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David Savage

Partner

David advises employers, contractors, and consultants on a wide range of construction, energy and civil engineering matters, both domestically and internationally.

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About

David also advises the Firm’s private clients on high-value residential construction projects. David has a wide experience of working on the various forms of standard conditions such as JCT, ICE, NEC, MF/1, IChemE and FIDIC, as well as numerous bespoke forms of construction contracts. He advises on the full scope of construction issues ranging from procurement/contract strategies to dispute avoidance and resolution.

In his international work, David is particularly focussed on the Middle East region, working closely with our offices in Manama, Doha and Dubai. He has delivered training on FIDIC and the IChemE international contracts in both the UK and throughout the Middle East region, including in Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Syria. David has had articles and commentary published in Building and Construction News and is an editor of 'Partnering and Collaborative Working' (published by Informa Professional).

David is recognised as a 'Leading Individual' in The Legal 500 and ranked as a Band 1 partner in Chambers & Partners for Construction. He has a large following on social media, where he blogs about construction law, technology change in the construction sector and the construction sector more broadly.

David is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience

  • Advising the Bahrain Government’s Ministry of Transport & Telecommunications on the USD$1.1 billion redevelopment of Bahrain’s airport in Manama, based on modified FIDIC contracts
  • Advising on a £400 million ten year redevelopment programme for the UK’s leading viral diseases (livestock and animal to human) science facility, based on modified GC Works contracts and NEC3/4 contracts
  • Advising a leading independent school on the construction procurement and contracts for a £60 million five year sports facilities redevelopment project, based on modified JCT contracts
  • Advising on a major FIDIC based residential construction project in Eastern Europe
  • Training a leading Middle East based waste water company on the use of IChemE international model form contracts.

Recognition

  • citywealth leaderslist 2016(2)

Our thinking

  • Property Patter: Net Zero Building Standard

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    Podcasts

  • David Savage writes for Property Week on the case of Triathlon Homes vs Stratford Village Development Partnership and Get Living

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    In The Press

  • Charles Russell Speechlys recognised as a Top 40 UK employer in the 2023 Social Mobility Employer Index

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    News

  • David Savage writes for Construction News on the upcoming building-control overhaul

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    In The Press

  • PBC Today quotes David Savage on the latest ONS figures on monthly construction output

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    In The Press

  • The Construction Index quotes David Savage on the ONS construction output statistics for March 2023

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    In The Press

  • As 2022 ends, construction adjudication is one - tentative - step closer in Hong Kong...

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    Quick Reads

  • Construction adjudication is one - tentative - step closer in Hong Kong

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    Insights

  • Building quotes David Savage on the rise of construction output in October

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    In The Press

  • Construction News quotes David Savage on the slight rise in construction output in September

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    In The Press

  • Construction News quotes David Savage on a recent fire safety ruling and the implications of this

    David Savage

    In The Press

  • TCC judgment in first post-Grenfell fire safety external wall insulation case.

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    Quick Reads

  • June dust up in construction?

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    Quick Reads

  • David Savage writes for PBC Today on the end of rebated fuel

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    In The Press

  • David Savage quoted in Building Magazine on construction red diesel usage

    David Savage

    In The Press

  • Will construction see red or green today?

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    Quick Reads

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