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Answers to 14 Thorny Questions: Directly from 8 of Scotland’s Sharpest Lawyers
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Chaired by: Fenella Mason of Burness Paull
Fenella advises on all aspects of construction law, from procurement and contract drafting through to dispute resolution. She is "astute, dedicated and creative in trying to sort out solutions."
Answered by: Iain Drummond of Shepherd and Wedderburn
Iain has a large adjudication practice, recently concluding a series of complex claims over a major flood engineering project. "He has a creative tactical approach and winning strategies."
Answered by: Gavin Walker QC of Axiom Advocates
Gavin is regularly instructed by contractors in heavyweight construction disputes. "He gets to heart of a problem and gives practical advice." He acted extensively in the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry.
Answered by: Michael Conroy of Harper Macleod
Michael is vastly experienced in all aspects of construction law. He assisted Glasgow City Council with the contracts for the preparation of venues for the 2018 European Championships.
Answered by: Tim Thomas of Ledingham Chalmers
Tim is highly experienced in commercial litigation and insolvency. He acts in formal appointment work in an advisory capacity and with clients faced by insolvent contractors.
Answered by: Alison Horner of Addleshaw Goddard
Alison is advising BAM Construction on the contracts for Barrhead and Our Lady & St Patrick High Schools. "Her knowledge and practical approach to solving problems is invaluable."
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Answered by: Colin Fraser of Pinsent Masons
Colin specialises in risk-management, dispute avoidance and resolutions. "He makes the complex seem straightforward by providing commercially focused legal advice and is a joy to work with."
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Answered by: Jonathan Gaskell of DWF
Jonathan advised on the construction of a new circa 190,000 square feet office development at the New Waverley development in Edinburgh. "He is knowledgeable, pragmatic and commercial."
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