Construction Law / Commercial Property News
The construction and commercial property teams at Derby law firm Flint Bishop are expanding to accommodate growing demand for its services, with three new solicitors appointed in only the last 12 months.
New Head of Construction & Engineering, Danielle Cafferkey, joins the firm from a seven-year in-house role at national building contractor Shepherd Construction Ltd (part of the Shepherd Group).
Previous to that she specialised in construction law at Nelsons Solicitors, before moving onto Browne Jacobson LLP where she qualified in 2002.
She is now helping Flint Bishop’s clients with a range of contentious and non-contentious services including dispute resolution, negotiating and drafting standard contracts and drafting bespoke amendments or agreements.
Danielle says: “It is good to have joined the firm at such a busy time for our construction department. We’re involved in a lot of new projects for existing clients such as Bowmer & Kirkland and Clowes Developments (UK) Ltd. They rely on the close synergy between our construction and property departments to streamline the legal aspects of their projects.”
Joining Flint Bishop after two and a half years at Eversheds, Andrew Perry has been appointed as a Construction and Engineering Associate. Specialising in both contentious and non-contentious construction law, Andrew has worked on a range of disputes including major power UK infrastructure final account disputes and large scale residential development construction claims. He has also advised some of the country’s largest plc’s on retail and residential development projects.
Andrew says: “I am very pleased to be returning to Flint Bishop at such an exciting time in the development of its construction and engineering team. Working alongside Danielle, the team will be in a strong position to service our clients’ requirements and we are well placed to expand Flint Bishop’s construction and engineering reach.”
A recent addition to the Commercial Property department is solicitor, Leanne Cook. She joins the firm from Lincolnshire solicitors Wilkin Chapman, where she qualified in 2006 and specialized in commercial property for eight years.
In addition to her Post Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course, she has a Masters in Advanced Commercial Property Law from Northumbria University.
Leanne says: “Moving to Flint Bishop has given me the chance to work on bigger development projects, mainly for two of our larger developer clients, Clowes Developments (UK) Ltd and Peveril Securities Ltd. I also enjoy being involved in Business in the Community’s ProHelp scheme to provide free legal advice to community organisations in need of support.”
For more information on Flint Bishop and its legal services contact 01332 340 211