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Tim leads the non-contentious construction and engineering practice in Europe and co-leads the practice globally.

Tim leads the non-contentious construction and engineering practice in Europe and co-leads the practice globally.

Based in London, Tim has over 20 years' experience working on construction and engineering projects, domestically and internationally, across the real estate, energy and infrastructure sectors. He typically advises clients of the construction industry, often on high-value, large-scale or complex projects.

Tim provides strategic advice and risk analysis and helps clients with a wide variety of construction procurement arrangements, including traditional, design and construct, turnkey, management and collaborative contracting. He works with clients on a wide range of contracts including professional appointments, building contracts, EPC/EPCM/EPIC contracts, FEED and early works agreements, framework/call-off arrangements, supply-only contracts, O&M contracts and LTSAs.

Clients benefit directly from Tim's specialist construction and engineering experience and up-to-the minute market knowledge. He focuses on understanding each client's key commercial requirements in order to help them to select the right strategy, strike the right balance between risk allocation and pricing, and record in contract documents the agreed positions with absolute clarity.

Tim understands the importance of effective project management of legal services, ensuring the pieces fit together and nothing falls between the cracks. His involvement with major projects means he is used to working in cross-functional teams and interfacing and co-ordinating with members across all levels.

Tim's expertise is highlighted by his 'leading individual' ranking in Legal 500 UK and his recommendation in Chambers UK. Chambers UK notes how "particularly well versed in advising on energy and infrastructure projects both at home and abroad. Tim is ", whilst Legal 500 UK describes Tim's "strategic procurement advice and leads negotiations for high-profile development projects, particularly in sustainable construction and decarbonisation."


Tim was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2002 and holds a BA in Jurisprudence (honours status) from Oxford University (Oriel College).

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • bp on the engineering, procurement construction and commissioning contracts for the First of a Kind power, capture and compression projects for Net Zero Teesside and Northern Endurance Partnership (including zero carbon gas-fired power generation, and transmission and offshore storage infrastructure)
  • Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, one of the largest global investors in sustainable infrastructure projects, on the development of the mega HØST power-to-x project in Esbjerg, Denmark, using electricity from renewables and gigawatt-scale electrolysis to produce CO2-free green hydrogen and ultimately 600,000 tonnes of green ammonia.  Tim has advised CIP on all of its UK thermal energy development projects, including the 600ktpa Lostock waste to energy facility (the largest in Europe), and provides strategic advice for global projects
  • Cero Generation (part of Macquarie Green Investment Group), one of Europe’s largest solar and battery farm developers, on model form construction and operation documents and on implementation or projects in the UK and across Europe.  This includes the UK's first co-located solar PV and battery storage development connected to the National Grid transmission network (Larks Green, Bristol)
  • CPP Investments on its joint venture and contracting arrangements with a multinational real estate company for the phased development of office schemes at The International Quarter, London
  • HB Reavis on the large-scale construction management redevelopment of One Waterloo to comprise 1.2m square feet of workspace, retail space and public realm connected to Waterloo Station, London
  • Goldman Sachs on the development and construction arrangements for its acquisition of BTR from Countryside and Urban & Civic
  • Plastic Energy, in joint venture with SABIC, on strategic procurement aspects of its first commercial end-of-life plastics advanced recycling unit, located in the Netherlands, and on the EPCM contract, equipment supply contracts and civil works contract
  • Trafigura on the EPC contract, service and availability agreement and battery reservation and warranty documentation for its new battery energy storage system to be connected to the Belgium national power grid
  • VPI Immingham on technology and construction procurement aspects of the Humber Net Zero decarbonisation project, UK
  • NNB Generation on the construction and engineering aspects of EDF's new nuclear development programme in the UK
  • Nord Stream 2 on the construction and engineering procurement strategy and multiple onshore and offshore contracts for the twin gas pipeline mega-project between the Russian Federation and Germany