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Miriam Soteriou

Associate

Biography

Miriam is an Associate in the Construction & Infrastructure team and deals with a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters.

Miriam advises on all construction aspects of projects across a variety of sectors and has in depth knowledge of the standard forms of construction contracts such as JCT and NEC together with performance bonds, parent company guarantees and collateral warranties.

Miriam’s contentious experience includes advising and representing clients in all stages of the pre-action protocol process, court proceedings and adjudication. Her non-contentious experience includes drafting and negotiating construction contracts, drafting guidance notes and advising clients on best practice objectives and mandatory requirements on key amendments commonly encountered in construction contracts.

Miriam works for a range of clients in the sector such as developers, contractors, sub-contractors employers and local authorities.

Relevant experience

  • Employer, Contractor and Sub-Contractor: advising and representing clients in claims for delay, extension of time, loss and expense, breach of contract, termination and final account disputes.
  • Employer, Contractor and Sub-Contractor: negotiating settlements in construction disputes and drafting settlement agreements.
  • Supplier: advising and representing client in adjudication proceedings on extension of time and costs for delaying events under a supply contract.
  • Employer, Contractor and Sub-Contractor: Drafting, negotiating and advising on bespoke and standard forms of construction contracts including JCT, NEC3 and NEC4 suites of contracts and sub-contracts.
  • Secondment: Placed on a 9 month secondment for a national development and refurbishment contractor in their in house construction team advising and representing the client on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters.