Stefan Harris-Wright

Partner – Head of Construction and Engineering
  • Experience

Stefan is Head of our Construction and Engineering Team and is based in our Cambridge office.

He qualified as a Solicitor in September 2006, joined Birketts in 2010 and was promoted to Partner in June 2016. 

Stefan has a wide range of experience working on non-contentious construction matters. He acts for a variety of both public and private sector clients, including further and higher education colleges, academies, local authorities and NHS Trusts, as well as funders, developers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants. He advises on industry standard form contracts (such as JCT, ICE, NEC, GC/Works, ACE, RIBA, RICS), as well as regularly preparing and advising on bespoke forms of contract.

Stefan is experienced in advising on renewable energy projects, with particular interests and experience in anaerobic digestion projects and onshore wind schemes.

Stefan also has a specialism in acting for both borrowers and lenders on the construction aspects of real estate finance transactions.

Stefan is ranked in band 1 by Chambers [UK 2024]. In this edition, clients say “Stefan is superb in all areas, with a client-focused approach supported by fantastic communication skills.” Another adds “Stefan is commercial and extremely responsive. He is able to react quickly and provide tailored, concise advice. He is very personable and a real safe pair of hands.” A source also said “Stefan provides an excellent service to the company to protect our interests and meet our requirements.”

Stefan is recommended and named as a ‘Leading Individual’ by Legal 500 [UK 2024].

Stefan is ranked in band 1 by Chambers [UK 2024]. In this edition, clients say “Stefan is superb in all areas, with a client-focused approach supported by fantastic communication skills.” Another adds “Stefan is commercial and extremely responsive. He is able to react quickly and provide tailored, concise advice. He is very personable and a real safe pair of hands.” A source also said “Stefan provides an excellent service to the company to protect our interests and meet our requirements.”

In the previous edition, a client said “Stefan Harris-Wright is a real expert in construction matters and is our go-to person to get fast advice on contracts, construction law and disputes.” Another added “Stefan demonstrated strong leadership as well as strong depth of experience.”

An earlier edition notes: “Stefan Harris-Wright is excellent – he is very commercial and very responsive. He is always happy to help and is a real asset to the firm.”

Stefan is recommended and named as a ‘Leading Individual’ by Legal 500 [UK 2024].

Clients in the previous edition said “Stefan Harris-Wright is a true professional, always calm, thoughtful and really understands our business.”

In an earlier edition, clients noted “Stefan Harris-Wright’s thinking and advice is clear and understandable. This helps in the efficient delivery of projects. The depth of knowledge is very strong which leads to swift conclusion of the matter at hand” and “Stefan Harris-Wright has always provided us with an excellent service. We have worked with him now for many years and we have a great working relationship. Stefan provides clear information that’s easy to understand.” Another client added “Stefan Harris-Wright is excellent, commercial, always super responsive. He understands the needs of our business and is an excellent point of contact for all other disciplines within Birketts. Fees are reasonable and transparent. He is always happy to help, personable and manages his team well.”

Awards and Memberships

Legal 500 Leading Individual 2024 logo
Stefan Harris-Wright Chambers logo 2024

Stefan is commercial and extremely responsive. He is able to react quickly and provide tailored, concise advice. He is very personable and a real safe pair of hands.

Chambers [UK 2024]

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