Natascia Alden

Solicitor

Construction




T: +44 (0)20 7395 3156
nalden@wedlakebell.com



Expertise

Natascia is a solicitor in the construction team. She decided on a career in construction early and spent a year working in the team as a trainee before qualification. She has experience acting for developers, contractors and funders and works with clients across numerous sectors including high-end residential, hotel, office, logistics and hospital developments. She is experienced in drafting a range of construction documents including building contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties, letters of reliance, development agreements, framework agreements and deeds of novation. Natascia is a member of the Society of Construction Law.


Recent Experience

  • Acting for national housebuilders in respect of development agreements for affordable housing
  • Advising hotel owner in relation to various issues at a high end hotel refurbishment in Knightsbridge.
  • Advising on the re-development of a high end residential building within the Grosvenor Estate including producing all professional appointments for agreement with the project team.
  • Acting for a health care provider on various hospital projects across the country.
  • Advising for a developer as Responding Party in a documents-only extended RICS adjudication relating to construction defects, safety and regulatory breaches in a part completed residential development, involving without prejudice negotiations and with counsel, expert and witness evidence throughout to successful Adjudication Award.
  • Acting for an international company on the refurbishment of a HQ office building in central London.
  • Advising European specialist cladding contractor in relation to its contracts with employers and its sub-contractors and advising on various contentious matters including disputes over payment, termination and omitting works.

Career History

Natascia obtained a degree in law from Bristol University before completing her LPC with a distinction at BPP Law School. She then trained with Wedlake Bell and completed seats in Banking, Construction and IP Disputes before qualifying into the construction team in September 2020.


Publications

Natascia has contributed to the construction content for the Build UK Brexit Guidance Note 2021 and has written on the following topics related to construction law and the industry in general:


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