Kerry Beattie

Partner

Construction and Engineering

Significant experience in both contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering, energy and utilities matters, as well as advising on property related transactions and commercial agreements.

Kerry has over 20 years of experience advising clients who are developing or funding commercial projects either for their own use or for sale/letting, including negotiations with funders, contractors, professionals and end users.

Her specialisms include the negotiation and drafting of bespoke contracts and professional  appointments, drafting project specific amendments to industry standard forms of contract and professional appointments. Kerry also advises on construction related documents such as warranties, bonds, and crane oversail licences. She undertakes project audits, advises on contract interpretation and trains clients on the practical implementation of contracts they have entered into.

Kerry is also experienced in all aspects of dispute resolution and, in particular, disputes relating to construction and engineering related matters.

Kerry’s clients include leaders in the construction and engineering, energy and utilities sectors such as major UK developers, owner / occupiers, funders and UK based construction professionals and contractors.

Work highlights

DUE DILIGENCE

Due diligence, risk evaluation and negotiation of construction documentation for client forward funding developments ranging from £10m to £25m.


HIGH VALUE CONSTRUCTION

Preparation and negotiation of suite of construction documents for numerous commercial developments in London and the South East with values up to £60m.


CONTRACTS

Drafting and negotiating contracts for new laboratory and production facilities for clients in the technology sector.


CARE HOME SECTOR

Due diligence and negotiation of warranties for various lenders in the care home sector for funders.


TRADE CONTRACT

Risk profiling on £19m trade contract.


TIME EXTENSION

Adjudication to determine extension of time entitlement.


APPEAL

Appeal relating to construction of a ship.


Memberships and Associations

Society of Construction Law

Recent articles

Events

Property and Planning breakfast seminar, Brighton, June 2024

Network with colleagues in the field over bacon rolls before hearing the latest news from our team.

15/05/2024

Events

Property and Planning breakfast seminar, Crawley, June 2024

Join our expert Real Estate and Planning teams in Crawley  as we bring you the latest updates in Property law and answer your questions.

14/05/2024

Insights

Developers’ Questions – restrictive covenant indemnity insurance

Does indemnity insurance provide an absolute solution for defective title issues? We explain what developers need to know

30/10/2023

Announcements

DMH Stallard bolster property development practice

Lucy Rudd joins from Judge & Priestly where her practice focused on advising developers on acquisitions and sales of development sites

15/08/2022