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James Stewart

James Stewart:

Partner: Head of Construction

James is a Partner and Head of Construction dealing with a mix of contentious and non-contentious work.

He is principally focussed on development and development finance work in residential, commercial and mixed-use schemes including drafting, negotiating and finalising contracts and appointments and supporting documentation.

James is also involved in dispute avoidance advisory work and adjudications. Currently acting for a mix of developer and funder clients, along with professional consultants and specialist sub-contractors.

James deals with all aspects of construction law from project commencement through to completion, including outstanding defects and account issues and specifically:

  • Advising on the original set up of projects (whether engineering, commercial or residential) including professional appointments, bonds, warranties and construction contracts
  • Advising on funding issues in relation to the relevant project
  • Advising on finalising the construction aspects of development agreements and related documentation
  • Advising throughout the design and construction phases; and on all matters relating to completion, disposal and settlement of accounts.

In terms of contentious work, James undertakes mediation, adjudication and arbitration and those matters include professional negligence, loss and expense claims, delay and disruption, bond claims, defects and final account claims as well as issues arising out of contract determination and insolvency.

James Stewart: Partner: Head of Construction