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Peter Davies

Chief Operations Officer and partner

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Email: Peter Davies
  • Direct Telephone: +44 (0) 121 234 0058
  • Direct Fax: +44 (0) 121 234 0005
  • Mobile: +44 (0) 7718 559 678

Expertise

Peter is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer in the firm’s Construction unit and a member of the Strategic and Operations Board.

Experience

Peter has considerable experience in construction disputes, acting for developers, contractors, sub-contractors and construction professionals. Peter is familiar with all standard industry documentation and has considerable experience of all types of dispute resolution.

Successes

Peter has recently been involved in many significant disputes which include:

Defended a claim by a land owner for a quasi overage payment of over £10 million. The case involved detailed consideration of highways law issues. The dispute was settled on favourable terms part way through the trial.

Seeking specific performance of a contract for the sale of a site at approximately £8 million following service of a put option notice. The claim was defended but summary judgment was obtained and this judgment was upheld in the Court of Appeal.

A final account dispute arising out of refurbishment and conversion works. The contractor’s claim was defeated in its entirety.

An adjudication relating to alleged negligent design of a sewerage system, involving analysis of complicated geotechnical issues.

Pursued a professional negligence claim against a quantity surveyor and an employer’s agent following alleged over-certification under a JCT contract relating to a new block of flats in London. The contractor was in administration and therefore the only avenue for recovery was against the negligent professionals. The claim was settled on favourable terms following mediation.

Interests

Peter supports Coventry City FC and enjoys most sports. He also likes live music and spending time with his children whose ages span almost 30 years!