Clarion expands specialist construction team with three appointments

Clarion expands specialist construction team with three appointments

Clarion is continuing to grow the dedicated construction team within its real estate practice with the appointment of another three lawyers.

Siobhan Dexter has joined the team as an associate having spent three years as a construction lawyer. Her expertise includes advising on a range of construction contracts, negotiating appointments and collateral warranties with consultants, as well as preparing reports on construction documents for financial institutions or purchasers.

Her contentious experience includes assisting with high-value adjudications and multi-party disputes in the technology and construction court. Dexter has worked across the energy, hospitality and retail sectors.

Following completion of an undergraduate degree in civil engineering and qualification as a solicitor in 2018, Andrew Noble joins Clarion’s construction team having recently been engaged as in-house counsel for an international multidisciplinary engineering firm. During his time there, he advised on and negotiated terms of professional appointments on a number of major construction and engineering projects taking place across the globe.

During his time in private practice as a construction and engineering solicitor, Noble also gained experience working for a wide-range of clients, including employers, contractors and funders, advising on building contracts, warranties, letters of intent, letters of reliance, performance bonds, parent company guarantees, novation and assignment agreements and procurement options.

Charlotte Hudson joins the construction team at Clarion as a paralegal, assisting the team in drafting documentation and liaising with other parties’ solicitors to put the necessary transactional documentation in place. She will also help to put clients positions forward in disputes in adjudications and court work.

Hudson is involved in both the contentious and non-contentious sides of the team. As well as working in the construction team, she is currently studying for her legal practice course part-time.

The three new recruits add to the team of five dedicated construction lawyers at Clarion following the appointment of Rachel Webster as senior associate last year.

Phil Morrison, partner and head of Clarion’s construction team, said: “Since joining Clarion three years ago to set up a specialist construction offering within the firm’s successful real estate practice, demand for our services has grown enormously. As a result, we need to continue investing in growing the team by recruiting experienced construction lawyers to join us on the journey.”

“Siobhan, Andrew and Charlotte will give the team a further boost—it’s genuinely an exciting time to be joining our 33-strong real estate practice, and they’re a great fit with Clarion’s values.”

Dexter said: “I really enjoy the wide range of matters that I get involved with in the Construction team, and share Clarion’s ethos of building good working relationships with clients and providing a high quality service.”

Noble added: “I am joining Clarion because of the wealth of experience within the team and its continued growth, as well as the great list of clients that the firm serves which, together, should make for an extremely interesting, challenging and fulfilling career.”

Clarion’s 33-strong real estate team, which includes five partners, provides a full range of property expertise from development, investment, asset management, corporate occupier work through to retail, leisure and secured lending.

Pictured: (Top) Charlotte Hudson and Siobhan Dexter; (bottom) Andrew Noble and Phil Morrison
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