James Harrison's focus is construction and engineering law. He has acted for a variety of private and public sector developers and institutions, end users, funders, contractors, sub-contractors, housebuilders and engineering, project management and architectural practices. He operates across a number of sectors including: residential development, commercial and investment, retail, renewable energy and infrastructure.
He regularly prepares and presents talks and workshops on risk allocation, contract law and practice, procurement, standard forms of contract, dispute resolution and avoidance and duties and responsibilities of construction and engineering professionals.
In addition, James is experienced in all the main forms of dispute resolution used in the construction and engineering industry - adjudication, expert determination, arbitration and court proceedings.
James has been quoted in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for the last 8 years. He is currently a Band 1 ranked construction lawyer. Chambers & Partners (2018) says he "enjoys a thriving non-contentious practice, specialising in drafting and negotiating build contracts and other documents. He advises major house builders on both high-end and affordable residential developments, with additional expertise in renewable energy. Clients say: "He is a superb practitioner - he runs our construction work as if he were in-house, and is dedicated to us through and through."