Lydia Stuart-Banks


Lydia is an established and trusted advisor to both public and private clients within construction, who come to Lydia for legal expertise pertaining to housing, education, procurement, asset management and local and central government developments.

As a specialist in delivering development agreements and building contracts for the registered housing sector and Department for Education, Lydia also negotiates and drafts pre-construction service agreements while, further, drafting ancillary documentation, comprising, professional appointments, collateral warranties, parent company guarantees and performance bonds.

Lydia’s legal knowledge and passion for construction means her clients have a full understanding and clarity over complex situations, and with a degree of personality and empathy, Lydia ensures the commercial goals and ambitions of her clients are achieved in line with expectations.

Based at Trower’s Exeter office; an advisory office in the South-West to the Department for Education, Lydia is integral to the success of a programme dedicated to the construction of free schools and academies across the region. Working closely with other teams such as the Real Estate Practice safeguards the industry leading knowledge Lydia has, ensuring her advice continues to maximise value and advance strategic ambitions.

Lydia has been speaker at industry events, including the Constructing Excellence South-West BIM conference, where she conveyed her legal insights into an area of construction that is transforming the way buildings are maintained. She has also organised and presented at G4C South West awards in recognition for young legal professionals beginning their careers, and she regularly attends industry-specific networking events in the South-West, meeting clients and professional groups who contribute to make construction in the South-West a success.

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