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Steven Carey, Partner

Steven is Head of the Construction and Engineering group and advises employers, contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers on a wide range of building and civil engineering matters, both domestically and internationally.

About

Steven is the global Head of the Construction and Engineering 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 an engineer for a major contractor before switching to law. He advises employers, major contractors, engineers, sub-contractors and suppliers on a wide range of construction matters, both domestically and internationally. He has a wide experience of working on all the various forms of standard conditions of Construction and Engineering contracts, as well as numerous bespoke forms of construction contract. 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 the TeCSA panel. 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: Purchaser London (Firms) and Construction: Supplier London (Firms).  

With his engineering background, Steven is able to liaise effectively and efficiently with both factual and expert witnesses on what can be technically complex cases. Steven is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience

  • Advising a major subcontractor on a number of disputes in the Middle East and on various projects in the UK.
  • Advising a major hotel group on the procurement of a large scale refurbishment.
  • Advising a stock-market listed global construction company on all of their non-contentious construction work. 
  • Advising one of the largest global construction consultancies in numerous construction and engineering related disputes. 
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