Mark is a Consultant in the Real Estate team, and his specialism is transactional (non-contentious) construction and property development law.
With over 12-years’ experience in this field, Mark is an expert on contract procurement routes (e.g. traditional; design and build; two-stage;) and drafting, negotiating and reviewing building contracts (including JCT and NEC), schedules of amendment, consultancy appointments, collateral warranties, development agreements, performance bonds, parent company guarantees, and letters of intent. Mark acts for the full spectrum of stakeholders, including developers, funders and banks, high net-worth families, commercial landlords and tenants, facility managers, purchasers, vendors, tier-one contractors, sub-contractors and professional consultants
He brings commercial experience to his advisory work through his time spent as in-house legal counsel with international contractor and developer, Lend Lease; and also his own property investment business (which focusses on construction and development for the private rented sector). He has written for the ICE’s Management, Procurement and Law Journal, the NEC User Group Newsletter, and the Procurement & Outsourcing Journal.
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