Birmingham, United Kingdom
Warren is a construction and engineering law specialist with 17 years’ experience in the construction sector.
Warren manages disputes in the High Court, arbitration and adjudication. Warren’s thoroughness enables him to identify the key issues quickly. From the beginning of a dispute, he is always thinking about the exit strategy. He is always looking to achieve the right result for his client at the earliest stage.
Warren also advises in respect of transactions. This may be drafting a complex bespoke contract, amending a standard form contract, or reviewing and commenting on project documents. Warren’s approach is to help clients understand the risks involved in a project and then seek to allocate those risks appropriately between the parties. If risk allocation is clear in the contract documents, any later disputes are often easier to manage and resolve.
Partner in Construction, Engineering and Projects team
Formerly the head of construction and a partner at an international law firm, Warren has significant experience of representing all tiers of the construction industry from developers through to sub-contractors. Warren is a skilled litigator and tactician with an ability to understand the key issues quickly. He knows how to steer his clients towards a solution, be it contentious or non-contentious.
2004 - 2008
LLB (with French law) First Class Honours
'Berwick Law have assisted us for several years on a variety of complex legal matters including construction contract advise, claims preparation and resolution, lease preparation, international sales agency agreements and new business ventures. They have a unique understanding of the needs of business and are skilled at ‘walking you through’ the legal process in a simple, easy to follow manner. Their wide knowledge base makes them particularly skilled in advising and supporting our business in new ventures and have guided us through unchartered territory on numerous occasions. I have always received very direct and accurate information from Berwick Law which I have been confident in using to make informed business risk decisions. They have been a great support to our business and I would not hesitate in recommending Berwick Law’
"technically top drawer","extremely thorough and very user friendly", "plain-talking and tells it how it is. His advice has always been sound".