Focus Chambers Litigation. Instructed in High Court and County Court proceedings providing fast and professional expertise and support


Circumstances arise where litigation is inevitable. In those circumstances obtaining fast, professional advice aimed at achieving the most cost effective resolution is paramount.

I am instructed in litigation in the High Court and County Court. Most instructions relate to construction disputes or litigation where the subject matter is of a technical nature.

Often complex disputes arise in relation to such matters as defects, design, delay, extensions of time, liquidated damages, disruption, prolongation claims, ground conditions, certification, payment disputes, performance bonds, guarantees, letters of credit and other forms of security.

My understanding of the underlying technical issues makes the advice given pragmatic, commercial and cost effective.

On other occasions the issue relates to contractual interpretation or the operation of a contractual mechanism and I have experience of seeking declarations in court in relation to such issues.

I am also instructed in relation to the enforcement of decisions of adjudicators. This arises where a party has failed to comply with the decision of an adjudicator and I am instructed by either the party seeking enforcement or the party resisting enforcement. My experience of the special procedure provided by the Technology and Construction Court, together with the case law which has developed in relation to it, allows me to offer fixed fees in relation to enforcement proceedings.

Previous Work
  • Acting for a contractor in relation to a £6,500,000 dispute relating to the meaning of the terms of a settlement agreement.
  • Advising an employer in relation to a disputed loss and/or expense claim exceeding £12,500,000.
  • Acting in the High Court in relation to a complex multimillion pound dispute concerning the interpretation of the purchase agreements and the standard of workmanship.
  • Acting in enforcement proceedings in the High Court in relation to the non payment of an adjudicator’s decision requiring payment of £8,600,000.
  • Acting for a contractor in relation to disputes arising out of the construction of various overseas embassies.