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Thomson Snell & Passmore welcomes new construction partner

26 January 2024
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Caroline Watkins - picture contributed
Caroline Watkins - picture contributed

Tunbridge Wells-based law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore said Caroline Watkins has joined its construction team as a partner.

Watkins has considerable experience in the space and joins from EMW Law LLP. Her CV includes industry leaders Beale & Co and the in-house legal team at Southern Water.

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"Caroline’s extensive skills and experience will perfectly augment our already excellent team," said Mark Steggles, head of dispute resolution at Thomson Snell & Passmore.

"Her expertise in non-contentious construction matters expands our offering to our clients in this area and I am thrilled that she is joining the firm."

She has particular knowledge in professional indemnity insurance and utilities (including renewables) and regularly acts for contractors, developers, suppliers and professional consultants.

She also represents a number of banks, providing development finance in construction projects, and more recently has been providing advice to clients on the legal and practical implications of the Building Safety Act.

Caroline Watkins, partner at Thomson Snell & Passmore, added: "This is a really exciting time to be joining such an excellent firm, and I am looking forward to helping the team with their ambitious growth plans."

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Giles Gwinnett is a writer at The Business Magazine. He has been a journalist for more than 20 years and covered a vast array of topics at a range of media settings - in print and online. After his NCTJ newspaper training, he became a reporter in Hampshire before moving to a news agency in Gloucestershire. In recent years, he has been covering the financial markets along with company news for an investor-focused web portal. His many interests include politics, energy and the environment. He lives in Dorset.

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