James Harrison - DAC Beachcroft
James Harrison

James Harrison



James Harrison's focus is construction and engineering law. He has acted for a variety of private and public sector developers, end users, funders, contractors, sub-contractors, housebuilders and engineering, project management and architectural practices.

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.

Recent experience includes advising a top national housebuilder on a variety of urban regeneration, residential and mixed use development projects across the UK.


"Reassuringly skilled." Legal 500 (2009 Edition), Construction, North

"An extremely good understanding of our core needs" and "provide[s] effective solutions to reduce our exposure to risk." Chambers and Partners UK 2012 Edition, Construction, UK wide

"Highly regarded" and "up and coming." Chambers and Partners UK 2013 Edition, Construction, UK wide

"Highly experienced." Legal 500 UK, 2013 Edition, Construction, North

"Up and coming." Chambers and Partners UK 2014 Edition, Construction, UK wide