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Portrait of Jamil Sanaullah
Areas of expertise: Construction and infrastructure


Jamil is an associate in the London-based construction and infrastructure team, specialising in construction and related insurance disputes.

He has previously acted on a variety of claims that have arisen under construction contracts, including those with respect to professional negligence matters relating to consultants; defects, delay and payment claims; and construction issues arising out of associated sale and lease agreements. In addition, Jamil has experience of various forms of dispute resolution including TCC litigation, adjudication and pre-action disputes. He has also worked on transactional construction matters with a particular focus on various forms of the JCT, consultant appointments, collateral warranties and other industry standard construction documentation.

Having acted for and against large and small contractors, developers, consultants and private individuals in a variety of sectors including residential developments, student accommodation, high value properties and logistics centres, Jamil has developed commercial awareness specific to a range of different client needs. He maintains a strong interest in the latest construction cases and developments and has written for industry publications such as Property Law Journal. Jamil has also previously worked in international and client offices.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for the long leaseholder of a high value residential property with respect to a defects claim against the contractor and the professional team.
  • Assisting a developer with a response to an adjudication regarding coronavirus-related concurrent delay issues and with the subsequent final account settlement negotiations.
  • Advising a freeholder on the defence of enforcement proceedings with respect to a ‘smash and grab’ adjudication relating to a residential property.

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