Seddons welcomes John Wevill as a Partner and Head of Construction14 Jun 2021 // Firm news
John is acknowledged as a leader in his field by both Chambers and the Legal 500.
John acts for a broad range of clients across both contentious and non-contentious matters, including residential and commercial developers, family offices, architects and consultants. He also acts for banks, funders and purchasers on the construction due diligence aspects of high value developments. With a background in dispute resolution, John has acted on a number of high value adjudications acting for developers and professional consultants, both for referring and responding parties. At Seddons, John will work closely with the Real Estate Finance team to advise developers, lenders, professional consultants, contractors and insurers on a broad range of commercial projects and disputes.
With over twenty years’ experience in construction law, John is also a visiting lecturer at a number of universities and the author of Law in Practice, RIBA Publishing (Third Edition). He has been described by Legal 500 as “always reliable, available and responsive”.
John Wevill, Partner and Head of Construction at Seddons, said: “I am delighted to join Seddons and work alongside the firm’s incredibly talented individuals. I look forward to further driving the Construction practice forward as we service the increasing client demand as the construction sector emerges strongly from the pandemic.”
Seddons Managing Partner, Simon Ross, commented, “We are thrilled to welcome John to the firm. His arrival marks another step forward in-line with our ambitious growth strategy. John brings significant and valuable experience across non-contentious work and disputes in this sector, and his collaborative approach makes him a great fit for our team as we continue to grow and develop our construction and real estate proposition.”
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