Watson Farley & Williams , Partner
Barry Hembling is a legal directories recommended construction lawyer with over 20 years in-house and private practice experience of acting for clients on domestic and international construction projects. He has acted for some of the industry’s best known architects for many years.
He has an established record of offering contentious and non-contentious legal support throughout a project’s lifecycle from initial contract advice and negotiations, advice on live projects and dispute avoidance. Regarded as a strong practitioner and incisive adviser by impressed sources, he has a reputation for commercial acumen, building long-term global client relationships and offering cost effective commercial solutions that minimise risks and help project teams meet their completion dates and budgets
Barry has advised on many high profiles and iconic projects including the Aquatics Centre at the London 2012 Olympics, the City of London Lloyd’s Building, the London Eye and the Sydney Tower. He has spoken at industry conferences in both the UK and abroad, including Oxford University and Chatham House, acted as a Constructing Excellence Award panel judge and has been recommended as a construction lawyer by the legal directories for many years, most recently in the 2019 edition of the Legal 500