Hill Dickinson strengthens construction and engineering team

Tue, October 8th, 2019

Hill Dickinson strengthens construction and engineering team with two new hires

Two new hires at commercial law firm Hill Dickinson are paving the way to further growth of the firm’s Liverpool based construction and engineering team.

Senior associates Joanna Maddocks and Sam Beer have both joined Hill Dickinson in recent weeks, complementing the construction and engineering team’s legal services offering with added expertise in areas including public sector, transport, renewable energy and professional indemnity.

Welcoming them to the team, head of the construction and engineering team Alan Pugh said: "The addition of both Joanna and Sam at senior associate level is a reflection of the growing reputation in our team on a national and increasingly on an international stage. We pride ourselves in the quality of our team who offer a first class service delivering legal advice and strategic guidance as a trusted adviser to clients. We have a sustained growth strategy and I am delighted that Joanna and Sam have joined Hill Dickinson as we continue to build on the strength and depth that our team has to offer across the construction and engineering markets."

He added: "Our clients typically operate in what is a hugely competitive sector with high costs and extremely tight margins, so having access to specialist quality legal advice is a critical success factor.

"Joanna and Sam add both depth and breadth to the work we currently undertake, giving our clients access to a wider bank of expertise and increased resource to handle the legal aspects of all their construction and engineering needs, however complex."

Joanna Maddocks has particular experience in the delivery of transport projects including light rail extensions, guided bus lanes and the construction of transport exchange facilities. She has also advised on the procurement, construction and maintenance of renewable energy power plants with a particular emphasis on onshore wind farms. Her expertise includes advising private and public sector clients on construction and engineering projects together with service and maintenance agreements. She can also provide legal advice and support in respect of public procurement and commercial tenders.

Sam Beer focuses on contentious construction, with a background in professional negligence disputes arising in all sectors of the construction industry. His experience includes advising on disputes relating to waste to energy plants, water treatment systems and cladding. He also provides legal advice and support in respect of general insurance and insurance coverage issues in construction.

In his time, Sam has dealt with disputes through litigation, arbitration and adjudication. In addition, Sam has extensive experience of alternative dispute resolution forums, such as mediation.

Hill Dickinson’s client base covers the spectrum across the construction and engineering industry nationally and internationally.

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