Nicola Williams Senior Chartered Legal Executive
“The team and I feel we got a first class service from you on the construction side”
Nicola is an experienced Senior Chartered Legal Executive specialising in construction and development.
Main areas of practice
Nicola specialises in non-contentious construction work.
Nicola advises on construction terms: in development agreements, agreements for lease and licences, letters of intent, pre-construction agreements, building contracts and sub-contracts, consultant appointments, collateral warranties and letters of reliance, novation agreements, performance and other bonds, parent company guarantees, project bank accounts/escrow agreements. Nicola also provides due diligence reports to funders on construction documents.
She acts for private and public sector clients, employers (including under strategic partnerships and joint ventures), developers, contractors, consultants and funders, in respect of complex and/or high value construction projects.
- Advising a major public authority and advising major private developers on bespoke developer agreements with associated agreements for lease
- Providing due diligence reports on construction documents to the main high street banks and private funding organisations
- Advising a major university and social housing providers on construction framework agreements to procure professional consultants and building contractors under multiple lots for call-off contracts
- Advising a new bank on construction documents for refurbishment/new build to create new branches under a major expansion project
- Advising social housing providers on development agreements, drafting bespoke construction documents and preparing templates for their future construction projects
- Advising a local authority on a wide range of construction projects and contracts, including school refurbishment/new build projects, regeneration projects and framework agreements
Nicola also has experience in advising on public sector contracts and procurement.
Related Knowledge & Resources
We look at a Court of Appeal decision that is likely to have far-reaching implications on liquidators who were, naturally attracted to the idea of referring disputes to adjudication as a means of determining monies owed to the insolvent company.
Local authorities will be pleased to note that the Court of Appeal accepts that they only have to consider planning issues when presented with a planning application.
Developers are geared up to carry out necessary remediation of brownfield sites through the planning process, but what happens if there is historical contamination on land that they have sold to homeowners years before?