Harriet has a wide range of litigious experience, including handling litigation and adjudications, as well as mediation and other forms of dispute resolution procedure. Harriet also has experience of project management, procurement and transactional construction work, including the preparation and negotiation of building contracts, consultant appointments and warranties. Harriet acts for all types of clients within the construction industry and has experience of representing lenders, developers, architects, main contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, consultants and so on.
Recent Contentious Experience
Harriet’s recent cases include:
Acting for a steelwork contractor in connection with a payment dispute on a major London port development to negotiate a favourable settlement of court proceedings.
Acting for a sub-contractor in a multi million pound claim relating to the design, manufacture and installation of press tooling for a car manufacturing facility.
Successfully defending a c.£1million technical knockout Adjudication on behalf of a developer and handling ongoing Part 8 Proceedings arising out of the Adjudication.
Advising a large scaffolding/access work sub-contractor in connection with a dispute arising out of the construction of an aircraft carrier.
Working on numerous adjudications and court proceedings on behalf of the main contractor responsible for the construction of a power station.
Acting for the main contractor on a multi-million pound residential development in multiple adjudications to successfully defend allegations of significant defects and to procure the payment of substantial outstanding sums due to the main contractor.
Acting for the sub-contractor in relation to a dispute with the main contractor concerning delays to the completion of the design and construction of a cryogenic storage plant.
Acting for the employer in a valuation dispute arising out of the re-development of a shopping centre in Greater Manchester.
Assisting on the reported case of Severfield (UK) Ltd v Duro Felguera UK Ltd  EWHC 2975 (TCC) to successfully defend the enforcement of a c. £3million Adjudicator’s award. This case developed the existing case law in relation to excluded operations under the Construction Act.
Claremont Group Interiors Ltd v Boultbee Ldn (Marylebone) Ltd  11 WLUK 380
Recent Transactional Experience
Recent projects include:
Acting for a supplier of bathroom units in connection with numerous high profile hotel and commercial developments;
Acting for a lender to procure and advise on the appropriate construction documentation in connection with a commercial redevelopment project;
Acting for a developer in order to negotiate a full suite of professional appointments and the building contracts in connection with three supermarket development projects in Greater Manchester;
Acting for a developer in order to negotiate and finalise the building contract and numerous consultant appointments on a major conversion project to produce modern residential accommodation;
Preparing a set of bespoke terms & conditions and a set of bespoke sub-contract terms & conditions for a main contractor and providing associated training to key personnel.