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Melanie Tomlin
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Senior Associate, Charles Russell Speechlys
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Melanie Tomlin is a Senior Associate at Charles Russell Speechlys. Melanie is an experienced construction and engineering lawyer, providing advice across the full scope of construction issues ranging from procurement and contract strategies through to dispute avoidance and resolution.

Her expertise includes advising on procurement of projects, standard form contracts (including JCT, ICE, NEC, FIDIC, GC/Works, MF/1, LOGIC, IChemE) including PFI and alliance contracts, subcontract terms and consultancy agreements, bonds and guarantees, collateral warranties, development agreements, agreements for lease, pre-construction services agreements and letters of intent.

Melanie's dispute management experience covers all of the principal forms common to the industry, including mediation, expert determination, adjudication, arbitration and litigation.

Melanie also has significant in-house experience, having completed 2 senior secondments within the rail and highways divisions in the largest infrastructure consultancy in the UK, WS Atkins Plc, and so has direct experience of the requirements of organisations working within the infrastructure and engineering sectors.

She is also co-author of the 'Procurement Route' chapter in the ICE Manual of Construction Law.

Company biography

Charles Russell Speechlys is a law firm headquartered in London with offices in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

Formed in 2014 by the merger of Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham, its aim is to be the leading English law firm combining specialist business law and private wealth advice internationally.

Charles Russell Speechlys provides transactional, regulatory, advisory and litigation and dispute resolution services to major corporates and privately owned businesses. It has significant strength in real estate and construction, transactional expertise across financial services and specialist litigation and dispute resolution, employment, intellectual property and commercial teams advising in healthcare, retail and leisure, sport and TMT.

The merger reinforces its ability to provide a seamless service for wealthy individuals, family offices, private banks, trustees and wealth managers and large, privately held businesses, combining advisory skills, developed in the world of private wealth, with its business law expertise.