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Construction
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Provided by Richard Adams

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Construction & engineering Partner; a specialist construction troubleshooting and disputes lawyer with a sector focus covering Transport, Energy & Utilities and Real Estate infrastructure.

Recent matters include providing strategic troubleshooting advice and acting in adjudications and arbitrations for a main contractor on a complex road infrastructure project; advising an international client on disputes relating to the construction and fit out of headquarters in central London; advising an international client involved in the nuclear industry on disputes with a specialist contractor valued in the region of €300m; advising Birmingham City Council in relation to capital projects associated with the 2022 Commonwealth Games; advising a local authority on cladding and fire safety issues in relation to two residential blocks

Career

Law degree at University of Bristol, followed by commercial and legal roles in a construction consultancy with focus on disputes avoidance and resolution. Trained at Burges Salmon and qualified into the Construction & Engineering team in 2011. Senior Associate in 2016 and Partner in 2018.

Professional Memberships

The Technology and Construction Solicitors Association and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Personal

Attended primary and comprehensive secondary school in Northern Ireland. Law at University of Bristol.

Leisure: cycling, swimming, attending the theatre and spending time with family.

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Construction - South West
3
Band 3

Richard Adams specialises in contentious construction issues, advising on major contractual disputes along with claims for defects and delays. He has experience handling arbitration and adjudication proceedings as well as litigation.
"Richard is very practical, with strong case management skills, and provides clear strategic direction for the team." "He is all over the brief and knows every detail. He also has a desire to reach a sensible commercial outcome."

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