Rory Abel

Senior Associate


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[Rory is] "not afraid to take difficult decisions and have difficult conversations".


Rory is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Construction and Engineering Team. He qualified as a Solicitor in September 2014 after undertaking his training contract at Birketts.

Rory deals with a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious construction matters, acting for individuals and corporate entities.

Contentious experience

Rory has been involved in claims in the County Court and Technology and Construction Court and is able to provide advice on different forms of alternative dispute resolution. Rory also deals with adjudications involving issues such as recovery of interim/final payments and claims for extensions of time, loss and expense and defects.

Non-contentious experience

Rory advises on non-contentious construction matters, including: drafting, reviewing and negotiating standard form contracts (such as JCT, ICE, NEC, GC/Works,ACE RIBA, RICS) and bespoke contracts.

He also drafts bespoke terms and conditions for employers, contractors and sub-contractors.

Rory has been involved in a number of development projects involving bank funding acting for both developers and funders.

Other Information


• Admitted as a Solicitor in September 2014.
• Legal Practice Course at Cambridge BPP Law School in 2012, gaining a Distinction.
• LLB (Hons) The University of Leicester in 2011, with upper second class honours.

Rory is named as an 'Associate to Watch' by Chambers [UK 2021].

Rory, is recommended and named as a 'Rising Star' by Legal 500 [UK 2020]. In the previous edition, he is recognised alongside his team for being "very responsive and easy to deal with". He is "not afraid to take difficult decisions and have difficult conversations".

Legal 500 UK 2020 Recommended Lawyer