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    Eversheds Sutherland appoints fifth Partner into the Construction team

    Eversheds Sutherland has hired Sarah Maylor as partner within the construction practice, the fifth construction practice partner appointment in the last 18 months. She will join the team in January 2020.

    Sarah has nearly 15 years’ experience advising consultants, contractors and sub-contractors on commercial and contentious construction matters. She will work to grow Eversheds Sutherland’s thriving UK construction practice which provides an end-to-end service for all construction matters, from routine due diligence to delivering ground-breaking projects. Sarah’s depth of experience is a boost for the practice which is constantly evolving to react to market trends, changing industry standards that differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and clients’ demand for innovative approaches to project management and financing.

    Her arrival into the practice follows the lateral hire of Jessica Neuberger in November 2018, and the promotion of Tom Douglas, Richard Hartigan and Nick Pinder to the partnership in April 2019.  

    Jonathan Douglas, Head of Construction & Engineering, said:

    “I am delighted to welcome Sarah to the team. The construction practice has grown significantly in the last two years, and marks our fifth partner appointment to the team in the last 18 months. This team has enjoyed consistent growth and has a strong pipeline of construction related opportunities; Sarah’s appointment ensures we can continue to service our clients’ contentious and commercial construction needs and bolster our recognition as a best-in-class, UK-wide construction team.”

    Paul Cotton, Senior Office Partner, Leeds, also commented:

    “Sarah’s appointment is in the right place and at the right time: we are seeing massive demand for commercial and contentious construction law experience in Leeds, Yorkshire and the North East. Sarah’s experience enhances our presence in the region and in the UK more broadly, and bolsters our capability to advise on a growing number of private and public infrastructure mandates in the region.” 

    Paul Worth, Co-Head of Global Litigation, also said:

    “We are seeing substantial growth in construction and infrastructure disputes, hence we are continuing to strengthen our global team. We look forward to welcoming Sarah in January.”

    Sarah arrives from Kennedys Law, where she led the commercial construction team from Sheffield, working closely with a multi-disciplinary projects team. Sarah joined Kennedys Law in 2010, and was promoted to partner in May 2013. She was previously in the construction team at Halliwells. 

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