Pat has more than 15 years of experience providing advice on the terms of commercial contracts and the risks associated with them, concentrating especially on the urban regeneration and renewables sectors. He specialises particularly in construction law, negotiating and drafting how these risks are positioned in documentation such as development agreements, building contracts, professional appointments, guarantees, bonds and warranties.

Pat’s advice encompasses all kinds of construction documentation for developers, contractors, sub-contractors, commercial tenants, public authorities, investment purchasers and funders. His expertise covers all the major standard form building contracts such as JCT, SBCC, NEC, GC/Works and FIDIC. He also drafts bespoke contracts.

Pat is dual qualified in Scotland and England & Wales. He is a real specialist in his field as he is a Law Society of Scotland accredited specialist in Construction Law and also has a Masters degree in Construction Law.

In a previous life Pat worked as a postman, so you might say that he’s always been a man of letters…In his spare time he frets about Manchester United and his fantasy football team.

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