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Charles Aitchison

Charles Aitchison Senior Associate, Litigation

Charlie is an associate in our International Disputes Group, with experience of a broad range of professional negligence claims involving engineers, architects, contractors, surveyors, insurers and other commercial organisations. He has experience in acting for both defendants and claimants in litigation, arbitration and mediation arising out of disputes in the UK and internationally.

Charlie also previously spent four years providing in-house legal and commercial advice to a leading consulting engineering company, both in the UK and Australia, with a particular emphasis on highways and commercial construction projects.

He also has experience in non-contentious construction matters having advised clients on a broad range of standard and bespoke construction agreements. The following is a list of representative matters in which Charlie has assisted.

Experience Highlights

  • Acted for an international design engineering consultancy in respect of allegations of defective design of five multi-level car parks at retail sites, with a total quantum of £24 million
  • Represented a structural design engineer and its professional indemnity insurer in respect of defects to multiple wind turbine generator foundations across five wind farm sites, with a total quantum of €50million
  • Represented a leading property and infrastructure practice in defence, and subsequent strike out of a £7 million Technology and Construction Court claim arising out of alleged defects to a proprietary modular car park system
  • Acted for an international engineering consultant in an ICC arbitration regarding the design and construction of a hotel and conference complex in Abu Dhabi
  • Represented an international consulting engineering practice and its professional indemnity insurer in defence of a Technology and Construction Court claim, to successful strike-out of proceedings
  • Represented a structural design engineer in respect of complex multi-party litigation in the Technology and Construction Court concerning alleged defects to the foundations of a number of a number of commercial property units
  • Acted for an international structural design engineering consultant based in Denmark in respect of a Technology and Construction Court claim regarding defects to an offshore wind farm development


Contact Details

London

T +44.20.7065.6019
caitchison@velaw.com
20 Fenchurch Street
24th Floor
London EC3M 3BY
United Kingdom
Local time: 2:39 PM
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Charles' Practices

  • BPP (Leeds), LPC, 2007
  • University of Reading, LLB, 2006
  • Member: Law Society of England and Wales

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