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Steven Carey, Partner

Steven is a specialist construction and engineering lawyer.


Steven is the global Head of the Construction, Engineering and Projects Group, based in our London office. Steven is a specialist construction and engineering lawyer.

Steven obtained a Civil and Structural Engineering degree and then worked as a civil engineer for a major contractor before switching to law. He advises employers, major contractors, engineers, subcontractors and suppliers on a wide range of construction matters, both domestically and internationally. He has a wide range of experience in  working on all the various forms of Construction and Engineering contracts. He is just as comfortable advising on procurement strategy and negotiating contracts as resolving disputes, whether it be via mediation, expert determination, adjudication, arbitration or litigation.

He sits as an Adjudicator on construction and engineering related disputes. He writes regularly for trade press such as Building and Construction News and is one of a panel of judges for the Construction News “Specialist Contractor of the year” awards. Steven is named in Legal Experts and was recently recommended as a Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal for construction and is a frequent speaker on construction issues. He is currently ranked in both Construction directories (Legal 500 and Chambers).

With his engineering background, Steven can liaise effectively and efficiently with both factual and expert witnesses on what can be technically complex cases.


  • Advising an international contractor on a number of multi-million disputes in the Middle East and on various projects in the UK

  • Advising a major hotel group on the procurement of a largescale refurbishment

  • Advising a number of contractors on disputes relating to waste to energy projects including representation in the High Court

  • Advising one of the largest global construction consultancies in numerous construction and engineering related disputes