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.
Sarah is an experienced employment law specialist, with nearly 30 years’ post-qualification experience in dispute resolution and employment law. Sarah trained at and worked for one of the top 200 UK law firms and has co-owned her own practices. She has specialised as an employment law solicitor advising on all matters relating to employment and HR management since 2004.
Sarah’s practice is devoted entirely to advising businesses and individuals on employment law and she has advised 100s of clients on a wide range of issues. Sarah has particular expertise in cases involving employee competition and discrimination. She has extensive experience of bringing and defending cases in the Employment Tribunal and also in the High Court, dealing with breaches of confidentiality and applications for injunctive relief. Sarah’s key expertise is in the advice she gives businesses on people management and internal processes, empowering employers to do the best for their employees, thus helping the business to develop and prosper. When disputes arise, as they inevitably do, Sarah works with her clients to achieve a resolution and, where appropriate, an effective exit strategy, always with a view to achieving the best outcome for them.
The key to Sarah’s excellence, and the reason clients keep coming back to her, is her focus on understanding the needs of her client and on balancing commercial imperatives with basic human fairness. Sarah’s approach is to use the law to achieve the best outcome for her clients and to be sensitive to and look to minimise the psychological impact of major events occurring in the life of a business or an individual. She has a reputation for putting clients at ease in stressful circumstances and being there when needed.
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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