James Badger



James is a solicitor specialising in both contentious and non-contentious construction law with a particular focus on architectural and engineering work. James provides general contract and commercial advice and has a broad knowledge of professional indemnity coverage issues.

James has acted for employers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants.

Recent highlights:

  • Acting for a local authority in relation to the collapse of a large tenanted property.
  • Acting for a homeowner in a dispute with a mechanical and electrical engineering contractor, including successfully obtaining a Court Order for security for costs.
  • Acting for a residential management company against a developer in relation to a claim for subsidence.
  • Acting for a large contractor against a public body in relation to a claim for variations under the FIDIC contract.
  • Acting for a sub-contractor in relation to the challenge of an adjudicator’s decision, including an application to transfer the proceedings from the County Court to the specialist Technology and Construction Court.
  • Acting in relation to the enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision in the Technology and Construction Court.
  • Reviewing a range of construction contracts for a variety of clients to ensure the terms of the contract are compliant with the scope of any professional indemnity insurance cover.

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