Warren is a construction and engineering law specialist with 18 years’ experience in the construction sector.
Warren manages UK and international disputes in the Courts, arbitration and adjudication. Warren’s thoroughness enables him to identify the key issues quickly. From the beginning of a dispute, he is always thinking about the exit strategy. He is always looking to achieve the right result for his client at the earliest stage.
Warren also advises in respect of domestic and international transactions. This may be drafting a complex bespoke contract, amending a standard form contract, or reviewing and commenting on project documents. Warren’s approach is to help clients understand the risks involved in a project and then seek to allocate those risks appropriately between the parties. If risk allocation is clear in the contract documents, any later disputes are often easier to manage and resolve.
Phil is a tax investigations specialist. A former tax inspector, he has nearly 30 years’ experience of handling investigations. Phil acts for a wide range of clients, individuals and businesses, facing scrutiny from HMRC.
Phil understands that being subject to a HMRC investigation can be a stressful ordeal, placing considerable strain on personal and business relationships. He will assist you through the process, and explain what options, if any, you have at each stage.
Phil takes a practical approach to HMRC investigations. Combined with his detailed knowledge of the Contractual Disclosure Facility (HMRC’s civil procedure for the investigation of suspected fraud) and the relevant law, he will guide you through the various stages. Phil is also able to assist clients who wish to make a voluntary disclosure of tax irregularities (including, for example, clients who have inherited a tax problem following the death of a parent; where a simple mistake has been made; or where fraud is involved).
Helen is a solicitor with twelve years' post qualification experience in construction and engineering law plus two years of on-site industry experience.
Helen qualified as a lawyer after studying Construction Engineering Management at university and working for a major international contractor. She has real enthusiasm for the industry and enjoys working with clients to achieve their desired results efficiently and in the way that best meets the needs of their business.
Helen is skilled at drafting and negotiating domestic and international contracts. This includes the full suite of documents for numerous private and public sector developments (including building contracts, professional team appointments, sub-contracts, bonds and guarantees) and providing advice relating to and drafting of amendments to all industry-standard forms of construction contract. Helen also has experience of dealing with a range of disputes, including pre-claim advice and the conduct of adjudication, mediation and litigation processes.
Lucy Pearson has worked with Berwick law since its inception in 2013. She is a qualified Bookkeeper with 20 years’ experience of working within a variety of business sectors including Architecture and Construction, Manufacturing and Leisure. She is a full member of the ‘Institute of Certified Bookkeepers’.
Lucy completed an MBA in 2003 and then went on to assist with the management and development of her family’s business. Lucy’s experiences have given her a valuable insight into understanding the commercial challenges faced by businesses.
Lucy provides both bookkeeping and administrative support and believes that efficient systems and processes are essential foundations of any business.
Berwick Law is the trading name for Berwick Law Limited (company number 08386604).
Our registered office is 34 Meadow Brook Road, Birmingham B31 1NE.
We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (registration no. 612872).
Warren Berwick is the sole director. VAT No. 170 7065 19
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