Construction & Engineering
Clare has experience of construction disputes on both a large and small scale and both within and outside the professional liability context. Clare regularly appears in the Technology and Construction Court and has experience of arbitrations and adjudications. She enjoys getting to grips with the technical information and expert evidence often involved in such disputes.
Examples of her cases include:
- An ongoing dispute involving a number of cases which arise from the supply of concrete which was used in a variety of major construction projects. Clare is led by David Turner QC.
- Clare was instructed for a demolition sub-contractor in a claim brought by the main contractor arising out of works done during an office block refurbishment in Birmingham.
- Acting for a glazing sub-contractor in a claim brought by the main contractor arising out of the installation of windows in an atrium.
- Clare was instructed on behalf of the architect in a dispute concerning the major refurbishment of a restaurant.
- Clare was instructed for a project manager in a claim concerning building works at a sea front apartment block.
- Clare was instructed by Kennedys LLP in a multi-party construction dispute arising out of the insulation of chilled water pipework at Linklaters LLP’s City office. Two summary judgment applications were made. The first, Linklaters Business Services v Sir Robert McAlpine  EWHC 1145, 130 Con LR 111 considered the duty of care owed by a sub-sub-contractor whose carelessness in installing insulation in a building had caused damage to other areas of that building. The other, Southern Insulation v How Engineering  EWHC 1878 considered whether a sub-sub-contractor could owe a sub-contractor a duty of care such that the sub-contractor could recover sums which it was held liable to pay the main contractor.