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Natalie Keyes

Principal Associate

Biography

Natalie possesses over 8 years’ experience in both contentious and non-contentious construction matters.

Having worked with a wide variety of clients, including international, national and regional contractors, sub-contractors, consultants and employers, Natalie has experience across various sectors and disciplines including leisure and educational buildings, infrastructure, energy, groundworks and piling, roofing, mechanical and electrical, lifts and commercial, residential and public developments.

Natalie’s contentious/dispute experience includes advising clients in relation to commercial resolution of disputes through negotiation, mediation, adjudication, and, where necessary, Court proceedings, particularly in the Technology and Construction Court and Natalie has gained experience in the conduct of several multi-million pound cases.

Natalie’s non-contentious experience includes review, negotiation and drafting of build contracts, appointments, collateral warranties and framework agreements, particularly using the JCT and NEC forms of contract.

Natalie also has experience in advising on insurance issues, including assisting a developer client to pursue and obtain confirmation of insurance cover from underwriters in relation to the defective waterproof envelope of a residential development.

Natalie regularly writes legal briefings and legal update newsletters and has presented numerous legal update seminars both to clients and on behalf of other organisations such as the University of Leeds, Constructing Excellence, CECA, ICE, and CIAT.

Natalie acted as Chair of the Constructing Excellence North East Generation4Change group (G4C) for 18 months up to April 2017 (and was involved in the group for some time before this, part of this as Vice-Chair). During her time as chair Natalie assisted in the organisation and delivery of CPD events, social events and the G4C awards 2016 and 2017.

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