Penningtons Manches has further strengthened its construction and infrastructure team with the recruitment of partner Peter Stockill. He joins the firm’s London office from Berrymans Lace Mawer where he was a partner in the construction disputes team for over five years.
Recognised in The Legal 500 as ‘an energetic and effective litigator’, Peter acts on behalf of employers (including housing associations), contractors, subcontractors, professionals and insurers, particularly in relation to payment and other contractual disputes and professional negligence claims. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Peter is highly experienced in resolving disputes arising on building, infrastructure and other engineering projects. He also regularly advises insurers on insurance coverage. Recent significant projects include advising a local authority on entitlements to delay damages under a partnering agreement for the construction of social housing, resolving main and sub contract final account disputes on behalf on the main contractor on a series of projects to upgrade process plants, acting for the consulting engineers on a major highways project and advising insurers on coverage in respect of fire safety and cladding.
Penningtons Manches’ specialist construction team has grown significantly in the last 18 months, with the recent recruitment of partner Francis Ho, plus new associates Sophie Phillips, Chris Alman and Osaruchi Amadi-Echendu. With a focus in the UK, but also offering advice on a range of international projects across many jurisdictions, the practice provides a comprehensive range of construction law solutions across the wide spectrum of projects undertaken in the construction industry. Clients include private and public institutions, property owners, developers, funders, contractors, specialist sub-contractors, suppliers, construction/design consultants and insurers. The team also has extensive experience of preventing the failure of construction projects affected by insolvency, and advises on the recovery of project assets which have become 'distressed' through insolvency or funding restrictions.
Commenting on Peter’s appointment, head of Penningtons Manches’ real estate division, Peter McElligott, said: “We are delighted to welcome Peter to the firm. He brings with him valuable experience within his field, particularly his specialist work in pre-action and litigation processes, adjudication, arbitration and mediation, as well as the resolution of disputes outside of lawyer-led processes. His appointment will be a substantial advantage to our construction team and real estate division as a whole and we very much look forward to working with him.”