Barry Hembling
Partner

REAL ESTATE

LONDON

T: +44 20 7814 8000
D: +44 20 3314 6458

EmailE: bhembling@wfw.com

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Barry Hembling is a Partner in the London Real Estate group.

Barry is a construction lawyer with substantial in-house and private practice experience of acting for clients on domestic and international construction projects in the hotels, infrastructure, energy, development, insurance, sports and themed entertainment sectors.  He was formerly a construction lawyer at the FTSE250 Alfred McAlpine plc.

Barry has an established record of offering contentious and non-contentious legal support throughout a project’s lifecycle from initial contract advice and negotiations to advice on live projects and dispute avoidance.

He has a reputation for commercial acumen, building long-term global client relationships and offering cost effective commercial solutions that minimise risks and help project teams meet their completion dates and budgets.

Barry has advised on many high profile and iconic projects including the Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympics, the City of London Lloyd’s Building and some of the world’s best-known public attractions such as the London Eye and the Sydney Tower.

Experience Open

    • Acting for a developer on the construction aspects of an acquisition and subsequent redevelopment of an existing building into a new 145 key “Moxy” branded hotel in central Manchester
    • Acting for a FTSE100 company on the construction of two new 76 key and 61 key themed hotels in the UK
    • Acting for a well-known architect on a mixed-use development in Vauxhall which includes new homes, offices, retail, a hotel and public space.
    • Acting on the construction aspects of a £76m redevelopment of a 500k sq. ft. site in the City of London to create a new hotel, 87 new homes and public space.
    • Acting for a UK contractor in a termination of contract claim against a well-known housing association on a project for the construction of a £10m mixed use development scheme.
    • Acting for a developer on the approx. £50m redevelopment of a 1980s office building in the City of London.
    • Acting for a developer on a 6.9 acre mixed-use scheme including new homes, 200 key hotel, retail and leisure facilities, and public realm improvements.
    • Acting for the developer on the construction aspects of a corporate acquisition, funding and construction of a £16.5m prime residential development in central London.
    • Acting for a funder on a £12m facility for the conversion of a former office building in south London into 41 residential apartments under permitted development rights.
    • Advising the borrower on the construction aspects of a £23.5m facility for purposes of building a new hotel, mixed use and residential scheme in London.

Education Open

  • 1993 – 1996: Anglia Ruskin University, Post Graduate Diploma, Law
  • 1989 – 1993: King’s College, University of London: Masters of Arts (MA), Associate of King’s College, London

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Technology and Construction Solicitors’ Association
  • Society of Construction Law
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority

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