New construction partner joins Thomson Snell & Passmore 

Thomson Snell & Passmore’s construction team has welcomed Caroline Watkins as a partner – an appointment which plays a crucial role in advancing the team’s continuous growth plans.

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.  

Caroline 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, said: “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 added: “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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