Emily specialises in construction and engineering litigation. She has experience in a wide range of dispute resolution, including mediation, adjudication, litigation and arbitration, acting for developers, funders/purchasers, contractors and insurers. Emily provides contract advice during the course of a project, helping clients to minimise and resolve potential disputes.

Emily also delivers tailored training sessions to clients on key aspects of construction and engineering law and developments,. Emily undertook a secondment in 2015 where she worked for the insurance broker Willis Towers Watson on construction and solicitor professional indemnity matters. 

Prior to commencing her legal training, Emily worked for the power and automation technologies leader, ABB Ltd, as a buyer on major oil and gas projects. 

Experience
Examples of experience include advising:
 
  • in an international arbitration (under ICC Rules) on behalf of a major civil contractor on a multi-million dollar dispute concerning the design and construction of a sewage treatment plant and pumping station in the Middle East, including in relation to changes to the scope of work and defective design and / or workmanship
  • a contractor in relation to multi-million pound disputes with subcontractors under bespoke forms of contract for a gas processing plant in Europe. Issues included changes to scope of work, completion and the final accounts
  • a local authority, defending a multi-million pound final account claim by a contractor under an amended NEC3 Option C target form of contract concerning a major infrastructure project in the UK
  • a leading engineering practice, defending litigation proceedings in relation to a claim alleging negligent advice by a prospective developer
  • the owner of a mixed office/residential development, in relation to a complex multi-million pound design liability claim, concerning cladding, M&E and micro-climate issues under JCT form
  • in an international arbitration (under UNCITRAL Rules) defending a major contractor in relation to an oil and gas project in Africa
  • a contractor against a purchaser in relation to anaerobic digestion plants under IChemE Red Book and IChemE Yellow Book. Issues concerned performance, delay and completion of the respective plants
  • a developer in relation to a dispute concerning defective design and construction of a development. The development comprised of apartment and office blocks under a JCT contract. Issues included fire compartmentation, roof, cladding defects and a potential class action from tenants
  • a contractor in relation to the design and construction of student accommodation at a university, issues included EOTs, LADs and variations 
  • insurers and their insureds defending various professional negligence claims against project managers, such as the project management practice for a new shopping centre and a project manager for a high specification residential development for a high net worth individual
  • insurers in relation to various coverage matters, for example surveyor negligence concerning a series of valuations and a matter in relation to the design and construction of a prominent building in London
  • in relation to numerous adjudications, including acting for a contractor against a developer in the TCC (Trident Maintain Limited v Falcon Investment Limited) enforcing an adjudicator’s decision. The Judge enforced the adjudicator’s decision and ordered that the defendant paid our client’s costs and interest
  • on various home warranties matters, including acting for a developer defending a claim by a home warranty provider. The development concerned high specification houses in London. At the same time, bringing a claim in the TCC against the design team for the development, pursuant to appointments under ICE and RIBA forms. In addition, on a separate matter, acting for insurers and their insured in relation to the insured's work in managing remedial works to rectify defects under a home warranty.