How Can Jeffrey Help You?
Jeffrey works in our Construction & engineering team, based in London. He has over 30 years' experience of dealing with issues in the construction and engineering sectors. Most of his practice relates to the avoidance and resolution of disputes. These may be conducted by way of litigation, arbitration, adjudication or mediation. In addition to professing a detailed knowledge of the standard forms of construction and engineering contracts, and the common problems within the construction and engineering sectors, he is often called upon to advise on the interpretation of liability insurance policy wordings.
Having acted for insurers for many years, mainly when defending claims against construction professionals, his practice now involves acting exclusively against the insurance market. This arises when he is instructed by the policyholder, usually following a recommendation by the broker, in the resolution of policy coverage disputes. Jeffrey is also a member of our Energy law team. He is active for end users, and contractors alike, in this area.
He is a regular contributor to 'Building Magazine', and is also invited to speak at seminars and conferences.
Meeting Your Needs
Jeffrey understands the typical problems encountered within the construction and engineering sectors and enjoys interacting with clients to see how they may be resolved. He is able to draw on his extensive experience in identifying the key issues, which on occasions have not yet been fully appreciated by the parties themselves. He always sees himself as working with clients as part of their team and never for them. Jeffrey fully understands the costly implications to clients of any dispute resolution process. Thus, he always welcomes early involvement, aimed at avoidance as well as resolution of any disputes.
What Others Say
He is recommended in the 2015 Chambers & Partners directory, which states:
'Jeffrey Brown… [leads] the VWV construction department. He advises insurers, contractors and others domestically and internationally on disputes and transactions. One source reports: 'He's approachable, easy to talk to and gets issues really quickly'.'
Legal 500 has referred to him as having 'an excellent reputation in the construction market' and as being 'one of the best'.
What You Might Like to Know
Jeffrey is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner.
Jeffrey is based in our London office, but spends his weekends at his home in Wales. He is a passionate supporter of Welsh rugby, and a keen cyclist and swimmer.