Paul provides advice and support on both contentious and non-contentious construction matters, acting for clients ranging from public and private sector employers to main contractors and consultants.

His contentious experience includes disputes relating to delay and disruption, payment and defects in fora including litigation, adjudication and mediation, as well as early-stage advisory and dispute avoidance support. He has acted as lead associate in successful adjudication proceedings for both referring and responding parties.

In a transactional context, Paul has experience of contract drafting and negotiation in connection with significant infrastructure projects, in addition to advising on issues such as the review, amendment and variation of contractual arrangements for a range of clients.

Paul brings several years' prior industry experience, and has particular expertise in NEC forms of contract.

Jurisdiction: England & Wales


  • Preparing a suite of NEC4-based contracts for major civil engineering works and supporting throughout the competitive tender and award process
  • Acting in a series of adjudications and disputes arising from delays, disruption and defects at a new-build facility
  • Drafting frameworks to deliver works and services across a national infrastructure portfolio
  • Advising clients on a variety of issues including recourse for defective works, disputes as to final and interim accounts, and COVID-related disruption to projects.