Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

15 January 2013

Payne Hicks Beach builds a construction team with a new partner hire

Payne Hicks Beach is delighted to announce the arrival of new partner Dr Julian Critchlow, who has joined to head up its new Construction and Energy practice.

Julian's arrival from specialist construction firm Fenwick Elliott this month signals Payne Hicks Beach's desire to create a leading Construction practice to complement its Corporate, Dispute Resolution and Real Estate departments.

Julian will initially lead a team of five. He will be working with two highly experienced consultants, Paul Taylor and Diana Hird, who also joined the firm in January 2013. Assistant solicitor Amanda Lamb is another new joiner and existing associate Matthew Spring, already with the Property Disputes team, will complete the line-up. The team's experience spans all aspects of domestic and international work, both at the development stage and in respect of disputes.

Peter Black, Managing Partner, commented "This is an exciting development for the firm, as we extend our reach and build our profile and client base in the commercial sphere. Julian's arrival broadens the scope of our offering and we look forward to working with him and his new team."

About Julian Critchlow
Julian has specialised in construction law for almost all his career. He acts for developers (both international and private), main contractors, subcontractors, and consultants in respect of both project advice and disputes. He also acts as an arbitrator (both domestic and international - he has been frequently appointed in DIAC arbitrations).

He is the author of numerous publications and a well-known speaker on construction issues. According to Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession, his clients are impressed by his "extensive knowledge, sound judgement, clear explanation and astute tactics".

About Payne Hicks Beach
The firm has 60 lawyers and provides specialist legal services to private and commercial clients. With a reputation for handling complex problems, we provide solutions that are incisive, straightforward and creative.

Our structure and our commitment to outstanding client service means that all our specialist advisers work closely with each other to deliver seamless advice across all our practice areas.


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