Steven Carey, Partner
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, 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 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 is able to 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 large scale 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.
Construct.Law - Summer 2021
Click here to read the summer edition of our construction & infrastructure publication - Construct.law
Steven Carey quoted by Construction Law on the risk of an increase in disputes over the materials shortage in the construction sector
Shortages of materials will likely lead to an increase in disputes as projects suffer ensuing disruption.
Steven Carey writes for Building on whether a company can provide expert services in claims for and against the same party
A recent appeal case looked at whether a company can provide expert services in claims for and against the same party.
Infra.law - Spring 2021
Click here to read the latest edition of our construction and infrastructure publication, Infra.Law.
Steven Carey writes for Building on the law that governs arbitration agreements international construction contracts
Steven Carey writes for Building on the Supreme Court's decision in Bresco v Michael J Lonsdale
Construct.Law - Summer 2020
Welcome to our summer edition of Construct.Law bringing your legal and commercial insight into issues facing the construction industry.
Adjudication v Insolvency Set-Off
We take a look at the recent Supreme Court decision and what it means for the industry.
The New Normal: Adjudication after Bresco
The latest podcast in our Construction series, The New Normal
Steven Carey writes for the Practical Law Construction blog on the implications of the judgment in Yuanda v Multiplex
Yuanda v Multiplex – “ascertaining” damages pre-adjudication under ABI bond
Steven Carey writes for Practical Law Construction in relation to the judgment in Yuanda v Multiplex.
Don’t touch those defects
There is often a clash between the desire for contractors and the desire of employers.
Steven Carey writes for Building on the implications of LGK v MPB on contractual confusion
Steven Carey writes for Building on the feasibility of applying for an injunction to restrain a replacement subcontractor from rectifying defects
That is not what I wanted!
Recent case law highlights the importance for architects (or any other designers) to have a written brief from their clients in place.
Steven Carey writes for Building on one of the first cases to apply the Mears vs Costplan ruling on identifying practical completion
Steven Carey writes for Building magazine on the implications of the Freeborn vs Marcal case
Steven Carey quoted in Construction News on the testing for alcohol and drugs on construction sites
Steven Carey writes for Building Magazine: Operating under-covered
Construct.Law - Summer 2018
Welcome to our summer edition of Construct.Law bringing you legal and commercial insight into issues facing the construction industry.