Oliver Williams


Oliver is a Partner at Trowers & Hamlins and deals with contentious and non-contentious matters and specialising in complex and high value construction and engineering disputes, both domestic and international.

Oliver's clients include contractors, sub-contractors, developers and consultants as well as local authorities and utility and energy companies.  He advises on all forms of dispute resolution including arbitration, court proceedings, commercial negotiation and mediation with particular experience acting for contractors and developers in adjudication proceedings.

Oliver advises on multi-million pound claims on both the claimant and defendant side in relation to a range of disputes such as non-payment, defects in design and construction, delays, professional negligence and final account issues. His recent experience includes:

  • acting for a main contractor in relation to the design and construction of a 40MW power plant;
  • acting in respect of a NEC3 form of contract relating to reactive maintenance works carried out at numerous NHS hospital sites; 
  • acting for a developer in adjudication proceedings involving a block of student accommodation in the South West;
  • acting for a main contractor in respect of alleged defects at a manufacturing facility; 
  • acting for a firm of architects relating to the redevelopment of a sports stadium; and
  • acting for a main contractor in respect of an oil pipeline dispute in the Middle East.

As a construction solicitor based in Exeter, Oliver often gives seminars and training to clients and other construction professionals on various issues affecting the industry.

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