arising from a fire during construction works at a coal-fired power station.

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