Clarion appoints partner to lead its new construction team

Phil Morrison has been appointed as head of the new construction team at Clarion.

Morrison joins from Shulmans, where he has been head of construction for the past five years.

Dual qualified in English and Scottish Law, Morrison has a strong track record advising large private and public-sector bodies and all parties involved in the construction industry.

His expertise includes providing commercial advice concerning procurement, development agreements, building contracts, sub-contracts, professional team appointments and collateral warranties.

He will work closely with colleagues in commercial property and with the banking and finance team on development finance projects.

Morrison is experienced in advising clients in complex contentious matters, often across a number of jurisdictions, and represents parties in mediation, adjudication, arbitration and the Technology and Construction Court.

Martin Grange, partner and head of property at Clarion, commented: “With the commercial property market in Yorkshire continuing to be very active, we are launching a new construction arm to extend our support to clients in this specialist area of law. One of Clarion’s key strengths is the way in which our specialist teams are able to draw on expertise from one another, and with Phil’s in-depth knowledge of construction law, we are confident that he will make a valuable contribution.”

Morrison said: “My aim is to provide clients with an excellent service that is in tune with their business and its needs. My approach is a great fit with the Clarion ethos—I try to add value to the client’s projects by becoming one of their team, working closely with them to help them achieve their goals.”

“Working in a commercial services firm like Clarion will give me exposure to a wide range of business clients who expect and will receive quality advice.”

Pictured, from left to right: Phil Morrison, Martin Grange, Lindsay Texel and Ben Lamb