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Former Mace Group Legal Director joins Browne Jacobson as Non-Executive Director of its Construction & Real Estate sector

Browne Jacobson has appointed Amy Chapman, the former Group Legal Director of global built environment experts Mace Group, as its first Non-Executive Director (NED) of its Construction & Real Estate sector strategy board.

10 November 2022

Browne Jacobson has appointed Amy Chapman, the former Group Legal Director of global built environment experts Mace Group, as its first Non-Executive Director (NED) of its Construction & Real Estate sector strategy board.

Amy who now runs her own consultancy, qualified as a construction lawyer in 2000, before moving in house to Mace as Group Legal Director, where she spent the next 16 years growing a large and multi-faceted team that was responsible for all legal, domestic and international matters. Whilst at Mace, Amy ran the global insurance programme, and worked on some of the firm’s most exciting projects including, negotiating the contracts on the Shard and supporting Mace’s role in the delivery of the 2012 London Olympics.

This is one of several recent sector-driven appointments for the firm’s corporate sector which underpins Browne Jacobson’s O’Shaped commitments and includes leading Dubai based General Counsel (GC), Anneliese Reinhold as the firm’s first Non-Executive Chair of its corporate sectoral strategy board.

Working closely with partner Declan Cushley who leads the firm’s corporate sector market group and partner and head of Browne Jacobson’s corporate construction & real estate sector, Michael Sadler, Amy will support the firm and its lawyers in moving the real estate & construction sector strategy forward, which is part of the wider corporate sector strategy.

Declan Cushley, said: “I am delighted to welcome Amy to our corporate board. She is a superb lawyer and a leading name in the construction field who has been intrinsic to a number of the UK’s most prominent and transformative construction projects over the last 20 years.

“Through our relationship with our longstanding client Mace, we forged an excellent rapport with Amy, which hugely bolstered our relationship with Mace. This is a great example of the client benefits that can come from bridging that gap between in-house lawyers and law firms.

“This appointment also endorses our O Shaped partnership commitments to being a law firm that is striving for effective change, across the legal landscape and the sectors and industries we are supporting.”

Michael Sadler added: “The Construction and Real Estate sector is facing many challenges, but there are also many opportunities arising from a slow recovery from the Pandemic, Brexit, inflation, the rising costs in materials, digital disruption, a shortage of skilled workers, the impact of climate change, and the drive for sustainability. We are delighted to be able to bring someone of Amy’s expertise and status, to help us delve even deeper into those overwhelming challenges and support our delivery of service that goes beyond legal advice.”

Amy Chapman commented: “Browne Jacobson’s Construction and Real Estate practice has a diverse client base across the construction, regeneration, development and energy sectors and is regarded for its collaborative approach, deep technical knowledge and industry insights. Having worked with the team for a number of years during my time at Mace I am delighted to now be supporting them in further developing their strategy for construction and real estate, and to be helping them become even more entrenched in the future sector challenges that the industry is likely to come up against.”

Browne Jacobson’s national Construction & Real Estate sector practice is made up of specialist advisers at the forefront of modern legal solutions for the future of the built environment. They advise on all points of the supply chain with their corporate sector lawyers having a unique insight of both public and private matters. They have a history of forging long standing relationships with national and international companies in the construction and real estate sector and advise on planning, construction, funding, tax, litigation, commercial dispute resolution, major infrastructure and regeneration projects and developments.



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