Emma is a solicitor in the Construction and Engineering team in Plymouth and has experience of both contentious and non-contentious matters for a variety of clients including employers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants.

On the contentious side, Emma has assisted in a variety of adjudications, mediations, arbitrations and trial preparations as well as pre-action matters.

On the non-contentious side, Emma has experience of both bespoke and standard form contracts as well as the associated ancillary documents such as warranties, appointments and security documents.

During her training contract with Bond Dickinson, Emma also gained valuable experience whilst sitting with the Real Estate and Employment teams and has previously completed a 5 month secondment with the litigation team at Network Rail.

Experience

Examples of experience include advising:

  • An insurance client in relation to an insured contractor defending a claim, as the second defendant, in relation to defects at a pioneering eco-school in the south west.  We prepared for a full trial, undertook 2 mediations and eventually settled shortly before the trial commenced
  • A university client in relation to defects and issues relation to failure to adhere to the specification in respect of a purpose built marine teaching centre as well as cross referring fire-safety issues to our Regulatory team
  • A social housing client in respect of warranties to be provided where the contractor had effectively sub-contracted the project to a member of the group company resulting in the standard form warranties being insufficient and requiring bespoke drafting.