New partner for law firm’s Birmingham office

Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has welcomed Ian Griffiths to its construction team as a partner.

From Horizon Nuclear Power, Griffiths joins the firm with extensive experience in nuclear energy work, together with a track record of advising on a range of energy generation, utilities and biofuel schemes.

Joining the construction team, he will bring together his expertise in construction and commercial law across the energy, utilities and engineering sectors. In particular, he focuses on infrastructure and other project contracts and procurement.

In addition, Griffiths is an advisory panel member to the Institution of Civil Engineers as well as a legal consultant to the New Engineering Contract. He is also a member of the International Nuclear Law Association.

Alex Smith, partner and head of construction at Shakespeare Martineau, said: “Bringing over 20 years’ experience with him, Ian’s specialist knowledge of the energy sector will perfectly complement the wider team’s expertise, helping to further broaden our client base.

“Our track record speaks for itself. We go beyond pure contract drafting to cover strategic advice and risk management, putting our clients’ individual commercial interests first. Having Ian on board will reinforce the bridge between the energy and construction teams, helping us and our clients’ achieve even bigger and better things going forward.”

Griffiths, said: “Shakespeare Martineau is a firm that ‘gets’ the energy industry. They have a reputation in the sector for providing quality regulatory, commercial, property and corporate support to energy clients and are ambitious to expand energy infrastructure capability. It is a great place to be as the country faces up to the challenge of net zero carbon by 2050.”