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Steve Oakes


I was employed in operational and commercial positions for over 10 years within specialist mechanical and electrical engineering.  For the last 14 years I have used my experience of construction to assist clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters.  I have extensive experience in drafting, negotiating and amending contracts, subcontracts and other legal documents.  I have gained considerable experience of working with all forms of construction and engineering contract including FIDIC, NEC 2, 3 and 4, ICE 6th & 7th, JCT 98 & 2005, 2011, 2016, DOM 1, DOM 2, MF1 together with many other bespoke forms of contract.  I have a post graduate qualification in construction adjudication and I have represented clients in numerous adjudications and other forms of dispute resolution.  I am also an accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator. 

My experience allows me to advise clients on legal matters whilst understanding the commercial and operational aspects of the construction industry.  I have assisted clients in all areas of construction and engineering, including healthcare, hospitality, education, rail, renewable energy, retail and residential and have advised clients with projects not only in the UK and Europe, but in North America, South America, Asia and Africa.


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