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BPE Builds on Construction Offering

Construction New Starters ResizedBPE Solicitors has welcomed an array of new faces into its Construction and Engineering team, with four people joining in recent months.

The commercial law firm, which has offices in Cheltenham, Stroud and London now boasts one of the largest Construction & Engineering teams in the South West region, with over 50 years combined specialist legal experience.

Emilie Sclater, Neil Mason, Kerrie Jones and Gemma Bill have all joined the growing team, working alongside current team members Jon Close, Anna Wood and Katie Pickering.

Emilie joins as an Associate Solicitor from Kennedys in Birmingham. With over eight years’ experience in Construction law, she will be working on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters. She has particular experience in insurance matters.

Another Associate Solicitor to join the team is Neil Mason, a senior lawyer with 15 years’ experience. Having previously worked at Clarke Willmott, Bevan Brittan and Rubric in Bath, Neil will split his time between the firm’s head office in Cheltenham and their base on the Bristol & Bath Science Park, focusing on high end, complex construction disputes.

Gemma Bill joins the seven-strong team as a Consultant with over ten years’ experience at Pinsent Masons and latterly Pennington Manches. Gemma is based in London, supporting the team on both large-scale development and renewable energy projects as well as dispute resolution issues.

Finally, Kerrie Jones joined at the start of January as a Legal Advisor, having worked previously in-house at both Kier Wales & Western and British Gas. She brings with her considerable experience in procurement as well as environmental and regulatory matters.

Jon Close, Partner and Team Leader of Construction & Engineering commented, “It’s been great to welcome so many fresh faces to the team over the last few months. Each one of them brings with them invaluable experience, which in turn builds on the service we can provide to our clients. The Construction & Engineering industries are increasingly expecting their lawyers to understand their underlying commercial issues and the team I have the pleasure of leading now gets that instantly."

He continues, “Industry is definitely on the up and we now have the right people to continue to meet clients’ expectations in a rising market.”

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