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Lauren Adams’ domestic practice involves advising on private residential work and large commercial projects, including both adjudication and arbitration work.
She has been heavily engaged in disputes relating to energy and renewable resources in recent years, acting as junior and sole counsel in cases arising out of the construction and performance of solar parks, waste-to-energy plants, and refurbishment of FPSOs. In this context, her notable experience in the law of guarantees and on-demand bonds, on which she has had several papers and the corresponding chapter of Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts published, is often engaged. She is often instructed to advise on calling or resisting calls on performance bonds and appears frequently in the TCC for emergency injunction applications arising therefrom.
Lauren’s experience of sizeable energy generation projects has furnished her with considerable knowledge of industry norms (both published and internal) applicable to construction activities performed in onshore and offshore environments.
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.
LSREF 3 Tiger Falkirk I S.à.r.l. and another v Paragon Building Consultancy Limited  EWHC 2063 (TCC)
BRG and OE Waste v Gottex and others
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.
“She is very good with clients, and her advice is decisive and clearly presented.”
“Lauren is a very strong junior who is capable above her years of call.”
“Lauren is reliable, available and able to work under pressure in difficult circumstances, which is very valuable.”
Construction, Chambers UK Bar 2023
She is excellent. An all-round star for the future.”
“She is incredibly responsive, easy to deal with directly and her technical understanding gives clients a huge amount of trust in her.”
Energy & Natural Resources, Chambers UK Bar 2023
“Lauren is highly intelligent and her ability to quickly grasp complex issues is second-to-none. Stellar drafting and advocacy skills, and incredibly calm under pressure.”
Construction, The Legal 500 2023
“Succinct, tenacious, she sees through the smoke and mirrors very quickly. Easy to work with and a great team player.”
Construction, The Legal 500 2022
“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