According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the world needs to invest $3.3trn (£2.5trn) in infrastructure annually up to 2030. The current level is around $2.5trn.…Read More
Helen Garthwaite's Service Teams
Helen 'always provides excellent advice, articulating complex legal issues in a fashion that can be readily understood and rapidly actioned.'
Chambers UK, 2017
Helen Garthwaite advises clients including developers and financiers on high-value transactions. One source praises her negotiating skills, saying: "She is good at understanding different parties' perspectives including lenders and financial institutions."
Chambers UK, 2016
Helen Garthwaite wins praise for her ‘excellent technical know-how, industry insight and commercial acumen’.
Legal 500, 2015
Observers describe Helen Garthwaite as "a very thorough transactional lawyer" and "a good operator." She has a broad non-contentious practice that includes advising clients on structuring and procurement matters.
Chambers UK, 2015
Helen provides construction advice and documentation for a wide range of construction and engineering schemes from project inception and feasibility through to completion. Her clients include corporations and institutions, owning, financing, investing in and procuring development and infrastructure projects. Recognised as a leader in her field of construction law for over 15 years, she also has leading expertise in sustainable construction having led the acclaimed industry reports Hitting the Green Wall (2009) and Behind the Green Façade (2010).
- Acting for Ronson Capital Partners on Riverwalk House, a high specification residential scheme fronting the Thames at Millbank and the redevelopment of 66 Chiltern Street to create a high specification residential scheme and associated amenity area.
- Advising Heron International on its City of London schemes including the world class concert venue for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with residential tower known as the Heron, the hotel and residential development known as Heron Plaza and the office development known as the Heron Tower including in relation to construction financing.
- Advising on all aspects of construction development security for an institutional lender financing a retail and residential development in London's Oxford Street.
- Advising on the reconstruction and refurbishment of a listed private residence in London.
Helen qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and became a partner in 1996. Prior to joining Wedlake Bell as a partner in April 2014, Helen was a partner at Taylor Wessing. She holds a Master of Science in Construction Law and Arbitration, King's College, London. She is a member of the Board of Management of the British Council of Offices. She is a member of the working party of the Better Buildings Partnership on energy performance contracting. She is a member (and past council member) of the Society of Construction Law and of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She regularly writes for and is asked for comment by the industry press on construction and sustainable development issues. Helen has been selected by peers as a UK leading expert in construction and is listed in the Women in Business Law expert guide 2015 and 2016 directory.
Articles & Comment
19 Jul, 2017 | Helen Garthwaite
17 Mar, 2017 | Helen Garthwaite
Helen Garthwaite and Suzanne Gill analyse how technological disruption is shaping ownership.Read More
15 Mar, 2017 | Helen Garthwaite
A TCC case involving Carillion concerning the issue of delayed work and entitlement to an extension of time has potentially significant implications for contractors.Read More
03 Nov, 2016 | Helen Garthwaite
Helen Garthwaite and Claire Haynes highlight the importance of sustainable digital infrastructure for broadband connectivity.Read More
31 Aug, 2016 | Helen Garthwaite
Helen Garthwaite and Claire Haynes highlight the importance of sustainable digital infrastructure for broadband connectivity in an article first published in the…Read More