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Shail Patel

Construction & Engineering

Shail appears regularly in the county courts and Technology and Construction Court on disputes of all sizes arising out of technology and construction. He has significant experience of subrogated recovery claims involving fires, floods and other wrongful damage to buildings and property.

Highlights in this area includes:-

  • A fire claim against a plumbing contractor in respect of a fire at a college causing c. £1m of damage. Liability and causation is heavily contested.
  • Acting for a defendant construction firm in a claim brought against it for allegedly damaging gas infrastructure.
  • A delay claim against a firm of consulting engineers in respect of a significant London commercial development site.
  • Acting for a supplier of stone to a City office development in a claim for breach of contract and delay, including acting in the successful mediation of the claim.