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Alison Short, Partner

Alison Short


Practice areas

  • Construction and engineering

Practice notes

Alison specialises in advising on all legal aspects of construction and engineering matters, from the outset when the commercial contracts are being agreed to the management and resolution of any disputes that arise.

Having been involved in drafting, negotiating and advising on both bespoke and standard form construction and engineering contracts and ancillary agreements on behalf of employers, contractors, funders and end users, Alison has extensive experience of the nature and content of such contracts, the commercial considerations influencing their negotiation and the issues that can arise during their performance from a number of different perspectives. Alison has particular experience of private finance initiative and public private partnership projects, having acted for public and private sector clients.

This commercial experience informs Alison's approach when advising on dispute avoidance, management and resolution. Alison has successfully managed construction and engineering disputes through court and arbitration proceedings and has assisted clients to achieve resolutions of disputes by negotiation and mediation.