Hazel is an associate in the London dispute resolution group.

Hazel qualified in 2016 and specialises in contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering. She regularly advises on disputes regarding contract interpretation, extensions of time, loss and expense, variations, defects, payments, retention and true value. She has worked with a wide-range of clients, including sub-contractors, main contractors, developers, employers, consultants and insurers. Hazel also has widespread experience in dispute resolution, including adjudication, mediation, arbitration and litigation. She is also familiar with standard form construction contracts such as JCT and FIDIC, advises upon and negotiates construction documents and drafts bespoke terms.

Hazel is passionate about construction law and dispute resolution and recently undertook a MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King’s College, University of London. Her dissertation focussed on fraud allegations in English construction adjudication and enforcement.

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  • Acted for the Defendant in a dispute regarding interpretation of bespoke written and oral contract terms, payment notices, retention and true value for works carried out across 39 projects in Scotland in Everwarm Ltd v BN Rendering Ltd [2019] EWHC 3060 (TCC).
  • Acted for the Defendant contesting the Claimant’s Part 8 application regarding the adjudicator’s jurisdiction where the Claimant was approbating and reprobating, in Skymist Holdings Ltd v Grandlane Developments Ltd [2018] EWHC 2356 (TCC).
  • Acted for the Claimant in an LCIA arbitration regarding losses caused by the Defendant claims consultant’s fraudulent representation to an adjudicator nominating body in the appointment of an adjudicator.
  • Acted for a Spanish renewable energy EPC contractor in an adjudication concerning its right to an EOT for works carried out on a biomass fired energy plant under heavily amended FIDIC Silver Book.

Education

2018-2020 – MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution
2012-2013 – LPC
2011-2012 – GDL
2007-2010 – History BA

memberships & association

Member of the Society of Construction Law