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James is a senior associate in the construction and infrastructure team, and co-chair of the firm’s ESG/sustainability sector group. He joined the firm in 2012 and specialises in non-contentious work. Alongside his expertise across the full spectrum of construction and development, James has particular experience in the renewable energy, sustainability, housing and accommodation and care sectors.
He has acted on large scale mixed commercial and residential schemes, and hotel, university and student accommodation schemes, as well as hospital projects and care schemes. James is experienced in working with clients to achieve commercial, real world outcomes, and in negotiating both standard forms of contract, including the JCT, FIDIC, NEC and RIBA suites of documents, and bespoke agreements. His practice also extends to drafting and negotiating complex engineering contracts linked to infrastructure and energy generation.
On the contentious side, James advises clients on dispute avoidance and dispute resolution, helping achieve commercial solutions while avoiding the necessity of issuing proceedings. He also has experience across different ADR procedures within the Technology and Construction Court and a broad range of adjudications, in particular, those relating to defective works, and contractual conformity and payment issues.
James has completed the King’s College London MSc in construction law and dispute resolution.