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Andrew Aglionby

CONSULTANT

Andrew provides commercial and strategic advice on disputes arising from contracts, especially construction projects, particularly civil engineering works.

He has substantial experience in large infrastructure works, including dams, tunnels, roads, power stations (gas and coal), ports, rail and multi-purpose commercial and residential developments.

Andrew has further experience in a broad range of commercial contracts including telecoms infrastructure, technology development, implementation and application, joint venture and shareholder disputes, and international commerce over a wide range of trade including investment and commodities in many sectors.

His career commenced in London (1984 to 1993), continued in Asia Pacific (based in Hong Kong 1993 to 2010) and resumed in London (2010).

Andrew served as a partner and Head of Construction (Hong Kong) for Baker & McKenzie, Head of International Arbitration for Asia Pacific across the (then) 14 Asia Pacific offices of Baker & McKenzie, and as a partner and Head of Arbitration for Olswang LLP.

His practice has brought him into contact with parties and applicable laws from over 30 different countries.

He sits regularly as an arbitrator in disputes arising from international contracts, is a CEDR accredited mediator, and a Chartered Arbitrator.

Andrew is admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales and in Hong Kong.

Office Line Telephone:
+44 (0) 20 7823 0450
Mobile Telephone:
+44 (0) 7587 155 817

Fax:
+44 (0) 20 7823 0451
Email:
aja@decimusfearon.com


David Briggs

PARTNER

David Briggs has specialised in property work since the early 1970s working for Taylor & Humbert and Theodore Goddard.

He then set up his own firm, David Briggs & Co., and operated from Walton Street for 25 years building up a substantial private client base and working for both commercial and residential developers, before joining Decimus Fearon.

Fax:
+44 (0) 20 7823 0451

Email:
dhb@decimusfearon.com

Office Line Telephone:   
+44 (0) 20 7823 0450


Nick Lane

PartNer

Nick studied Classics at Trinity College, Cambridge, before qualifying as a barrister then solicitor. He specialises in all aspects of construction and engineering law, with a particular emphasis on dispute resolution. Before joining Decimus Fearon Nick was a partner at Olswang LLP and Mishcon de Reya LLP. Nick is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, an editor of Pickavance on Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts (4th ed, Sweet & Maxwell, 2010) and a co-author of the CIOB’s Time and Cost Management Contract Suite (rev. ed. 2015). Nick is also an occasional contributor to the industry press.

As well as drafting and negotiating construction contracts and documents, Nick has extensive experience of representing clients in most forms of ADR (including mediation), adjudication, expert determination, arbitration and litigation in the Technology and Construction Court. Nick’s particular strengths include advising on pursuing and defending claims concerning:

  • Building and engineering contract final accounts and valuation issues

  • Delay, extensions of time, liquidated damages and loss and expense

  • Defects

  • The construction aspects of agreements for lease, forward purchase agreements and development agreements

  • Construction professional negligence

Fax:
+44 (0) 20 7823 0451

Email:
nl@decimusfearon.com

Office Line Telephone:   
+44 (0) 20 7823 0450


Faiza Lone

HEAD OF PRIVATE CLIENT DEPARTMENt

Faiza Lone qualified as a solicitor in 2001.  She joined Decimus Fearon in January 2008 as a Consultant to head the Private Client Department. Faiza was previously in charge of Private Client work at a leading London law firm (Ross & Craig Solicitors.)

Faiza specialises in the following work:

  • Wills

  • Trusts

  • Administration of Estates

  • Post Death variations of Estates

  • Powers of Attorney

  • Inheritance Tax

Fax:
+44 (0) 20 7823 0451

Email:
fml@decimusfearon.com

Office Line Telephone:   
+44 (0) 20 7823 0450


Elizabeth Paris

CONSULTANT

Elizabeth Paris began her legal career at Hunters in Lincolns Inn and quickly went on to become one of the youngest equity partners in the Central London practice of William Easton & Sons.

Elizabeth recently left Rooks Rider, where she specialised in residential property law and was head of the residential property department.

She particularly enjoys acting for clients implementing turn key schemes where she has been responsible for establishing the location, acquisition, redevelopment and subsequent sale/rental of both residential and commercial properties.

Today, she is a consultant at Decimus Fearon, primarily advising clients on how best to achieve their business objectives within the property world. She finds that both individuals, as well as corporate clients, appreciate the one stop shop approach that the firm can offer its clients, and the fact that the firm concentrates its services primarily on property transactions.

Fax:
+44 (0) 20 7823 0451

Email:
efp@decimusfearon.com

Office Line Telephone:   
+44 (0) 20 7823 0450