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Iain Murdoch joined Practical Law in January 2007 from Taylor Wessing, where he was a senior associate in the construction and engineering group. Iain specialises in non-contentious construction law, having worked for property owners and occupiers, developers, lenders, contractors and consultants. Iain specialises in non-contentious negotiation, contract drafting and reporting work, but has also advised on the pre-action stages of construction disputes, the settlement of disputes and adjudications. He trained at Lewis Silkin before joining Speechly Bircham following qualification. While at Speechly Bircham, he undertook a part-time secondment to an international construction and engineering contractor's in-house legal department. Iain is a member of the Society of Construction Law and is head of Construction. Iain is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Jancyn Gardiner trained at Norton Rose (now Norton Rose Fulbright), qualifying into the construction team in 1995 and becoming a partner in the Construction and Projects Group at Norton Rose in 2003. Jancyn joined Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP as a knowledge development lawyer within their Construction Group in 2006. Jancyn has advised on a wide variety of domestic and international construction projects, spanning diverse regions, including Middle Eastern and European jurisdictions. She has particular experience of the construction and engineering aspects of infrastructure projects, project financed transactions and PFI projects and has acted for developers, contractors, sub-contractors, professional consultants and financiers. She is a member of the Society of Construction Law and joined Practical Law Construction in April 2015. Jancyn is a non-practising solicitor.
Yassir Mahmood qualified in 2001 and spent six years working for K&L Gates, where he was an associate in the construction and engineering group. Yassir has advised on the negotiation of building contracts and professional appointments, as well as international engineering projects and PFI transactions. He has also represented clients in adjudication and litigation. Yassir’s time at K&L Gates included a secondment to the legal department of a well-known construction contractor, and he was also involved in drafting the RICS standard forms of consultant appointment, published in 2008. He is a member of the Society of Construction Law. Yassir joined Practical Law Construction in December 2007. Yassir is currently a non-practising solicitor.
Michelle Rousell trained at Cameron Markby Hewitt (now CMS Cameron McKenna) and then spent five years at Nabarro Nathanson (now Nabarro) before joining the construction and engineering team at Lewis Silkin in September 2000. She specialised in all aspects of construction and engineering disputes and worked for a wide range of clients - employers, contractors, specialist subcontractors and their insurers, registered social landlords and public bodies. Part of Michelle's time at Lewis Silkin was spent on secondment to the in-house legal team of an international mining company, where she was primarily engaged on an ADR scheme voluntarily established by the company. She is a member of the Society of Construction Law and joined Practical Law Construction in February 2008. Michelle is currently a non-practising solicitor.