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.