The Manchester office of Clarke Willmott, a leading national law firm, has expanded its offering by adding a new Construction team headed by the experienced, James Driver, who will be joining as a partner.
James brings with him three construction specialists one of whom is David Lorenzo, who joins as a consultant. David is qualified in both Spanish and English law, has a particular specialism in the renewable energy sector, particularly energy from waste. David is also an Honorary Consul of Spain.
James, who joins Clarke Willmott from Freeths, is adept in advising on all stages of projects from procurement to completion, as well as resolving disputes.
Associate, Mark Christie, specialises in both contentious and non-contentious construction law and acts primarily in relation to dispute resolution proceedings. He has experience in litigation, adjudication, mediation and arbitration.
Solicitor, Harriet Atkin, also specialises in dispute resolution including mediation, litigation and adjudication Also joining the team is PA Nicola Ellaby and Legal Assistant Elana Frades.
The new additions will mean that the Construction Team, which includes specialists in contentious and non-contentious construction and boasts expertise in major projects including Hinkley Point C, will be represented in five of the firm’s seven regional offices.
Priscilla Hall, head of the Construction Team at Clarke Willmott said: “We are delighted to welcome James and his team to Clarke Willmott.
“Their skills, knowledge and fantastic client base will add to our already strong national construction offering. We look forward to working with them.”
Roy Crozier, Head of the Clarke Willmott Manchester office, said: “Our office move in January gave us the opportunity to bring in further high quality lawyers, which James’s superb construction team is a perfect example.
We are aware that they had a number of options and we’re delighted that they chose to develop their practice here.”
James Driver said: “The team and I are delighted to be joining Clarke Willmott.
“We felt that the firm would be a great fit for us and give us the ability to properly service our existing clients, as well as to leverage off the firm’s wider offering, particularly the very strong real estate and construction teams”
Clarke Willmott recently relocated to new larger offices in Manchester’s Central Business District and can be found at 55 Spring Gardens.
A national law firm, Clarke Willmott also has regional offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Southampton and Taunton.
For more information about Clarke Willmott visit www.clarkewillmott.com