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James Forbes

James Forbes

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James is a partner within our Construction & Projects team specialising in construction, engineering and PPP/PFI projects. James acts for both the public and private sector on a number of high value capital projects, across a range of sectors including Education, Waste, Roads and Healthcare.

James is also part of the renewable energy group at Burness Paull with a particular focus on biomass, energy from waste, municipal waste management projects and on-shore wind. He specialises in EPC contracting and all construction and specialised contracts such as Balance of Plant and Turbine Supply Agreements.

James is dual qualified in Scots and English law and has an LLM in Construction Law. He is accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Construction Law. James is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Notary Public.

He is singled out as “dedicated, patient, commercial and measured at all times” in Chambers UK.


James Forbes




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James Forbes