Ian is a specialist construction and engineering solicitor.

Ian has extensive experience advising on projects across a range of sectors including power/process, nuclear decommissioning, residential, retail, office and education. Ian regularly advises on large and complex infrastructure projects and commercial developments. He is experienced in all the standard forms of contract including JCT, NEC, ICC, IChemE, MF/1 and FIDIC. Ian is rated as one of the leading construction lawyers in the North-West by Chambers.

Ian’s relevant experience includes:

  • Advising the client on the procurement of a waste for energy plant. Contract value circa £250m.
  • Advising a national retailer on the procurement of a new distribution centre including the automation and picking system.  Contract value circa £250m.
  • Advising on the procurement of new cranes for a sea container terminal. Contract value circa £100m.
  • Advising a developer on various apartment PRS developments. Each project having a value of circa £40m.
  • Advising in connection with and preparing contract documentation for a new €166m chlorine facility at Runcorn, Cheshire.
  • Advising a local authority in connection with claims by a contractor for an extension of time and disruption arising out of the construction of a new by-pass. Claim value was circa £5m.

Ian Joined Shoosmiths in 2022.



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