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WFW strengthens London dispute resolution practice with new Partner hire11 July 2022

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Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is delighted to announce that dispute resolution expert Theresa Mohammed has joined the firm as a Partner in London. Theresa joins WFW from Trowers & Hamlins where she was Partner in their Disputes Resolution & Litigation Group.

Theresa specialises in contentious construction and works on complex, multi-party litigation and adjudication for both domestic and international clients investing and developing in the UK. She acts for both public and private sector clients, including employers and contractors, across the hotel, leisure, residential and infrastructure industries and frequently works with international clients in contentious proceedings.

Her expertise extends to running High Court trials, acting for clients in domestic and international arbitrations, instructing experts on technical engineering matters, resolving construction disputes through mediation, and drafting settlement agreements, claims, defences and adjudication submissions. Notably, she has been part of a select group advising central government on the Building Safety Bill legislative reform and is heavily involved in the TCC litigation concerning building safety and cladding defects.

London Dispute Resolution Co-Head Rebecca Williams commented: “Theresa is a dynamic and highly experienced construction specialist who is also at the vanguard of initiatives committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in the construction and engineering sectors. Her drive and commitment to these issues align perfectly with WFW’s core values making her a fantastic addition to the firm”.

London Dispute Resolution Co-Head Andrew Ward added: “Theresa brings breadth and depth to our Dispute Resolution Group team and her expertise greatly expands the range of services we can offer both existing and future clients. I’m delighted to welcome to the firm”.

Theresa commented: “I am thrilled to be joining WFW and look forward to working with such a dynamic and innovative team. I hope that my knowledge and expertise in the construction sector can help develop the existing practice as it continues to enhance its market-leading reputation”.

She is the second partner to join the firm’s London Dispute Resolution Group this year following Sarah Ellington in May.

 

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