Previously a Materials Engineer working for renowned companies, including the Institution of Chemical Engineers where she lead on the IChemE Model Forms of Conditions of Contract, Derryn decided to enter the law, qualifying as a Solicitor in 2005. Birketts is delighted to welcome her to the team, led by Stefan Harris-Wright.
In her capacity as Legal Director, Derryn will deal with both contentious and non-contentious advice, advising clients across the engineering and construction board including developers, funders, investors, and a wide range of other stakeholders. Derryn’s non-contentious expertise include strategic procurement advice, drafting, reviewing and negotiating engineering and building contracts, appointments, and all associated documentation.
Speaking after her appointment, Derryn said: “I am delighted to be joining one of the leading specialist construction and engineering teams in the region. Construction law requires a unique skillset that I see in my new colleagues, and I look forward to being part of the team to provide the high level of service our clients expect.”
On Derryn’s appointment, Partner and Head of Construction and Engineering, Stefan Harris-Wright, added: “We are extremely pleased that Derryn has joined Birketts. Derryn’s experience and client base will add further strength and depth to our expanding team.”