Theresa specialises in contentious construction and joined Trowers & Hamlins in June 2010 from a boutique construction law practice. Theresa was promoted to Partner in 2015.
Theresa has extensive experience of acting for Employers and Main Contractors, making High Court applications and the Enforcement of Adjudicators' decisions in the Technology and Construction Court. She is familiar with both standard and bespoke forms of construction contracts. Theresa also has experience of running High Court trials, instructing experts on technical engineering matters, resolving construction disputes through mediation and drafting settlement agreements, claims, defences and adjudication submissions. Theresa has been advising clients on a variety of high value and complex matters concerning fire safety and the implications of the new legislation and is heavily involved in the firm-wide Building a Safer Future initiative.
Theresa has also acted for clients in domestic and international arbitrations and frequently works with international clients in contentious proceedings. Theresa has recently acted in Court of Appeal proceedings for an international client and has made applications to the Supreme Court.
Theresa is a regular speaker at London Build and for the RICS CPD training programme and is a contributor to Building Magazine, Construction Law and Construction Manager.
Theresa is the Chair of the National Association of Women in Construction, is on the Board of Women in Social Housing, is a member of the Adjudication Society Committee and was awarded Best Woman in Construction Law at the European Women in Construction & Engineering Awards 2017. Theresa was a finalist for the Litigator of the Year and Woman of the Year in the Women in Law Awards 2020.
Theresa is the co-head of Diversity and Inclusion at Trowers and was recently appointed to act as the chair of the RICS Dispute Resolution Appointments Board.