Jeffrey Brown is a construction and engineering dispute resolution expert, with a specialty in liability insurance and in resolving coverage issues for policyholders with their insurers. He is Head of the Construction team.
Jeffrey is a solicitor practising exclusively in the field of construction and engineering law and liability insurance. Where possible, he provides clients with timely advice allowing the avoidance of disputes, as well as, their subsequent resolution, if this does not prove possible. Adjudication is now the often preferred means of resolving a construction dispute, at least in the first instance.
He acts for suppliers, in addition to purchasers within the construction sector, allowing him to deliver a more holistic and comprehensive analysis of any given dispute.
Jeffrey also drafts bespoke contracts and produces amendments to standard forms of building and engineering contracts. His knowledge and experience provides clients with confidence and reassurance.
He resolves insurance disputes where the insurers deny they have a liability to indemnify for claims made, mostly within the construction sector. Instructions are provided by the policyholders, usually at the recommendation of their insurance brokers.
Jeffrey is an expert in the New Engineering Contract (NEC) suite of contracts – usually the preferred choice in large infrastructure projects, especially where they are publicly funded. He additionally specialises in JCT standard forms. The energy sector is an increasing source of new work.
He is a regular contributor to Building Magazine. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner.