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Sharpe Pritchard LLP

Elm Yard
13-16 Elm Street
Contact Person: Mr Justin Medelle
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Phone: 020 7061 5948 / 020 7405 4600
Occupation: Solicitors and Parliamentary Agents

Sharpe Pritchard’s construction team advises a range of clients across the industry, including central government, local authorities, housing associations, developers, funders, project sponsors, consultants and charitable institutions. 

We work with public sector bodies and private sector contractors across the UK.  Sharpe Pritchard has been appointed to a number of approved procurement panels. 

The team advises on all standard form construction contracts, including JCT, NEC, GC/Works and FIDIC. We also advise on all ancillary documentation, including bonds, parent company guarantees and collateral warranties. In addition, we advise on standard form and bespoke professional team appointments and partnering agreements.

Each of our lawyers has extensive experience in European procurement law and can advise on both contentious and non-contentious matters.  As such, we are renowned experts in property and facilities management contracts, with experience in PPP, PFI and procurement.

We also have a dedicated unit specialising in dispute resolution with a particular focus on adjudication. We are equally comfortable acting for the party referring an adjudication or responding to an adjudication and fully understand the different pressures involved in each. In addition, we advise on and guide our clients through mediation, litigation, expert determination and arbitration.

Key project sectors we work with include infrastructure, retail and commercial developments, strategic maintenance projects, education including academy conversions and new builds, waste and regeneration. 

Justin Mendelle
Partner, Head of Construction

Justin is head of construction law and our adjudication advice team at Sharpe Pritchard. He advises a range of clients, including central government, local authorities, housing associations, developers, funders, project sponsors, consultants and charitable institutions. His practice spans construction projects, facilities and asset management, adjudication, PPP and PFI projects, procurement and procurement dispute resolution. Previous and current major projects include city centre redevelopments, major public sector outsourcing, housing regeneration schemes, major office and retail schemes, leisure and sports centres, waste treatment facilities, data centres and numerous private hospitals across the UK.

Justin is involved in the full spectrum of procurement and construction law, advising clients on both contentious and non-contentions matters. This includes advice on the full range of standard form building contracts, professional team appointments and partnering agreements, as well as adjudications on a wide variety of disputes, from extension of time and loss and expense claims to complicated contractual breaches. Justin is proud of a success rate of over 90% in such claims.

Justin is an acknowledged specialist in commercial contracts, the construction industry, procurement and dispute resolution.

He is a member of the Society of Construction Law, Technology and Construction Solicitors Association (TeCSA) and the Procurement Lawyers Association.

Justin also regularly lectures and runs training workshops on adjudication, JCT and NEC contracts, PPP/PFI models, EU procurement (including competitive dialogue) and dispute resolution (with a focus on adjudication).

Justin is responsible for the development of our dedicated microsite on adjudication advice for construction disputes.

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