Publish date

22 January 2024

New Construction Partner joins Thomson Snell & Passmore

Thomson Snell & Passmore’s well respected Construction team has welcomed Caroline Watkins as a Partner. Her appointment is a key part of ongoing growth plans for the team.

Caroline joins from EMW Law LLP and brings with her considerable expertise in the construction space. Her previous experience also includes time with industry leaders Beale & Co, and the in-house legal team at Southern Water.

She has particular knowledge in professional indemnity insurance and utilities (including renewables) and regularly acts for contractors, developers, suppliers and professional consultants, providing documentation and advice on all major forms of construction contracts, including JCT, NEC, FIDIC and iChemE. In addition, she represents a number of banks, providing development finance in construction projects, and more recently has been providing advice to clients on the legal and practical implications of the Building Safety Act as well as giving regular presentations on the topic to leading construction industry network groups.

Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Construction team has built up a reputation for thinking like construction industry professionals and having an in-depth understanding of the construction sector. The team’s expert lawyers are experienced in advising on dispute resolution, project documentation and project support – including international projects.

Mark Steggles, Head of Dispute Resolution at Thomson Snell & Passmore comments: “Caroline’s extensive skills and experience will perfectly augment our already excellent team. Her expertise in non-contentious construction matters expands our offering to our clients in this area and I am thrilled that she is joining the firm.”

Caroline Watkins, Partner at Thomson Snell & Passmore adds: “This is a really exciting time to be joining such an excellent firm, and I am looking forward to helping the team with their ambitious growth plans.”

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