Head of Construction & Engineering, Partner
James Coppinger qualified in 1999 and is based in our Nottingham office. He undertakes both contentious and procurement work and his experience includes drafting and negotiating construction and engineering contracts, professional team appointments and security documents such as performance guarantees and collateral warranties.
James advises on a range of procurement solutions and alternative methods of dispute resolution, such as mediation and expert determination. He also acts on adjudications, arbitrations and Technology & Construction Court (TCC) proceedings.
James has acted for developers (including Housing Associations), contractors, commercial occupiers, financial institutions, education establishments and Local Authorities.
For over 8 years James practiced as a specialist construction and engineering lawyer at a large international firm. He has extensive experience of search orders and freezing injunctions, and is a Court approved supervising solicitor and is also qualified to act as an Adjudicator.
In October 2012, James was appointed to the Technology and Construction Solicitors' Association (TeCSA) accredited adjudication panel. TeCSA is a national organisation of construction lawyers and promotes greater efficiency in the conduct of litigation in the Technology and Construction Court. The multi-disciplinary list of adjudicators is used by members and their clients to resolve disputes in the construction industry. James is one of a few professionals in the UK to be added to the existing panel following a rigorous approval process.
Chambers UK 2015 describes James as having 'very high technical skills and also a commercial aspect to his work.' as well as being 'responsive' and 'very eager to assist'."
The Legal 500 has described James as an individual who 'consistently delivers'.