I joined ALA in 2011, and became a Director in 2016, and I’m based at the ALA head office in Kirkby Lonsdale.
Prior to joining ALA I managed my family’s construction business; a regional main contractor based in the Lake District. The experience of running my family business gave me a solid technical grounding and real world, practical commercial knowledge.
For the past ten years at ALA, I have advised clients on commercial strategy, contracts, procurement and dispute resolution, in particular Adjudication and Mediation.
I have experience leading multidisciplinary teams, comprising commercial staff, planners, construction lawyers and specialists on major construction and infrastructure projects and disputes. I have a masters degree in construction law.
ALA has taken me all over the world; from meetings at the Ritz in Cannes to mega projects in Qatar, to local projects here in Cumbria. I have a real passion for the industry, and I am proud of the positive contribution that we make to our clients.
I was born and bred locally, near the Kirkby Lonsdale office, and in my spare time I enjoy snowboarding, socialising, reading, walking and spending time with my family.
I have recently embarked on an ambitious project to renovate an 18th century Cumbrian farmhouse and longer term aim to develop the accompanying smallholding to self-sufficiency.