Head of construction, engineering and projects group,
Charles Russell Speechlys
Steven advises employers, contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers on a
wide range of building and civil engineering matters, both domestically and
internationally. He 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 contract.
He advises on the full scope of construction issues ranging from
procurement/contract strategies through to dispute avoidance/resolution. He
has had articles published in Building, Civil Engineering Surveyor, the
Construction Law Journal and Construction Law, as well as regularly
contributing to Construction News. He is co-author of the “Procurement
Route” chapter in the recently published “ICE Manual of Construction Law”.
Steven obtained a degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from Sheffield
University. Before switching to law, Steven worked as a civil engineer for a
major contractor. With this engineering background, Steven is able to liaise
effectively and efficiently with both factual and expert witnesses on what can
be technically complex cases.