The reforms affect non-consumer insurance contracts entered into post 12 August 2016.Read More
Scarlett Wheeler's Service Teams
Scarlett practices both contentious and non-contentious construction across various sectors including healthcare, high-end residential development, hotels, retail and care homes. She assists clients on all aspects of the project lifecycle and has worked on numerous complex and high-value projects.
Scarlett specialises in advising developers, funds, purchasers, tenants, contractors and sub-contractors on all aspects of the procurement of buildings. She has experience of major forms of construction documentation including building contracts, agreements for lease, development agreements, novation agreements, consultant appointments, parent company guarantees, performance bonds, letters of intent, vesting deeds, sub-contracts, letters of reliance, collateral warranties and third party rights.
Scarlett also has experience in resolving various types of contentious construction disputes including adjudication, court proceedings and alternative dispute resolution such as mediation, as well as settling pre-action disputes. She advises in relation to disputes relating to payment, defects, claims for variations, extensions of time, and loss and expense.
- Acting for several developers in bespoke multi-million pound redevelopments of high-end private residences in West London and Surrey. Scarlett advises and procures building contracts, appointments, collateral warranties and project security including performance bonds and parent company guarantees;
- Acting for a regional care home provider, Care UK, in relation to both the acquisition of over a dozen sites and the construction of new care homes (with an aggregate development cost of around £60m);
- Acting for a contractor and advising on their building contracts and other construction/development related issues at several sites in and around London;
- Acting for Ronson Capital Partners on the redevelopment of 66 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, to create a high specification residential scheme and associated amenity area;
- Acting for a developer in various disputes regarding social housing schemes in central London including an adjudication relating to claims for variations, extensions of time, and loss and expense; and
- Acting for an international marine contractor in a final account adjudication resulting in enforcement proceedings at the Technology and Construction Court (Reported case: Herbosch-Kiere Marine Contractors Limited vs Dover Harbour Board  EWHC84).
Prior to joining Wedlake Bell in June 2013, Scarlett spent time working abroad at an international bank (the Bank of New York Mellon), an American law firm (Covington & Burling), and an Australian bank (Westpac Bank), before going onto complete the GDL and LPC at BPP. She completed her training at Dentons and qualified in September 2012.
Scarlett is a member of the Society of Construction Lawyers, Women in Property, Chicks with Bricks and is a member of the founding committee of TeCSA_10s (TeCSA's committee for solicitors of less than 10 years PQE). She has also taken part in TeCSA's London Technology and Construction Court Marshalling Scheme.
Scarlett enjoys travel and in particular visiting Cornwall and the Alps. She also enjoys volunteering for Age Concern and learning about gardening. Scarlett is also fluent in French.
Articles & Comment
08 Dec, 2016 | Scarlett Wheeler
20 Oct, 2016 | Scarlett Wheeler
Insurance law is an area which has remained unchanged for over 100 years. The Insurance Act 2015 (the Act) will have a significant impact on non-consumer insurance…Read More
11 Feb, 2016 | Scarlett Wheeler
It is fair to say that the payment regime under the Construction Act (the "Act") is complicated. In the recent decision of Henia Investments Inc v Beck Interiors…Read More
22 Oct, 2015 | Scarlett Wheeler
It is a fair to say that the payment regime under the Construction Act (the Act) is complicated. In the recent decision of the Technology and Construction Court…Read More
25 Jun, 2014 | Scarlett Wheeler
When there is a problem in a project resulting in loss, it may be the fault of more than one party. It is becoming increasingly common for consultants to request…Read More