Zoe is a partner in the construction team specialising in non-contentious (contracts) advice. She has almost 20 years of experience in advising UK and overseas construction and infrastructure, property, and commercial related projects. Zoe has a particular specialism in energy projects and has advised various stakeholders on a variety of public and private projects.
She is highly experienced in creating legal frameworks for complex deals and developments, including construction interfaces with funding, property / leasing issues, corporate restructures, and agreements with interested third parties /stakeholders. She is also well versed in the nuclear sector, having advised on several Tier 1 and Tier 2 supply contracts for Hinkley Point C and now Sizewell C.
Zoe’s advice covers a range of Head Contracts, EPC Contracts (including FIDIC, NEC), O&M and Supply Contracts. She also advises on interfaces between project contracts and the pass-through of risks, responsibilities and obligations to best protect the client.
Zoe joined Browne Jacobson in 2022 after working for leading international law firms Reed Smith, Baker & McKenzie and Nabarro in London and Singapore, followed by national firm Clarke Willmott on her return to the UK. Zoe has an MSc in Construction Law from King’s College, London and spent over five years in practice in Asia.
Zoe is ranked as a ‘leading individual’ and praised in the Legal 500 for “prompt thorough responses and advice”.
Acted for several Tier 1 Contractors on mobilisation and operations of a £25bn major project under NEC/FIDIC Contracts together with a plethora of subsidiary and flow-down documents, including supply packages for Hinkley Point C / Sizewell C including manufacturers, marine logistics and engineering contactors.
Advised WEFO in connection with due diligence for the Morlais tidal energy infrastructure project off the Welsh coast.
“Zoe has the ability to turn legal jargon into real applicable situations….We wouldn’t have secured our contract in such a timely manner without her help and guidance.”
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