Andrew Goddard QC, Samar Abbas Kazmi and Lauren Adams will present to the Society of Construction Law Hong Kong on […]
Lauren’s domestic practice involves advising on private residential work and large commercial projects, including both adjudication and arbitration work. She has most recently been involved in disputes relating to energy and renewable resources, acting as junior and sole counsel in cases arising out of the construction and performance of solar parks and refurbishment of FPSOs. In this context, her special interest in guarantees and bonds, on which she has written a Hudson paper for the Society of Construction Law, a collaborative paper comparing English and Italian law, and a chapter of Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts, is often engaged.
Lauren also has experience in handling IT disputes, particularly relating to the use and performance of e-commerce platforms and communication systems.
Her international practice includes acting in arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, DIAC and HKIAC rules, and she is experienced in dealing with many standard form construction contracts (JCT, FIDIC, NEC3, ICE and LOGIC CRINE).
Lauren was elected to the Society of Construction Law (SCL) Council in 2015, re-elected in 2018 and focuses her efforts on coordinating the SCL’s well-attended advocacy courses, sitting on the SCL Hudson Prize judging panel, and on building relationships with future construction professionals though the SCL’s university liaison and grants sub-committee.
Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts (14th ed., 2020).
“The possible impact of Brexit on the UK’s oil and gas industry” – as at 13 December 2018, published in Atkin Chambers’ Brexit Bulletin
“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”. Const. L.J. 2014, 30(7), 325-336 Sweet and Maxwell.
AMEY LG Limited v Cumbria County Council  EWHC 2856 (TCC)
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
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
2010: Member of the 2010 Oxford Jessup International Law Moot Team, ranked 6th in the world during the international rounds in Washington DC.
Lauren is a member of the SCL Council and participates in the following Sub-Committees: Advocacy Training Course, Court Advocacy Training Course, Astra SCL, Regions, SCL Hudson Prize Judges, University Liaison and Grants/Academic Conference.
“Lauren is the best junior I have ever worked with. She combines the insight of a wise head on young shoulders with incredible productivity.”
Construction, The Legal 500 2021