John is a Partner and our Head of Construction. He has over 20 years’ experience specialising in non-contentious construction law and dispute resolution. His clients include funders, developers, consultants, insurers, contractors and sub-contractors. John advises in relation to all major standard form contracts, appointments and sub-contracts, and a vast array of bespoke forms; development, joint venture and framework agreements; collateral warranties, schedules of third party rights, and other security documents. John also has extensive experience in construction dispute resolution, including litigation, mediation, arbitration and adjudication.

    He is a visiting lecturer at a number of universities and is the author of Law in Practice, RIBA Publishing (Third Edition).

    Acted for the developer in the collaboration with a well-known US hotel brand on the development of a new 225 bedroom hotel in Edinburgh.

    Acted on the £30 million residential redevelopment of office space in Central London for a commercial developer.

    Acted for one of London’s Great Estates in a joint venture development of a destination sportswear store on Oxford Street.

    Acted on the residential redevelopment of a listed building in Central London into 25 apartments.

    Conducted a number of high value adjudications, acting for developers and professional consultants, and acted in actions to enforce (and resist enforcement of) adjudicator’s awards.

    Firmwide awards

    • Solicitors for the Elderly
    • British Italian Lawyers Association
    • Indian Council of Arbitration
    • Super Lawyers
    • Who's Who Legal
    • Legal 500 2019
    • UK Lawyer Top 200 - Listed Firm 2019
    • Chambers 2019
    • Times Best Law Firm 2020

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