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Shona McCusker

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Shona McCusker

Shona McCusker

Associate

Shona is an associate in our Projects & Construction team based in Dubai. She is experienced in acting for public and private sector clients in large scale construction and infrastructure disputes.

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Shona is an associate in our Projects & Construction team based in Dubai. She is experienced in acting for public and private sector clients in large scale construction and infrastructure disputes.

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Shona is a dual qualified solicitor (Scotland, England and Wales). Having specialised in construction and infrastructure disputes since 2016, she joined our Projects & Construction team in Dubai in September 2021.

Shona advises contractors, consultants and employers across the public and private sectors. She is experienced in negotiations, alternative dispute resolution (arbitration, adjudication, mediation and expert determination) and litigation. 

Shona advises clients in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, transport, real estate and hospitality sectors. She is aware of the market challenges facing her clients to ensure her advice is commercially focussed. 

Experience
  • Acting for a public sector client in an arbitration concerning a contractor’s historical incorrect application of a service payment formula in connection with a public water supply under a PPP contract. 
  • Acting for a tier one contractor in an international arbitration concerning delay and disruption experienced in the construction of pharmaceutical plant.  
  • Advising a tier one contractor on its extension of time and loss and expense claims arising out of a major retail and office development through issues encountered by the groundworks sub-contractor. 
  • Advising a healthcare sector Project Co on its rights and obligations under the Funder Agreement, Project Agreement and Facilities Management Agreement in respect of a Hospital PFI project. 
  • Acting in an adjudication for a football club and its development of a new stadium. This involved termination of the main contractor due to sustained health and safety breaches. 
  • Advising a hospitalility sector employer on a call under the performance bond to recover the cost of remediating defects cause by an insolvent contractor. 
  • Acting in litigation for a car retailer employer in relation to defective works carried out by the main contractor across two sites. This involved claiming for liquidated damages and defending contractor claims in respect of delay and expense and wrongful termination. 
  • Acting for a public sector employer in a series of adjudications in connection with a major road project and the main contractor’s claims for delay and expense. 
Sectors

Sectors

  • Energy & Natural Resources

  • Healthcare

  • Public Sector Healthcare

  • Transport

Services

Services

  • Construction Disputes

  • PPP/PFI

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