Leathes Prior is delighted to welcome construction lawyer John Fawcett to the firm. John is joining as a Senior Associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team, specialising in the construction and engineering sectors. John trained at a leading regional firm in Essex and worked there for five years, moved to Tees Law in 2018 before making the move to Leathes Prior.
John has a wide range of experience providing specialist advice to employers, main contractors, sub-contractors and professional appointees on a variety of construction issues including payment issues, contract termination and defects.
John has experience in the County Court and the Technology & Construction Court and in all major forms of alternative dispute resolution, particularly referring and responding to adjudications and settling claims at mediation. John’s experience includes negotiating an extension of time for a demolition contractor in relation to a multi-million pound demolition project in a prominent location in Great Yarmouth.
John will work closely with both the Commercial Property and Corporate & Commercial Teams to provide expert, rounded and specialist advice to his clients.
Head of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Mike Barlow said: “John’s appointment is a significant coup as his extensive experience in the construction sector coupled with his knowledge and experience adds real strength to an important practice area for the firm. I am sure that the contribution John will make will be appreciated by colleagues, clients and professionals alike.…”