I advise and defend many of the country's leading architectural firms. I am special adviser to RIBA and write a regular column in Architect's Journal.
I have experience of defending consultants and in advising them on potential liabilities and commercial commitments. Best known for work with architects and with RIBA, I have advised architects on their contractual responsibilities and have defended them against claims, including misconduct, for more than thirty years. I have worked with consultants of all sizes, from some of the largest in the country down to sole practitioners, and liaise frequently with their insurers and brokers.
My work has involved handling claims in a variety for forums, including litigation, domestic and international arbitration, mediation, expert witness determination and adjudication. I was an instrumental part of the team responsible for establishing the firm’s reputation for effective and practical contract advice on appointment and duty of care plus other documents.
I have defended many overseas claims brought against English consultants. I regularly work with German lawyers, have experience of the German and French judicial processes and have attended local interlocutory hearings as well as having advised on non-contentious issues relating to contract appointments. I recently advised on claims involving a major landmark in Berlin, projects in Saudi, Libya and Kuwait and on contract documentation on a number of French projects, in Paris and elsewhere.