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Peter is recommended in all the major legal directories: listed as an expert of Legal Experts; "singled out as a great cerebral lawyer", commended for clear identification of options and pragmatic advice and described as a "key individual" and "highly regarded" in the Legal 500; listed as a leading individual with an impressive skill set and noted for PFI disputes experience in Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession.

Comments in clients' perception audit: "in Peter Sheridan they have one of the leading construction lawyers in the UK"; "personal input from Peter Sheridan is an important factor to us".

Peter has been a specialist construction lawyer for 25 years. He is author of the leading practitioner's and award-winning book: Construction and Engineering Arbitration. Peter is recognized as an expert on construction arbitration. Editor of Construction Law Journal and a contributor to each issue on matters arising from the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act. Peter is a foremost expert on this legislation and has published material on all of its key issues and development. Peter is an expert on adjudication, of which he has extensive practical experience.

Author of numerous articles on construction law, published in a variety of speclialist journals. Recently author of a comprehensive review of PFI Disputes, a particular area of expertise, in European Public Private Partnership.

Peter Sheridan

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Jonathan is regarded as a leading construction lawyer. Chambers UK asserts “observers highlight Jonathan Gold as being ‘very impressive, very sensible and commercially minded’” and in Legal 500 he is described as ‘responsive and diligent’.

Jonathan has been a specialist construction and engineering lawyer throughout his career: he worked for Shadbolt LLP in its construction group (with secondments to Atkins and Galliford Try); he then moved permanently in house for four years with Laing O'Rourke, before returning to Shadbolt LLP, where he became a partner. Jonathan is a founding partner of Sheridan Gold LLP.

Jonathan has worked on a wide variety of construction, engineering and infrastructure projects in different sectors. Jonathan is very experienced in the avoidance or resolution of disputes arising in the construction and engineering industry, including on PFI/PPP schemes. He has particular experience of adjudication, litigation in the Technology and Construction Court and construction arbitration, as well as alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation. He also has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating all forms of construction contract documentation.

Jonathan Gold

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Jane has been a specialist construction lawyer for over 20 years; she trained at Laytons in Bristol where she later became a partner in the construction team, before moving to the south-east where she was a partner at Cripps Harries Hall, heading up the construction team there for over 10 years. She has been a construction adjudicator since 1999. She is listed as a leading individual and “praised for her excellent standard of practice” in Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession.

Jane has acted for numerous contractors and subcontractors particularly on M&E contracts and more recently on rail engineering projects under NEC 2 and NEC3. She also advises architects, landscape consultants and engineers on appointments, warranties and dispute avoidance. Her non-contentious practice includes advising on contracts, appointments, warranties, building, engineering and facilities management, escrows, bonds and guarantees. She has advised on EU procurement issues.

She recently contributed to the College of Law media programme (April 2012) on the “new” Construction Act where she discussed the changes to the adjudication provisions.

Jane Ryland

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Michael has over twenty years experience in the field of construction and engineering law.

Michael has advised national and international contractors and employers on large scale infrastructure projects including road schemes, tunnel works, power generation plants and airports. He has worked in the UK and also in Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East.

In the UK he has extensive knowledge and experience of all forms of contract and all forms of dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation.

Michael has a degree in Civil Engineering and is a CEDR accredited mediator. He regularly writes articles for both the domestic and international construction press.

Michael Draper

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Helen Dudley

Helen is Finance Director for Sheridan Gold LLP.

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Tara Talbot

Tara is Office Manager for Sheridan Gold LLP.

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