Solicitors

Specialist solicitors to the construction and engineering industries

Rachel Heald

Rachel is a Legal Director and leads the firm’s non-contentious team. Her work includes drafting, negotiating and advising a range of clients (including developers, contractors, sub-contractors and funders) on construction documents including building contracts, consultant appointments, collateral warranties, letters of intent and performance bonds in respect of a wide variety of projects, including retail and office fit-outs, care homes, hotels, factories, residential developments, utilities and infrastructure.

Claire Saunders

Claire is an associate solicitor specialising in contentious construction law. Claire advises on a wide range of construction and engineering disputes, including high value disputes relating to non-payment, loss and expense, variations, extensions of time and contract formation.

Claire has considerable experience acting for both claimants and defendants in all forms of dispute resolution including adjudication, mediation, arbitration and litigation in the Technology and Construction Court. Further, Claire has successfully enforced a number of adjudicator’s decisions in the Technology and Construction Court.

Matthew Leonard

Matt qualified as a solicitor in 2013 and his experience encompasses a broad portfolio of commercial dispute work across a range of sectors including construction, engineering and manufacturing. As an associate specialising in construction and engineering disputes, Matt has considerable experience of acting in a wide variety of construction related issues and advises on a broad range of disputes including defective works, delays, valuation and payment disputes, termination and professional negligence. Matt is familiar with industry standard forms of contract and has experience of resolving disputes within a variety of forums, including litigation, adjudication, arbitration and all forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Jonathan Robson

Jonathan is an associate solicitor specialising in contentious construction law. Jonathan has considerable experience of assisting parties in various forums of dispute resolution including litigation, adjudication and mediation.

Matthew Shotton

Matthew is an associate solicitor with well-rounded experience of construction and engineering disputes. This experience includes providing advice on the delivery of large infrastructure and built environment projects, as well as the resolution of complex and high value disputes, typically in adjudication and TCC litigation.

Matthew’s extensive work on rail and water infrastructure projects has developed a proficiency with complex target cost and framework agreements. He has a good track record of success in the TCC on such matters which, combined with secondments to engineering and insurance clients, provides a strong platform for providing pragmatic legal advice.

Paul Hayhurst

Paul is a senior solicitor specialising in contentious construction law. He has a vast amount of knowledge and experience dealing with commercial and construction disputes, including through adjudication, litigation and mediation.

Catherine Thompson

Catherine is a solicitor specialising in non-contentious construction law. Catherine regularly advises on the drafting and negotiation of building contracts, consultant appointments, collateral warranties, performance bonds and guarantees.

Katherine Morgan

Katherine is a solicitor who primarily focuses on contentious aspects of construction law. Katherine’s experience includes assisting parties through various dispute resolution procedures such as adjudication, litigation and mediation..

Samantha Murkitt

Samantha is a second year trainee solicitor. Samantha assists on a mixture of contentious and non-contentious matters, but particularly enjoys the non-contentious aspects, and has already gained experience of. drafting and negotiation of building contracts, consultant appointments, collateral warranties, performance bonds and guarantees.

Danny Jacobson

Danny is a second year trainee solicitor with the firm. Danny has gained experience of both contentious and non-contentious matters and assists the firm’s other fee earners in a wide variety of cases. In addition, Danny has also assisted parties through a number of dispute resolution forums, including adjudication, litigation and mediation.