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Head of Construction & Engineering

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“It’s all about delivery for the client”

Tom is a Partner in our Construction & Engineering Group specialising in both contentious and non-contentious work. He advises on projects ranging from commercial, accommodation (including student, Build to Rent and hotels) and industrial developments to modular construction, procurement of bespoke plant and equipment as well as infrastructure and land remediation projects.

Tom also has extensive experience of all forms of dispute resolution proceedings including mediation, adjudication, arbitration and Court (with particular emphasis on claims running through the Technology and Construction Court).

His client base includes listed companies, local authorities, developers, contractors, lenders and specialist sub-contractors.

Direct and straight to the point

Getting a successful outcome for his client is the most rewarding part of the job for Tom, who approaches each matter by making sure he understands exactly what the client wants to achieve, then trying to get to that position as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Tom always seeks to get to the heart of an issue – a strength which helps him achieve the expectations of his clients, while his direct and ‘straight to the point’ approach has contributed to a reputation for providing excellent practical and commercial advice.

When it comes to life at Walker Morris, Tom says, “we train our lawyers to be commercial, and to not let our egos get in the way of achieving what the client wants” and this is very much his own approach as well.

Tom is endorsed by ‘The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom’ directory for construction law. He is also in the Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” for Construction lawyers in the Yorkshire region, and ranked in Band One in Chambers & Partners.

“Our clients rightly expect a first-class service every time they instruct us. It is the job of my team to achieve those expectations on every occasion.”


“He is pragmatic, knowledgeable, and he actions requirements quickly and to a high standard.” “He is very down to earth, straightforward and commercially realistic.”

Chambers & Partners

Tom Peel handles both contentious and non-contentious construction matters, and is known by market sources to be  “very proactive, diligent and extremely competent in his field of practice.”

Legal 500

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