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Paul Scott - Gateley Plc

Paul Scott

Legal Director

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Email: Paul Scott
  • Direct Telephone: +44 (0) 121 212 7714
  • Mobile: +44 (0) 7718 559 680

Expertise

Paul is an experienced litigator, who advises in relation to a broad range of construction and engineering disputes. He acts for house builders; developers; end-user clients; contractors; subcontractors; and construction industry professionals in helping them to resolve all manner of disputes.

Experience

Paul provides ongoing project support and strategic pre-action advice to clients in order to assist them in protecting their commercial positions and avoid formal proceedings if possible.

If formal dispute resolution proceedings are unavoidable, Paul has a great deal of experience in bringing and defending claims to a successful conclusion through adjudication; litigation in the High Court; or forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation.

Interests

Paul enjoys watching most sports, particularly cricket and football.

Successes

Acted for the purchaser/operator of the UK’s largest biofuel production facility in Vivergo Fuels Limited v Redhall Engineering Solutions Limited [2013] EWHC 4030 (TCC), a key case on notice provisions; mechanisms for termination of contracts; and the consequences of termination.

Acted for the guardian/curator of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southern England in a series of disputes with its contractor and professional team.  The disputes arose out of the ‘once in a generation’ redevelopment of visitor facilities and associated infrastructure (including the re-modelling of public highways) for the site.

Acted for a blue chip UK property developer specialising in the regeneration of brownfield sites, in relation to a dispute with its client and its supply chain relating to alleged defects in concrete warehouse floor-slabs.  The resulting multi-party High Court proceedings were resolved on favourable terms to the developer following a successful mediation.

Acted for a household name national housebuilder in a series of adjudications with its brickwork contractor on a major residential development in northern England.