JCT has published the new edition of 2016 Design and Build Contract in conjunction with the Design and Build Sub-Contract for use with it. The purpose of this note…Read More
Suzanne Reeves's Service Teams
Suzanne Reeves is "extremely pragmatic and a consummate expert in her field."
Chambers UK, 2017
Suzanne Reeves shows ‘a preparedness to listen and respond with appropriate advice’.
Legal 500, 2016
Department head Suzanne Reeves has noteworthy expertise in a range of sectors including healthcare. One client says: "She knows contractors and knows what their reaction will be before we speak to them."
Chambers UK, 2016
Suzanne Reeves is highlighted for being 'very commercial' and having 'good judgement.' Her practice covers both contentious and non-contentious issues, and she advises a range of developers, consultants and sponsors.
Chambers UK, 2015
Suzanne Reeves heads Wedlake Bell LLP’s ‘excellent’ practice, which acts for developers and specialist contractors, particularly in the retail and healthcare sectors.
Legal 500, 2013
Suzanne Reeves 'provides sound advice whatever the value or complexity of the issue.'
Legal 500, 2011
Suzanne Reeves 'takes into account what is relevant to the business, and gives the most efficient response.'
Chambers UK, 2011
Suzanne heads up the Construction team at Wedlake Bell and has been instrumental in its growth to a current team of 10 lawyers. Suzanne’s practice covers all issues relating to construction projects including contract drafting, advice throughout a project and resolving disputes with emphasis in doing so, where possible without recourse to formal proceedings. She has acted for most sectors of the industry and in recent years has acted principally for developers, private healthcare and care homes providers. Suzanne has over 25 years' experience in the construction industry involving a wide range of projects large and small, such as hospitals and care homes, residential, office and retail development, manufacturing plant, sports stadia and infrastructure.
- Acting for a national house builder on the development of a number of newbuild sites including private and social housing units;
- Acting for a refurbishment contractor in relation to a substantial refurbishment contract in the South West;
- Acting for health care providers on various hospital projects and for a health care insurer in relation to a major hospital upgrade and refit.
Suzanne qualified as a solicitor in 1979 and became a partner at Wedlake Bell in 1983. She has long featured as a leading construction lawyer in Legal Business’ Legal Experts, in Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession as a leader in construction and in the Legal 500. In recent years she has featured as a "Super Lawyer" in the magazine of that name distributed with the Daily Telegraph.
She sits on the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) Drafting Sub-Committee, is a committee member of the Technology and Construction Solicitor’s Association and a member of the Society of Construction Law. She sat on the Government payment review working party set up to review the payment provisions of the Construction Act. Suzanne is an accredited adjudicator and CEDR qualified mediator.
Articles & Comment
06 Dec, 2016 | Suzanne Reeves
20 Oct, 2014 | Suzanne Reeves
Suzanne Reeves, Head of Construction writes for 'Civil Engineering Surveyor'.Read More
28 Jun, 2012 | Suzanne Reeves
Following on from our case law summary of 2011, the first half of 2012 has also seen a number of important decisions made in the Courts which may affect our clients…Read More
19 Oct, 2011 | Suzanne Reeves
There were a number of important decisions made in the Courts in 2011. Below is a selection of cases that may affect our clients and contacts within the construction…Read More