Kirsti Olson

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Dual-qualified in Scotland and England, Kirsti is a construction dispute resolution lawyer with 24 years' PQE, based in our Edinburgh office. She deals with multi-million-pound construction disputes arising out of the transport sector (rail and roads), energy-related projects (rig construction and refurbishment, offshore decommissioning and renewables) as well as regularly advising and representing parties in PFI/PPP projects (schools, hospitals, prisons and roads) throughout the UK.

Recent work includes advice in relation to the construction of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route and advice to the Official Receiver following the collapse of Carillion plc. Key clients also include Bouygues E&S Contracting UK Limited, Taylor Wimpey, Halcrow, Galliford Try, Persimmon and Network Rail. Kirsti has an LL.M. (with distinction) in Construction Law.

She is a member of the Society of Construction Law and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is Chair of Oil and Gas UK's Decommissioning Working Group (which recently drafted the new LOGIC standard form decommissioning contract). She is also a member of Aberdeen University's Industrial Advisory Board and a lecturer on its LL.M. course in Decommissioning.

Professional Memberships

Solicitor, England and Wales

Law Society of Scotland, Scotland