Danielle is a Senior Associate in the Construction & Engineering Disputes and Risk team with extensive experience of advising on international and domestic construction and engineering disputes. Danielle is particularly adept at creating strong working relationships with legal and project teams to assist in managing risk and complex disputes to a successful resolution.

Danielle regularly advises on technical and high-value disputes in the Real Estate and Infrastructure and Energy and Utilities sectors. She has advised a wide range of clients including major contractors, investors and employers and has worked with clients and on projects within the UK and located across the globe such as in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

Danielle has recent experience of advising on power and utilities and renewable projects, particularly in relation to major distribution and solar projects in the Energy and Utilities Sector. She has also advised on offshore wind projects and on disputes regarding water and gas projects. In the Real Estate and Infrastructure sector, Danielle has worked on disputes regarding building and fire safety issues, including multiple cladding matters and on major road and transport disputes.

Danielle has recently presented at a joint CEPANI40 and Osborne Clarke conference on Emerging Trends In Arbitration: Decarbonisation And Diversity and co-developed the Osborne Clarke Covid-19 Project Toolkit to assist with the management of issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic in the construction industry.

Danielle is a member of the Society of Construction Law, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, Young International Arbitration Group of the LCIA, the Young Arbitrators Forum of the ICC, the University of Cambridge Alumni Arbitration Law Association and the Young International Construction Practitioners Forum (YConstruction).

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

I am excited to see the innovation that is taking place around decarbonisation and the global race to net zero. In the built environment, there is lots that can be done to ensure the infrastructure we are developing and the way it is powered, heated and operated is sustainable and green.

Work

DNO

Advising a distribution network operator on a number of disputes across a range of projects, including a final account dispute with a main contractor for the replacement of a switchgear in a sub-station and in adjudication proceedings regarding payment notices and compensation events.

Owner / Investor - Solar

Acting for a major solar owner/operator in a high value dispute with its FM provider across its portfolio of solar assets regarding health and safety issues arising from the quality of service and competence of staff which was successfully resolved.

Renewables - Solar

Acting for a major international solar owner in disputes with its offtaker under a PPA and with its FM provider across a portfolio of 5 projects.

Owner / Investor – Fire safety

Advising an investment fund on a fire safety review of its portfolio of residential assets.