Overview

Oliver advises across a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters, drafting and negotiating all forms of construction documentation, with a focus on infrastructure, energy and development projects. His clients include:

  • public authorities
  • funders/investors
  • institutions
  • developers
  • contractors, and
  • private individuals.

He previously worked for international FTSE100 energy and financial services companies before training as a solicitor. Oliver's clients appreciate the insights that this experience and market knowledge can bring.

Experience
  • Acting for Welsh Ministers & Transport for Wales on the construction aspects of the £5 billion Wales and Borders rail franchise and South Wales Metro, including split design, strategic advice and competitive dialogue negotiation based on NEC3 contract form.
  • Acting for a solar contractor in relation to operation and maintenance, and EPC contracts in the UK and Northern Ireland.
  • Acted for a UK Government entity on the multiple phase redevelopment of St James Market, a mixed use development in central London, based on Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) contract form.
  • Advising an international investment fund on the full suite of construction documentation in developing student accommodation, including warranty and bond negotiations and dispute resolution.
  • Acting for an employer in building contract defects claims, including strategic advice, pre-action correspondence and considerations leading to adjudication.
  • Advising a developer in relation to a significant nuclear new build project based on FIDIC and NEC3 contract terms.
  • Advising a Community Interest Company (CIC) on claims for retention and defective workmanship including termination considerations on an energy portfolio.
  • Advised funders on refinancing of battery storage, wind and solar energy portfolios.
  • Advised an institutional investor providing funding for a central London development.

What others say...

Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year: Highly Commended
British Legal Awards 2018