Derryn is a Legal Director in our Construction and Engineering Team. She qualified as a Solicitor in May 2005, having previously been a materials engineer working for Phillips, Duracell, Redland and the Institution of Chemical Engineers, where she was responsible for the IChemE Model Forms of Conditions of Contract. She joined Birketts in April 2022.
Derryn deals with a range of mainly non-contentious construction matters. Her clients include commercial/retail/logistics developers, open-market and social housing developers, funders and investors, commercial and retail tenants, manufacturers and process engineering companies, sports organisations, farmers diversifying their land use, design and other consultants, and all tiers of contractors involved in engineering and building works.
Derryn’s non-contentious expertise includes strategic procurement advice, drafting, reviewing and negotiating engineering and building contracts, appointments, and all associated documentation. She also advises clients in contentious matters, including adjudication, mediation, and expert determination.
Derryn regularly provides webinars and training sessions to clients.