Lauren Adams will be part of a panel at the Urban Lawyers Inspiration Evening being held on 6th March 2019. […]
Lauren has gained experience of bespoke and standard form contracts, and is familiar with the JCT, NEC and FIDIC forms as well as LOGIC CRINE terms.
Lauren’s domestic practice involves advising on private residential work and large commercial projects, happily undertaking both adjudication and arbitration work. She also is enjoying developing an international practice in arbitration under the ICC, LCIA, DIAC and HKIAC rules, and provides non-contentious advice on prospective construction contracts. She has a special interest in how guarantees and bonds are used in the construction industry, and has written both a Hudson paper and a collaborative paper comparing English and Italian law on the subject.
Lauren was elected to the Society of Construction Law (SCL) Council in 2015 and focusses her efforts on coordinating the SCL’s well-attended advocacy courses, sitting on the SCL Hudson Prize judging panel as well as building relationships with future construction professionals though the SCL’s university liaison and grants sub-committee. Outside of chambers, Lauren has also tutored on the undergraduate law course at Oxford and provides on-going academic support to undergraduate students at Bristol University, Cambridge and the University of Sussex.
“On-demand bonds – a comparative study of English and Italian law on Fraudulent or Abusive Calling” – co-written with Giuseppe Broccoli, BDA Studio Legale – International Construction Law Review 2014
“New Clots in the Lifeblood of International Construction Projects: Enjoining employers’ calls on performance bonds” –This paper was presented to an audience of SCL members at the National Liberal Club, in May 2014 and is to be re-printed in the Construction Law Journal.
Qualifications and Awards
2014: SCL Hudson 1st Prize for “New Clots in the Lifeblood of International Construction Projects: Enjoining Employers’ calls on performance bonds”
2013: Called to the Bar of England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn)
2012-2013: Non-stipendiary law tutor at Oriel College and Regent’s Park College, Oxford University.
2012 – 2013: City Law School: Bar Vocational Course (Very competent)
2011 – 2012: BCL (Master’s in Law), St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, Distinction (Conflict of Laws; Restitution of Unjust Enrichment; European Business Regulation; Constitutional Principles of the European Union); Law Faculty prize for achieving the highest mark in Constitutional Principles of the EU on the BCL (2012)
2011: Lord Denning and Hardwicke Scholarships, Lincoln’s Inn
2008 – 2011: BA (Jurisprudence), Regent’s Park College, Oxford
Member of the 2010 Oxford Jessup International Law Moot Team, which won the UK National Prize for Best Memorial Prize, Top 20 Memorial Prize in the International rounds and was ranked 6th in the world during the international rounds in Washington DC.