Wakefield Office

17 Navigation Court
Calder Park
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF2 7BJ
Tel: 01924 258719
Fax: 01924 257666
enquiries@hklegal.co.uk

London Office

28 Queen Street
London
EC4R 1BB
enquiries@hklegal.co.uk

Team - Solicitors

Rachel Heald

Rachel Heald

Rachel is a Legal Director specialising in non-contentious construction law. Her work includes drafting, negotiating and advising clients on building contracts, consultant appointments, collateral warranties, letters of intent and other construction-related documentation in respect of a wide variety of projects, including retail fit-outs, care homes, luxury hotels, factories, residential developments, utilities and infrastructure.

Email: RHeald@hklegal.co.uk

Claire Saunders

Claire Saunders

Claire is an associate solicitor specialising in contentious construction law. Claire advises on a wide range of construction and engineering disputes, including high value disputes relating to non-payment, loss and expense, variations, extensions of time and contract formation.

Claire has considerable experience acting for both claimants and defendants in all forms of dispute resolution including adjudication, mediation, arbitration and litigation in the Technology and Construction Court. Further, Claire has successfully enforced a number of adjudicator’s decisions in the Technology and Construction Court.

Email: CSaunders@hklegal.co.uk

Matt

Matthew Leonard

Matthew is an associate solicitor specialising in contentious construction law. His experience encompasses a broad portfolio of commercial dispute work across a range of sectors including construction, engineering and manufacturing. Matthew deals with a range of disputes involving issues including defective works, delays, valuation and payment as well as high value professional negligence claims. Matthew has considerable experience of dealing with disputes through adjudication, TCC proceedings and mediation.

Email: MLeonard@hklegal.co.uk 

Jonathan

Jonathan Robson

Jonathan is an associate solicitor specialising in contentious construction law. Jonathan has considerable experience of assisting parties in various forums of dispute resolution including litigation, adjudication and mediation.

Email: JRobson@hklegal.co.uk

Paul

Paul Hayhurst

Paul is a senior solicitor specialising in contentious construction law. He has a vast amount of knowledge and experience dealing with commercial and construction disputes, including through adjudication, litigation and mediation.

Email: PHayhurst@hklegal.co.uk

Catherine

Catherine Thompson

Catherine is a solicitor specialising in non-contentious construction law. Catherine regularly advises on the drafting and negotiation of building contracts, consultant appointments, collateral warranties, performance bonds and guarantees.

Email: CThompson@hklegal.co.uk 

Paul Smylie

Paul Smylie

Paul is a trainee solicitor who focuses particularly on contentious construction matters. Paul has already gained experience of assisting parties in a number of dispute resolution forums including mediation and adjudication.

Email: PSmylie@hklegal.co.uk

Samantha Murkitt

Samantha is a trainee solicitor who is currently studying the Legal Practice Course part time. Samantha assists on a mixture of contentious and non-contentious matters, but particularly enjoys the contentious aspects, and has already gained experience of adjudication and TCC litigation.

Email: SMurkitt@hklegal.co.uk

Katherine Morgan

Katherine Morgan

Katherine is a trainee solicitor who focuses on both contentious and non-contentious aspects of construction law.  Katherine has gained experience in the drafting and negotiation of building contracts, together with assisting parties through various dispute resolution procedures such as adjudication, litigation and mediation.

Email: KMorgan@hklegal.co.uk

Danny Jacobson

Danny Jacobson

Danny is a paralegal with the firm. Danny has gained experience of both contentious and non-contentious matters and assists the firm’s other fee earners in a wide variety of cases. In addition, Danny has also assisted parties through a number of dispute resolution forums, including adjudication, litigation and mediation.

Email: DJacobson@hklegal.co.uk 

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