Corbett & Co grows with hire of specialist non-contentious consultant

Corbett & Co is pleased to announce the arrival of Richard Adams as a consultant specialising in non-contentious work predominantly in the process engineering field, including nuclear.

Richard has over 30 years’ experience as a non-contentious lawyer during which time he has dealt with projects ranging from power generation, gas cleaning, incineration, water treatment, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, metals, to nuclear decommissioning and new build. His experience has been drawn mainly from advising the contractor or specialist supplier party, both in the UK and worldwide, against a wide range of types and forms of contract, including the various FIDIC, IChemE, IMechE and NEC forms of contract, invariably amended. In addition, Richard’s expertise also extends to dealing with the collateral agreements and securities typically expected of contractors and key suppliers both within and outside PFI financed projects.

Richard was originally called to the Bar and spent a year as an articled clerk to a City (of London) Notary Public followed by eight years in commercial/legal positions in shipping and with BP plc. He then started his career in the process engineering sector by joining MW Kellogg Limited, a US owned company, as a legal advisor followed by a further similar role with Davy McKee (London) Limited, before joining Lurgi (UK) Limited initially as its Commercial Manager and going on to become its Head of Legal and with responsibility also for Procurement. As part of this role Richard provided worldwide advice to other subsidiaries on contracts under English Law. Since 2002 Richard has worked on his own within Adams Legal Limited, within the same process engineering industry, and with a much broader range of clients and projects.

Corbett & Co Managing Director Edward Corbett says: “I am delighted that someone of Richard’s experience and expertise has joined us to provide clients with specialist non-contentious advice.”

Richard comments: “I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with a firm of Corbett & Co’s calibre and to advise their impressive roster of clients.”

Richard speaks English and German.

 Click here to view Richard’s full CV.

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