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James Hammond

T: +44 20 7809 2250 M: +44 7885 244 940 Email James | vCard Office: London

James Hammond Associate

Contact details

James Hammond

James Hammond
Associate

T: +44 20 7809 2250 M: +44 7885 244 940 Email James | vCard Office: London

James is an associate in the construction and engineering disputes team specialising in construction, PFI and rail disputes.
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James has experience of acting for a range of clients including employers, contractors, sub-contractors, rolling stock manufacturers and train operating companies on a variety of claims.

James has acted on a large number of claims arising from the design and construction of a wide range of projects including car parks, data centres, government buildings, high rise buildings, hospitals, hotels, listed buildings, offices, power plants, pumping stations, residential apartments, schools, social housing and warehouses.

James has experience of various dispute resolution procedures including High Court litigation, adjudication, arbitration, mediation and expert determination.

James trained in the firm's London and Singapore offices.

  • Rail dispute resolution
  • Construction and engineering dispute resolution

HS2 rolling stock procurement

Advising a rolling stock manufacturer in a High Court challenge to the decision by HS2 not to shortlist the manufacturer for the £2.75 billion rolling stock supply and maintenance contract.

New rolling stock fleet

Acting for a rolling stock manufacturer in relation to a dispute with a train operating company arising from delays suffered to the production of a new fleet of trains for use on the UK passenger network.

Rail franchise agreement dispute

Acting for a train operating company in a high value dispute on the proper interpretation of the franchise payment mechanism.

Accolade Wines

Acting for a global drinks company in a £160 million claim in connection with the defective design and construction of the largest wine production and distribution facility in the UK involving multi-party proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court.

Flagship hotel in London

Acting for a major international hotel group on the significant Technology and Construction Court litigation arising out of the fit out of their flagship hotel in London.

High-rise office building

Acting the main contractor in relation to a dispute with its sub-contractor arising from delays to completion of a high-rise office building in London.

Biomass power plant arbitration

Acting for the main contractor in a multi-million pound ICC arbitration with a sub-contractor relating to delays to completion of a number of sub-contracted packages of works to a biomass power plant.

Learning centre payment dispute adjudication

Acting for the facilities management contractor in a successful adjudication against the PFI project company arising from unpaid works carried out to remediate widespread fire safety defects in the construction of a number of learning centres procured under a PFI scheme.

Data centre dispute

Acting for the main contractor in relation to the late completion of a data centre project in London.

Office refurbishment dispute

Acting for the employer in multiple adjudications arising from the delayed refurbishment and extension of a former office block in central London.

Listed building dispute

Acting for the employer in a dispute against the main contractor arising from works performed during a residential refurbishment project in central London to a Grade II* listed building in breach of listed building and planning consents.

High-rise residential apartments dispute

Acting for the leaseholders and management company in a claim under the Defective Premises Act against the original construction team arising from the presence of combustible cladding and other fire safety defects at a high-rise residential development in London.

Hospital defects dispute

Acting for the facilities management contractor in relation to a £15 million adjudication relating to defects in fire stopping and render at a hospital procured under a PFI scheme.

HM Treasury and HMRC offices

Acting for the facilities management contractor in TCC litigation relating to alleged defects in the design and construction of the major refurbishment of the government building at 100 Parliament Street.

Historic building injunction

Successfully obtaining an urgent injunction in the TCC restraining a roofing contractor from entering the estate of a Grade II* listed historic building.

  • Construction and engineering

Accolade Wines

Acting for a global drinks company in a £160 million claim in connection with the defective design and construction of the largest wine production and distribution facility in the UK involving multi-party proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court.

Flagship hotel in London

Acting for a major international hotel group on the significant Technology and Construction Court litigation arising out of the fit out of their flagship hotel in London.

High-rise office building

Acting the main contractor in relation to a dispute with its sub-contractor arising from delays to completion of a high rise office building in London.

Biomass power plant arbitration

Acting for the main contractor in a multi-million pound ICC arbitration with a sub-contractor relating to delays to completion of a number of sub-contracted packages of works to a biomass power plant.

Learning centre payment dispute adjudication

Acting for the facilities management contractor in a successful adjudication against the PFI project company arising from unpaid works carried out to remediate widespread fire safety defects in the construction of a number of learning centres procured under a PFI scheme.

Data centre dispute

Acting for the main contractor in relation to the late completion of a data centre project in London.

Office refurbishment dispute

Acting for the employer in multiple adjudications arising from the delayed refurbishment and extension of a former office block in central London.

Listed building dispute

Acting for the employer in a dispute against the main contractor arising from works performed during a residential refurbishment project in central London to a Grade II* listed building in breach of listed building and planning consents.

High-rise residential apartments dispute

Acting for the leaseholders and management company in a claim under the Defective Premises Act against the original construction team arising from the presence of combustible cladding and other fire safety defects at a high-rise residential development in London.

Hospital defects dispute

Acting for the facilities management contractor in relation to a £15 million adjudication relating to defects in fire stopping and render at a hospital procured under a PFI scheme.

HM Treasury and HMRC offices

Acting for the facilities management contractor in TCC litigation relating to alleged defects in the design and construction of the major refurbishment of the government building at 100 Parliament Street.

Historic building injunction

Successfully obtaining an urgent injunction in the TCC restraining a roofing contractor from entering the estate of a Grade II* listed historic building.

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