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Portrait of Jessica Smith
Areas of expertise: Construction and infrastructure


Jessica is an associate in the construction and infrastructure team. Based in London, she advises on non-contentious construction projects and construction disputes. She has experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating standard form and bespoke construction contracts, security documentation, consultant appointments and collateral warranties. 

Jessica works on large-scale adjudications relating to high profile developments in London, as well as litigious matters in the Technology and Construction Court. 

She qualified as an associate in 2018, having joined Penningtons Manches as a trainee in 2016.

Recent work highlights

  • Assisting on a multi-million pound final account adjudication for a high profile London development.
  • Assisting an employer client in defending a contractor’s claims for extension of time through adjudication.

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