Sarah Wilson is a Partner in the Construction team.
Working for contractors, subcontractors and consultants in contentious and non-contentious matters related to high value engineering and construction projects that include chemical and energy works, waste and utilities works, as well as residential developments. Her particular speciality is the NEC form of contract, with extensive experience of JCT, FIDIC, IChemE contracts, as well as bespoke construction contracts.
Providing strategic advice throughout the life of a project to ensure compliance with contractual obligations, undertaking claims for variations involving time and money, and defects claims related to activities such as piling, roofing, concrete work, welding, glazing, cladding and air conditioning.
Sarah acts on behalf of clients in court proceedings, adjudication and domestic and international arbitration (appeals and enforcement proceedings),and mediation.
Recent examples of how Sarah has supported clients include:
- enabling a contractor to construct an animal care facility in Holland by negotiating and adapting the complex, bespoke contract proposed by the developer from a mix of US and Dutch contracts;
- successfully obtaining a £1 million award for a contractor based on NEC3 provisions by establishing that a project manager was deemed to have accepted the contractor’s quote for a compensation event; and
- successfully settling a substantial dispute with a contractor denying liability for failures in piling and disputed quantum by mediation following proceedings in the TCC, and resolving additional problems with the contractor’s insurers over professional indemnity policy and diminution in value.