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1 Construction Team Our construction team understands the pressures of the current economic climate. Whether drafting contracts, warranties or bonds to secure your position before a project, or dealing pragmatically and quickly to resolve disputes, we always aspire to exceed your expectations. We have 'hands on' experience of the construction industry, and additionally, we work with other teams within the firm (such as our urban regeneration, planning and environmental teams) to provide the most extensive and commercially pragmatic service to the construction industry. Clarke Willmott is a national law firm with offices in Bristol, Birmingham, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton. We are recognised by legal directories as 'ambitious', 'successful' and 'dynamic'. Clarke Willmott has over 70 partners and 350 staff. We provide construction advice to over 30 major companies in the U.K & abroad. Peter O Brien, Partner T: E: Priscilla Hall, Partner T: E: Peter specialises in construction dispute resolution, representing clients in all types of dispute forums both in the UK and overseas. He represents employers, contractors and sub-contractors alike across a wide range of sectors, including power generation and renewables contracts through to road, rail, infrastructure and more traditional building projects. Peter is dual qualified and prior to becoming a solicitor, worked as a quantity surveyor, having spent some eight years on projects in Asia. His industry experience makes him uniquely placed to provide clients with "no-nonsense" commerciallyfocussed advice thereby helping clients achieve their goals in a timely and cost-effective manner. Peter has co-authored "Payment in Construction Contracts A Practical Guide" published by RICS Books. In addition, he is an accredited Adjudicator, as well as being a regular contributor to the legal press, and a respected speaker on construction law. Priscilla specialises in non contentious advice to a range of clients. She also heads up the Renewable Energy Sector at Clarke Willmott. As well as having extensive and wide ranging experience in general commercial construction projects she also has particular expertise in projects spanning various renewable energy mediums such as wind, biogas, waste and solar. Priscilla helps her clients with drafting, negotiating and advising on construction and engineering contracts (including international contracts), framework contracts, collateral warranties, professional appointments, bonds and guarantees. She has an MSc in Construction Law and Arbitration from Kings College, London. She is a member of Renewable UK, Regen South West, Renewable Energy Association, Society of Construction Law and is a Fellow of the Built Environment. Some of our construction clients: Bouygues UK, Bristol City FC, Britannia Construction, Charles Church, East Devon New Community Partnership, Eco2 Ltd, EG Carter Ltd, EnviTec Biogas UK Ltd, Fred Olsen Renewables Ltd, Guinness Hermitage, Isle of Wight Council, J B Leadbitter & Co Ltd, Lorne Stewart, Mace, Midas Construction Ltd, MITIE Built Environment Ltd, Morgan Sindall, Motability, New Earth Solutions Group Ltd, Persimmon Homes Ltd, Radian Group Ltd, Raven Housing Trust Ltd, Rotary Group, Silverstone Circuits Ltd, Somerset Cricket Club, Trane, Velocita Developments Ltd

2 Emma Wiltshire, Partner T: E: AnnaLiisa Blanks-Walden, Senior Associate T: E: Emma specialises in non-contentious construction law. She has experience in drafting and advising on a range of construction documents including building contracts, project agreements, consultants appointments, collateral warranties and surety documents. Emma often works closely with the property department in advising clients on agreements for sale and carries out due diligence on recently constructed or refurbished property. She has advised developers, housing associations, consultants, tenants, contractors and subcontractors on a range of housing, leisure, retail and office projects. Emma has particular specialisms in both the social housing and sports sectors and has advised Bristol City Football Club on their new stadium. Emma regularly lectures nationally both to clients and other professionals. Peter McHugh, Consultant T: E: Peter is a construction law specialist, acting on behalf of contractors, sub contractors and employers in construction disputes of all sizes and types. He specialises in construction and property dispute resolution, acting for parties in litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation. He advises in professional negligence claims, acting on behalf of professionals within the construction industry either defending or pursuing claims. Peter has over 20 years experience acting in multi-party disputes of high value and is an experienced Accredited Mediator within Dispute Resolution. In 1993 Peter qualified as a Chartered Arbitrator, he is also an experienced mediator achieving Category A status as a member with the ADR Group. He is regularly invited to deliver presentations and speeches across the UK on his experiences and recommendations of dispute resolution, mediation, and arbitration within the construction industries. In March 2012, Peter was appointed Chair of the Forum for the Built Environment, Birmingham Branch. Anna-Liisa is a senior associate solicitor and civil & commercial mediator who specialises in resolving construction disputes. She has experience in court proceedings (High Court, Technology & Construction Court & Chancery Division, and Court of Appeal), Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes, mediation (being an ADRg accredited mediator), adjudication (including enforcing adjudicators' decisions), and arbitration. She advises employers and developers (incl. multinational companies, supermarket retailers, household name sports clients, RPs), contractors and specialist sub-contractors alike in resolving building disputes; including professional negligence claims. Anna-Liisa gives construction law seminars and in-house training, writes a regular construction column, is widely published and is a committee member of Constructing Excellence, member of Women in Social Housing, the Adjudication Society, and Society of Construction Law; having been Chair of South West Women in Construction. Directory feedback: One of the most ambitious of the next generation of national firms and an unashamedly client-facing law firm. Legal Business Clarke Willmott LLP s advice is "rapid, detailed and well informed". Legal "When you deal with Clarke Willmott you know you're dealing with highly experienced lawyers," say sources. "This highly respected construction practice handles a combination of contentious and non-contentious work". Chambers and Partners 2013

3 Natalie Read, Associate T: E: Matthew Phipps, Solicitor T: E: Natalie practices both contentious and non-contentious construction law. On the contentious side she has experience in litigation, the Pre-Action Protocol process, arbitration, mediation, adjudication and expert determination. She has acted for employers, developers, contractors and sub-contractors as both claimant and defendant on matters relating to defective workmanship, negligence, disputed applications for payment and applications for extensions of time. Natalie s recent experience includes dealing with numerous adjudications for a contractor where the claims involved totalled in excess of 1.5 million. On the non-contentious side, Natalie has experience of drafting and advising on consultants appointments and building contracts. Natalie is a member of the Adjudication Society. Mark Scotney, Solicitor T: E: Matthew is a solicitor in the construction team specialising in contentious matters. The breadth of his experience includes litigation in the Technology and Construction Court (including reported cases concerning the enforcement of adjudicator s decisions) mediation, arbitration, adjudication and expert determination. Matthew s expertise includes complex and highvalue construction disputes working with employers, developers, funders, contractors and professionals. His recent experience includes payment disputes, delay and disruption claims, professional negligence actions and final account disputes. Matthew also has experience of negotiating, drafting and amending contract documents. Matthew is a member of the Adjudication Society, the Society of Construction Law and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Matthew is also a past chairman of the Forum for Tomorrow (West Midlands). Mark is a Commercial Litigator and an accredited Mediator who specialises in Construction Law. He is mainly involved in the contentious workload, including acting for main contractors, sub-contractors, engineers, architects, employers and domestic home owners. Our construction clients: they have a quick turnaround, offer value for money and, most importantly, they are extremely responsive His experience in construction contract disputes is broad and includes regularly representing clients in adjudication proceedings, court proceedings and mediations. He is heavily involved in professional negligence and breach of contract claims against surveyors, engineers and architects. He also advises on the procurement of building contracts, forms of appointment, collateral warranties and deeds of novation. tells it how it is in the industry, and can see the whole picture find a solution based on commercially acceptable terms "one of the few lawyers who knows our business as well as we do"

4 Kate Lister, Solicitor Natalia Sokolov, Solicitor T: E: T: E: Kate specialises in both noncontentious and contentious construction law and dispute resolution. Kate has experience with court proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court, the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes, and adjudication. Her experience also includes acting on behalf of administrators and liquidators in the recovery of construction contract debts. Kate s expertise includes working with employers, contractors, consultants and developers across the industry, both regionally and nationally. She also has experience working on social housing, retail, leisure and energy projects. Kate's non-contentious experience includes drafting, negotiating and advising on a range of construction documents including building contracts, consultants' appointments and collateral warranties. Bill Bullivant, Consultant T: E: Bill has extensive experience leading the legal teams advising on a substantial number of completed PFI projects, including acting for the senior lenders, contracting authorities bid consortia and subcontractors. He specialises in the law and procurement procedures governing the formation and management of large scale commercial relationships between the public and private sectors, with an emphasis on major projects. His related experience includes acting as Consultant Editor and contributor to Knight s Guide to Best Value and Public Procurement, and several years as a member of the JCT. Bill is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Natalia specialises in non-contentious construction and engineering law. She has experience in drafting and negotiating building contracts, professional appointments, warranties, bonds and guarantees for a range of clients based in the UK and internationally. Natalia s experience includes acting for an international developer in relation to a mixed-use development in London with a value of 150million and acting for a number of major retail clients in relation to retail schemes nationally. She has also acted for a number of major banks providing due diligence advice on construction documentation as a pre-requisite to lending. Natalia has particular interest in renewable energy projects acting for both U.K and foreign clients on wind farm developments. Natalia is an active committee member of Women in Property and has produced a number of practice notes and articles for external industry publications. Robin Gupta, Consultant T: E: As well as being a solicitor, Robin is a Chartered Engineer and Adjudicator. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Member of the Institute of Arbitrators. Memberships include: Society of Construction Law; Adjudication Society and Forum for the Built Environment. He has over 35 years experience in the construction industry, having spent 25 years working for a national contractor. Robin specialises in all aspects of construction law; including adjudication, arbitration, mediation, conciliation, litigation and dispute resolution. He also advises on all aspects of contract procurement from project inception, through drafting of contracts and appointments to on-going advice during the construction period. Robin is recognised as a leader in the construction field by the Chambers legal directory.

5 Memberships & committees: Clarke Willmott LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registration number OC Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA number: ), whose rules can be found at Its registered office and principal place of business is 138 Edmund Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2ES. Any reference to a 'partner' is to a member of Clarke Willmott LLP or an employee who is a lawyer with equivalent standing and qualifications and is not a reference to a partner in a partnership.

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