Scarlett Wheeler



T: +44 (0)20 7935 3096


Scarlett practices in a variety of construction matters ranging from healthcare, high-end residential developments, mixed use developments, hotels and care homes. She assists on all aspects of the project lifecycle acting for developers, landlords, funders, tenants, purchasers, sellers, consultants and specialist contractors.

Scarlett has experience of major forms of construction contracts including building contracts, development agreements, consultants appointments, novation agreements, parent company guarantees, bonds, letters of intent, vesting deeds, sub-contracts, reliance letters, collateral warranties and third party rights.

Scarlett also advises clients on disputes including adjudication, court proceedings and alternative dispute resolution including mediation, as well as pre-action disputes.

Current Experience

  • Acting for a regional care home provider in relation to the acquisition and development of over 20 care homes (with an aggregate development cost of over £60 million) and subsequent sale of 5 care homes.
  • Acting for a developer on the high-end residential development of a prestigious tower and associated amenities areas located in Marylebone.
  • Acting for the owner on the refurbishment and extension of a high-end residence located in Surrey (with a development cost of over £13 million).
  • Acting for the developer/owner in relation to the redevelopment of a Grade 1 listed prestigious terrace on the Grosvenor Estate covering over 18,000 square foot; providing a full non-contentious service and advising with our banking team on the negotiation of a refinancing agreement.
  • Advising the owner on the development of a London hotel for a well-known budget hotel group.
  • Advising on the redevelopment of a Grade 2 listed building within the Grosvenor Estate converting it from offices to a single high-end luxury family home producing all construction documents for agreement with the project team and approval by the Grosvenor Estate and funder.

Career History

Scarlett has a degree from Sheffield University. She attended BPP, Manchester to obtain her legal qualifications.

Scarlett trained and qualified as a construction solicitor at the international firm Dentons in September 2012 and joined Wedlake Bell in June 2013.

She is a member of the Society of Construction Law, Chicks with Bricks, Women in Property, Women in Healthcare Property, Young Entrepreneurs in Property and is a founding member of the TeCSA_10s (a sub-division of The Technology and Construction Solicitors Association).

Scarlett has also taken part in the Technology and Construction Court’s Marshalling Scheme at the Rolls Building where she shadowed high court judges.

Scarlett is fluent in French and has previously worked in Brussels, Sydney, Cincinnati, Monte Carlo and Toronto.


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