Firm builds out construction law expertise


Thomson Snell & Passmore’s construction team has welcomed a new partner.  

Caroline Watkins. Credit: Thomson Snell & Passmore.

Caroline Watkins joins the Tunbridge Wells law firm from EMW Law and brings considerable expertise to the construction legal space.  

Her previous experience also includes time with Beale & Co, and the in-house legal team at Southern Water. 

She has specialisms in professional indemnity insurance and utilities (including renewables) and regularly acts for contractors, developers, suppliers and professional consultants on all major forms of construction contracts, including JCT, NEC, FIDIC and iChemE.  

Watkins also represents banks, providing development finance in construction projects, and more recently has been providing advice on the legal and practical implications of the Building Safety Act. 

Her appointment is a key part of ongoing growth plans for the construction team, said the firm.  

She said: “This is a really exciting time to be joining such an excellent firm, and I am looking forward to helping the team with their ambitious growth plans.” 

Mark Steggles, head of dispute resolution at the firm, added: “Caroline’s extensive skills and experience will perfectly augment our already excellent team. Her expertise in non-contentious construction matters expands our offering to our clients in this area and I am thrilled that she is joining the firm.” 

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