Robert Norris is a partner in our Construction & Engineering team, focusing on both contentious and non-contentious aspects of engineering and construction dealing with major infrastructure, rail/light rail, civil engineering, energy and energy services, process plant and building/development sectors. With nearly 30 years’ experience in the profession and a first class master’s degree in civil engineering, Robert has a wealth of legal experience together with the technical acumen to allow him to navigate through complex issues and to advise clients wherever they operate in the engineering and construction arena.
Robert has been involved with projects in both the private and public sectors. These projects have adopted a range of forms of procurement and a number of these projects involved bespoke and innovative approaches in order to deliver the project objectives.
Robert works closely with clients, external consultants and colleagues within the firm and has experience advising on documents such as engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts, building contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties, bonds, guarantees, project agreements, development agreements, agreements for lease, concession agreements, funding agreements and other documentation relating to the engineering, procurement and construction aspects of projects.
Robert also advises clients regarding domestic and international disputes and has experience of a broad range of dispute resolution techniques including litigation, arbitration, expert determination, adjudication and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
One client commented to Chambers UK 2023 that “Robert Norris quickly developed an overall strategy taking into account all possible outcomes and prioritising accordingly”, while another told The Legal 500 UK 2022 “Robert Norris shows excellent skills in understanding – and trying find to solutions to – complex issues quickly and efficiently.”
Waste Water/Waste Treatment
Manufacturing, Technical and Industrial
Decentralised Energy (including small-scale CHP)
Larger Scale CHP/Energy Production
Transmission and Distribution