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Catherine is a Partner in our Construction and Engineering Team and is based in our Ipswich office. Catherine qualified as a Solicitor in 2000 and has joined Birketts following over 14 years working in the Construction and Engineering group of an international law firm.
Catherine has over 20 years contentious litigation experience. She specialises in construction disputes, working for employers, main contractors, sub-contractors, developers and other construction professionals and for both public and private sector clients. Catherine has experience of all the standard form construction contracts, to include JCT, NEC and FIDIC.
Catherine gets involved in project management for clients to seek to avoid or achieve the early resolution of disputes where possible, she is familiar with all forms of alternative dispute resolution and has considerable experience of mediation. She is also regularly involved in Court proceedings at all levels but primarily in the Technology and Construction Court and acts for clients in adjudication and arbitration proceedings, to include final account disputes, defects claims and claims arising as a result of project delay.
Catherine’s recent experience includes acting for central government bodies, transport companies, educational establishments, and local authorities amongst others, as well as disputes arising out of high value city residential developments. She has advised on transport infrastructure projects, in connection with multi-million pound pharmaceutical research facilities and has considerable experience within the senior living sector.
Catherine is recommended and named as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ by Legal 500 [UK 2024]. A client in this edition says “All representatives are helpful and knowledgeable, offering expert responses and advice. In particular I have been impressed by the service experienced by Catherine Andrews.”
In the previous edition, a client noted “We worked with Catherine Andrews who was a star and even though she strongly advised us not to fight it, when we did she nevertheless put absolutely every effort into backing us and winning against three separate attempts by the other side.”
Catherine is ranked by Chambers [UK 2024]. In this edition, a client notes “Catherine is always professional, knowledgeable and conscientious. She offers an excellent service and support in complex legal matters and is always very responsive.”
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In particular I have been impressed by the service experienced by Catherine Andrews.
Legal 500 [UK 2024]