News | October 29, 2021

Wedlake Bell further bolsters its Contentious Construction Practice

City law firm, Wedlake Bell, has further strengthened its market leading Construction group with the appointment of Legal Director, Natalie Pilagos to its contentious practice. She joins the firm from Taylor Wessing, where she was Senior Counsel for three years. Her appointment is with immediate effect.

Natalie has extensive experience in advising on disputes in relation to a wide range of construction projects including energy, manufacturing, and commercial/private real estate and residential development.  She is experienced in all forms of dispute resolution including adjudication, mediation, arbitration and litigation in the Technology and Construction Court. Natalie featured as a leading construction lawyer in the Legal 500, and will further bolster the firm’s contentious offering.

Natalie acts for end users, developers, contractors, consultants, local authorities, SPVs, private clients and investment companies/funders, typically with complex legal needs. She will advise on a plethora of construction law matters at Wedlake Bell. 

The appointment bolsters the Construction group to 12 fee earners dealing with non-contentious and contentious work. The hire of Natalie is the first of two senior hires for the team, the second joining in January 2022. 

Commenting on her appointment Natalie says:

“The Construction group at Wedlake Bell has an outstanding reputation and I am looking forward to  working alongside such a talented group of individuals. I can’t wait to contribute towards the practice’s continued growth.”

Sarah Elliott, Head of Wedlake Bell’s Construction Group, comments: “I am delighted to welcome Natalie to the Construction Group. She is an outstanding lawyer with a wealth of expertise and experience that will add  considerable value to the firm’s contentious offering. The team are pleased to welcome her as we continue to grow and consolidate the firm’s market leading position.”

For further information contact:

Karen Mosley, Head of Marketing and Business Development, Wedlake Bell LLP
020 7395 3135

Erika McKeever, Account Manager, Byfield Consultancy: 
020 7092 3997