Meet our team at Berwick Law

Our lawyers and advisers are all experienced and have often worked within the industries they now advise.

We are

Warren Berwick

Warren Berwick Director

Warren is a construction and engineering law specialist with 15 years’ experience in the construction sector.

Warren manages disputes in the High Court, 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 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 Berwick

Phil Berwick Tax Consultant

Phil is a tax investigations specialist. A former tax inspector, he has nearly 30 years’ experience of assisting a wide range of clients 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 Berwick 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).

Helen Thompson

Helen Thompson Solicitor

Helen is a solicitor with nine 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.

Her experience includes dealing with a range of disputes (including pre-claim advice and the conduct of adjudication, mediation and litigation processes), drafting and negotiating 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.

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