Brad Fearn


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Brad has 20 years’ experience advising on construction and infrastructure projects in the UK and abroad.

Brad has acted for Developers, Funders, Landlords, Tenants, Contractors and Consultants providing advice on contractual and project advisory issues across a number of sectors including commercial property, offices, mixed use developments, student accommodation, logistics, rail and healthcare.

Brad has also provided specialist construction advice in respect of property, corporate and finance transactions and restructuring.

Recent Experience

At his previous firm Brad’s recent experience included:

  • Acting for LondonMetric on development and infrastructure works involving the construction of four units at Bedford Link Logistics Park in Bedford.
  • Advising a Developer in respect of the forward funding development of at 600 plus student bedroom accommodation facility in Lewisham, London.
  • Acting for a Developer in respect of the construction of a two tower, 550 apartment residential development in Croydon, London using modular construction.
  • Advising REIT on the development of two £100 million plus projects for a commercial and residential development in Kingston, London and an office and commercial use development in Ealing, London.
  • Acting for Oxenwood Real Estate, in joint venture with a Canadian institutional investor, on its acquisition of a portfolio of prime logistics properties in the UK for £286 million.
  • Advising a REIT on the disposal of 3 UK retail parks for £191 million.

Career History

Brad joined Wedlake Bell in April 2020.

Brad was previously a construction specialist in the real estate group of Jones Day and a senior associate in the construction and engineering group at Taylor Wessing.

Brad is a longstanding member of the Society of Construction Law (SCL) and has previously lectured for the SCL at Kings College London and for the MSc in Project Management at the University of Reading.

Brad is an admitted solicitor in both England and Australia and has degrees in Law from Murdoch University and in Business from Curtin University, each of Perth Australia.


Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, June 2017 “The Impact of assignment to a lender of a building contract”

“Lessons from the Green Gulf Civil Engineering Surveyor” February 2011

“Hitting the Green Wall… and Beyond – 2010 Sustainability Report” (team member, published in conjunction with the British Property Federation)

“Behind the Green Facade – 2009 Sustainability Report” (team member, winner of the Property Marketing Awards and Victor Ludorum 2010)


“Top 50 Rising Stars in Sustainability” Building Magazine 2012

Additional Information

Admitted as:

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
  • Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia

Building Safety Act


The new building control measures under the BSA came into effect on 1 October 2023 and transitional arrangements may apply from that date to developments already underway and which meetRead more


Damage Control: The Supreme Court provides clarity on Liquidated Damages in terminated contracts

The use of liquidated damages (“LDs“) to address the financial consequences of late project completion will be familiar to those in commercial real estate and construction.  The rate of LDsRead more


Partner Promotions

Our highly regarded construction team has changes afoot from 1 April, when it will be bolstered with the appointment of 2 new partners, Natalie Pilagos and Brad Fearn. Natalie isRead more


Ukraine conflict, rising costs and claims?

I am pleased to have contributed to this insightful article in Building Magazine on the potential for contractual claims for delays and costs arising from the impact of the UkraineRead more


Damage Control: Supreme Court clarity on Liquidated Damages

In 2019 the construction industry was thrown into a state of confusion (before COVID or BREXIT had a chance to try) by a Court of Appeal (“COA‘”) decision turning onRead more


Keep up contracts! Time to address the materials shortage?

Every week we see a multitude of press and commentary on the current global materials shortage. One common thread is that while no one seems to think this will beRead more


Time to think outside the (Big) Box? – Material Shortages and Logistics

There has been much commentary of late on the effects of material and labour shortages arising  due to several factors not least COVID-19, Brexit and global supply chain issues: Bricks-it!Read more


Certifiable! Another looming blow for supply of construction materials?

Much has been written recently about the current issues facing supply of construction materials and the resulting effect on project cost and programme (including my comments of 13 May 2021:Read more


Construction Workloads Recover! – Rosy Outlook or Rough Seas ahead?

What in any “normal” year might be considered positively cheery news, that construction output is at its highest level in 20 months, looks set to be overshadowed by looming materialsRead more


Towering Mess of EWS?

The Government’s External Wall System (EWS) certification regime was intended to bring some Post-Grenfell clarity to purchasers, homeowners and lenders as to the state of external materials on buildings andRead more


Time to think logistically

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so many aspects of our daily lives arguably one of the sectors that has seen the most change is the once un-loved logistic, warehouse andRead more