Corbett & Co adds to expertise with hire of senior construction lawyer

Corbett & Co is delighted to announce the recent arrival of Jo Clarke, an international disputes counsel and advocate with experience in the construction, engineering and power generation sectors.

Jo has acted as counsel in disputes arising from projects in, and involving the law of, different jurisdictions across EMEA, Asia, and Australasia. She is experienced in conducting international arbitrations under various institutional rules and ad hoc arbitrations, as well as experience of adjudications (international including FIDIC dispute adjudication boards and under the HGCRA 1996), French expertise proceedings and English TCC litigation. Also, Jo has experience of coverage and defence work under professional indemnity insurance policies in the construction and engineering sectors.

Jo started her career working for the European Commission in Brussels before returning to the UK where she trained at Wragge & Co (now Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co). Since qualifying she has specialised in construction law and has worked at Norton Rose (now Norton Rose Fulbright), Reed Smith, and Salans Paris office (now part of Dentons). Jo recently returned to the UK after spending four years working in Paris at Hafez Avocats where she was Counsel in their International Arbitration team.

Corbett & Co Managing Director Edward Corbett says: “We are delighted to welcome Jo to the firm. Her international experience is a fantastic addition to our existing team of construction specialists.”

Jo comments: “Having worked for over 15 years in construction law I am excited to join a firm which focuses exclusively on this area and to have the opportunity to work alongside some of the industry’s most highly respected specialists.”

Jo is fluent in English and French, and also speaks basic Spanish.

Click here to view Jo’s full CV.

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