Construction Legal Director
Paul has specialised since 1991 on construction and engineering law matters. He is widely experienced acting on behalf of public and private sector employers, contractors, consultants, sub-contractors, suppliers and bondsmen in all forms of dispute resolution on contentious matters including adjudication, litigation, arbitration, expert determination, mediation and alternative dispute resolution.
Paul has extensive experience in non-contentious construction and engineering matters. This includes preparing, amending, negotiating and advising on building and engineering contracts and sub-contracts (including the various forms of NEC, JCT and ICE contracts), consultants’ appointments (including bespoke and institutional forms of appointment), collateral warranties, novation agreements, security documentation and terms and conditions. Paul advises on non-contentious construction aspects of projects from inception, procurement, tendering, contract drafting, contract negotiation to contract execution. He also carries out due diligence exercises for financial institutions/funders and for prospective purchasers of constructed commercial properties and advises on issues relating to procurement of projects.
Described by Legal 500 as having “excellent knowledge of construction contracts and disputes”. Described by Chambers as having an ability to quickly understand and identify key issues of a very complex dispute.
In Paul’s spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, the cinema, watching sport, current affairs and reading historical fiction.