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Tim Richards

Tim Richards - Partner

Overview

Tim is a Partner in our Milton Keynes Real Estate team and Head of the Construction Law team. His practice area is construction and procurement law advising clients on both the contentious and non-contentious aspects of building and engineering projects for both public and private sector clients. Tim is a member of the firm's Charity and Education and Banking and Finance Groups.

Experience

Tim has 30 years experience of advising clients on a full range of construction and procurement law issues. His extensive expertise covers heavyweight construction disputes including final account, delay, disruption and defects claims. He is well versed in all dispute resolution techniques including court proceedings (where he has been involved in several notable reported cases), arbitrations, adjudications and alternative dispute resolution procedures. Tim also has extensive non-contentious experience covering the drafting of all forms of contract and development documentation on a range of construction projects for corporate and financial institutions as well as in the local authority, education, healthcare and charity sectors. He has also advised both private and public sector clients on PFI projects as well as on the application of the EU Procurement legislation to the contracts into which they are entering

Background

Tim read law at University College Cardiff before completing his legal practice course at the College of Law in Guildford. He trained as a solicitor at Evershed & Tomkinson (now Eversheds) in Birmingham before taking up a position upon qualification in 1985 as a solicitor in the Litigation department at Linklaters & Paines (now Linklaters) in London. Tim joined Hewitsons in February 1996 as head of Construction becoming a partner in the same year. Tim is a member of the Society of Construction Law.

Additional information

Ranked in Chambers & Partners UK Guide to the Legal Profession 2018. A Recommended Lawyer in Legal 500 Client’s Guide to the Legal Profession 2017.