Ruth is a specialist non-contentious construction and engineering lawyer, who joined Addleshaw Goddard in January 2023. She acts for a range of clients including developers, public sector organisations (including government agencies, housing associations and local authorities) contractors, institutional funders, banks and joint venture entities. Her work involves advising predominantly on the employer / purchaser side in respect of complex and high value construction and engineering projects.

Specific experience includes advising and drafting on a variety of construction documents including standard form contracts (JCT, NEC, ACE, RIBA, FIDIC, MF/1, ICC, IChemE, IMechE and CIC), bespoke building contracts, development agreements, professional consultants' appointments, collateral warranties, novation agreements, bonds and guarantees. Ruth has developed a particular proficiency in advising on / negotiating complex contract management issues that can arise under NEC contracts.  

  • Utilities (water) provider: acting in respect of the three (3) framework construction contracts required to realise a water provider's vision to achieve its asset management programme (AMP8) regulatory obligations, with an overall value in excess of £2 billion. Each framework is based on the NEC4 suite of contracts, and deals with (1) Capital Projects, (2) Professional Services and (3) Network Services (repair and maintenance).
  • Retailer: advising and preparing the professional project manager appointment, based on the FIDIC Model Services Agreement (White Book), 2017 edition in respect of works to be undertaken to a warehouse in Czech Republic. 
  • Government agency: leading on the construction, engineering and infrastructure contracts (including NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contracts (Option E and Option C), Basic Asset Protection Agreements and coordinating the Firm’s multidisciplinary team to ensure property licences and planning agreements are also in place), with the main contract having a value of >£105 million for a significant infrastructure project in the North of England.* 
  • Local authority: advising in respect of its contract management relating to a contractor's extension of time claims in respect of a strategically important and high-profile bridge refurbishment*

*Experience gained prior to joining Addleshaw Goddard

  • London South Bank University – LLB/BSc (Hons) Law with Human Resource Management, 2010