Whatever the nature of the project, owners, developers, contractors, funders and the professional team need specialist advice on contracts, warranties, appointments and related documentation. In today’s climate, ensuring that risk is clearly understood and projects are completed on time and to budget has never been more essential.
From the technical knowledge to advice on contracts from inception to completion, with a robust approach to the resolution of disputes, Keystone’s lawyers have all the skills and experience to offer pragmatic, cost effective, and sensible legal solutions on all construction projects. We work with all stakeholders in any construction project, across a broad range of interests within the industry. We therefore have a panoramic view, which saves clients time and money. The team has in-depth experience in dispute resolution and can also offer expert advice if litigation becomes a necessity.
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Our in depth construction sector knowledge allows us to effectively advise clients on how best to deal with any dispute. We are able to give timely advice on how best to prevent a dispute and the legal merits to enable clients to negotiate a commercial settlement. Failing these, our team has significant experience in successfully guiding clients through the plethora of other options available to them including mediation, adjudication, arbitration or litigation. We have substantial experience in representing clients in the courts, including at the Technology and Construction Court.
We understand that disputes can lead to expensive court fees; we work with a number of trusted providers of both before and after the event legal cover solutions and are ourselves open to both contingency and conditionally based fee arrangements.
Clare is a commercial lawyer with a focus on infrastructure and Africa. Since joining Keystone Law in 2007, she has spent much of her time supporting the in-house legal team of a London-based company developing infrastructure projects (power, transportation, and water) in sub-Saharan Africa, working on all phases from development through to implementation and construction.
Deborah specialises in transactional construction, with a particular focus on collaborative working in both the contract negotiation phase and setting up provisions for collaboration between the client and the construction team during the project itself using both bespoke contracts and common industry standard forms such as JCT, NEC, ICE, and FIDIC contracts.
Jon is a Construction and Engineering specialist, handling both contentious and non-contentious legal work. His practice focuses, largely, on acting for employers and their design teams, as well as contractors and engineers.
Ben deals predominantly with construction law but also advises on commercial, property and dispute matters. He has many years’ experience in the construction industry, both within his own building business and advising subcontractors, contractors, developers and employers who operate in a variety of different construction sectors in a legal capacity. He also advises freeholders, leaseholders, landlords and tenants across a wide range of property law matters.
Ashton is primarily a litigator specialising in construction and property matters, property development issues including resolution of party wall disputes, and enfranchisement.
Nigel is a skilled commercial litigator with an impressive career spanning three decades. He works across a variety of sectors but focuses his practice on the construction industry, with a client base largely consisting of major plant hire, and scaffolding and crane companies.
Louise is a consultant in the property and construction team. She is a knowledgeable and respected specialist adviser with over 20 years’ experience of contentious construction and engineering disputes acquired in the road and rail sectors, in PFI, on tunnelling and dredging projects, and in the residential, retail, hotel, education, and health and leisure sectors
Leigh is an experienced international lawyer. Having spent many years as a leader and partner in leading international law firms, as well as in-house, his client portfolio comprises governments, companies and high-net-worth individuals on matters involving international development and project finance, production supply ventures, and commercial and compliance issues.
David is a skilled consultant specialising in infrastructure and projects. He has many years’ experience of advising UK Government bodies, contractors and funders on the procurement and negotiation of major infrastructure projects, in particular using PFI and PPP models. Many of his projects have involved pioneering new models and structures.
Martin is a consultant in the Construction team with particular expertise in the interpretation and drafting of construction and related contracts for clients in both public and private sectors.
Peter has over 30 years’ experience dealing with all aspects of construction law. His extensive practice encompasses contract drafting, development projects, PFI, public procurement, and dispute resolution (including adjudication).
Jason is a consultant in the Litigation team specialising in construction, product liability, and property litigation. He has acted for blue chip construction and property companies, insurance companies, high-net-worth individuals, retailers and estate managers.
Andrew is a commercial litigator who over the past two decades has carved out a reputation for his work within the construction industry. His practice consists largely of legal work for major plant hire, scaffolding and crane companies.
Alex is a construction and engineering law specialist. He has been involved in UK and international construction and engineering projects for over 25 years, having spent a decade in the construction industry working as a civil engineer and project manager, prior to becoming a lawyer.
Ian is a Consultant Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution team and his practice covers general commercial litigation and international commercial arbitration. He has considerable experience in the oil and gas, renewables, mining and infrastructure fields, as well as in international trade, maritime and shipping, commodities, construction and real estate development, shareholder disputes, finance, hospitality, media, trusts, insurance, and pharmaceuticals.
Ronan specialises in construction law and has impressive international experience in both contentious and non-contentious construction matters.
Jeremy is a solicitor advocate with 20 years’ experience in advising on all aspects of regulatory law including risk, compliance and enforcement matters. With expertise in health and safety, trading standards, food and fire safety, environmental, road transport, licensing, betting and gaming, he has worked extensively in the leisure and entertainment industry.