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Kate_Onions

Kate Onions

Partner

kate.onions@shma.co.uk
0121 260 0215

Kate is a contentious construction lawyer with over 15 years’ experience in providing practical and specialist advice to resolve construction and engineering disputes.

Kate frequently acts for residential developers, employers, main contractors and specialist sub-contractors and advises on a wide range of building and engineering disputes relating to payment, structural defects, claims for variations, extensions of time, loss and expense and professional negligence on bespoke and standard forms of contract. Kate has extensive experience of Technology and Construction Court (TCC) claims and is one of increasingly few lawyers who have run multiple claims through to trial.

Kate has excellent technical skills, which are underpinned by her desire and ability to provide clients with solutions directly aligned to achieving their commercial aims. Her philosophy is “my clients' goals are my goals”. She doesn’t sit on the fence by providing a range of options but will always provide advice as to the recommended strategy to best achieve the client’s objective.

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