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Trowers & Hamlins ramps up construction capabilities in the Midlands

Trowers & Hamlins ramps up construction capabilities in the Midlands

Trowers & Hamlins continues to bolster its construction capabilities in the Midlands with the recent appointments of Paul Mountain and Tim Willis, who have joined the firm as consultants.

Paul was previously a partner and head of construction at SGH Martineau in Birmingham.  He specialises in non-contentious construction work, with a particular focus on areas including education, energy, regeneration, and heritage and culture.  He also advises on the formation of not-for-profit companies and social enterprises and on related governance matters.

Paul's appointment follows that of Tim Willis, former construction and engineering partner and head of renewables at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, earlier this year.  Tim is Solicitor Advocate, having originally practised as a barrister.  He is also a former Chairman of the CIArb in the Midlands and Vice Chairman of the Adjudication Society.  He specialises in providing contentious construction advice and conducting litigation, arbitration and adjudication.

The construction capabilities of Trowers & Hamlins' Birmingham office have grown significantly recently.  The appointments of Paul Mountain and Tim Willis follow those of Victoria Ball, who joined the non-contentious team from Interserve's in-house legal department, and Tanya Chadha on the contentious construction side.  The Birmingham construction team now has nine members.

Assad Maqbool, head of regional Projects and Construction at Trowers & Hamlins, commented:  "We have seen a rise in demand for construction-related advice and have responded accordingly to our clients' needs by boosting our offering in the Midlands.

"The arrivals of Paul and Tim further strengthen our offering and follow on the heels of the strategic decision we took last year to relocate partners Vijay Bange and Andrew Vickery to Birmingham from London."

Trowers & Hamlins' Birmingham construction team is part of the firm's national construction practice, which provides fully integrated "cradle-to-grave" construction law advice.  The team is best known for its innovation and determination to achieve practical and commercial results for its clients, whether contractors, government bodies, local authorities, developers or housing providers.