Overview

Sophie is a solicitor within the firm's Construction and Engineering team. She completed her training contract with Burges Salmon, qualifying in September 2019.

Sophie advises on contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering matters and has acted for developers, funders, contractors and public sector organisations.

She is familiar with industry standard form contracts such as FIDIC and NEC and has experience in negotiating, reviewing and drafting project specific contracts such as works contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties and parent company guarantees.

Experience
  • Assisting a developer with the preparation and negotiation of several FIDIC-based construction packages for a £25 billion nuclear new build project - one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe and the first nuclear new build in the UK in over 20 years.
  • Negotiation and drafting of project documentation for reserve power projects including battery, solar and gas technologies for several privately owned employers and contractors.
  • Advising a leading renewable energy company in relation to EPC and O&M agreements for solar and battery storage projects. This has included work on both rooftop and ground mounted PV solar systems, and on battery energy storage systems.
  • Assisting a major contractor on trouble-shooting and a complex adjudication in relation to a gas compressor infrastructure project under NEC3.
  • Advising on a several multi-million pound infrastructure project relating to defence assets.