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Husna PatelConstruction, Engineering and Energy

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Husna is a specialist construction and engineering lawyer with a strong legal background in transactional and advisory work.

Husna has worked on many multi-million pound development and engineering projects in the UK and internationally, including: government buildings, educational institutions, healthcare centres, mixed use developments, sports and leisure facilities, residential property development, technology projects such as data centres, on and off-shore wind farms, bio mass and bio fuel plants, and land remediation projects.

She has worked in-house at a global electrical powerhouse; one of the worlds’ largest suppliers of electrical systems for power generation and transmission across almost every sector. This insight places her in a strong position to provide informed commercial advice and negotiations from different perspectives.

Husna has extensive expertise working with many engineering, international and bespoke contracts, including JCT, NEC and FIDIC. She regularly works alongside property and banking/financial legal teams as well as the client’s professional teams to successfully deliver large and complex projects.

Husna also provides dispute avoidance and resolution advice on construction and engineering related matters and has experience in all forms of dispute resolution procedures, including litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation.

She also advises on public contract regulations and has defended disputes against local authorities for breaches of the EU Public Procurement Regulations.

Career Highlights:

  • Advising, drafting and negotiating various contracts and agreements in respect of the design and development of data centres across many jurisdictions including the Netherlands, India, Japan, UK etc.
  • Advising the Energy Management Division of a global electrical powerhouse on many projects including a multimillion-pound bespoke contract for the supply, installation and erection of a high voltage onshore UK convertor station and offshore transformer modules;
  • Acted for Ask Property Developments Limited on various multimillion-pound development projects including the remediation, public realm and subsequent commercial development of a site in Central Manchester with a development value of £100m.
  • Acted on behalf of a Local Authority in respect of the development of a £30m Multi Sports Arena. Providing advice from inception to completion.
  • Acted for a PFI Joint Venture developer advising on all the construction and procurement stages of each phase of the development at Townside Fields Bury which consisted inter alia of Bury Primary Care Centre Trust, offices for council staff and 3 storey car park consisting of 400 car park spaces.
  • Successfully brought a multimillion-pound action against a Local Authority for breaches in procurement processes relating to failures to comply with EU Public Procurement Regulations.

Husna has extensive expertise working with many engineering, international and bespoke contracts, including JCT, NEC and FIDIC.