Sarah is a senior associate in the Construction and Engineering team at Gowling WLG practicing transactional law.
Sarah advises clients in relation to various construction matters and specialises in advice relating to digital construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Prior to entering the law, Sarah worked in industry as an electrical contractor and CAD engineer where she gained valuable experience of tendering for and managing new build and refurbishment works allowing her the ability to take a commercial and pragmatic view when assisting with negotiations and drafting.
Sarah has a special interest and knowledge of BIM, having had various articles published including 'BIM - Is it legal?' in Construction Law in October 2013. Sarah is a named contributor to the Chartered Institute Of Building's 'Complex Projects Contract' (now termed the 'Time and Cost Management Contract'), having assisted with the drafting of the clauses relating to BIM. Sarah wrote a chapter discussing the legal requirements of BIM for 'The Construction Manager's BIM Handbook' published in September 2016.
While primarily arising from a dispute over contract terms and the value of the works, the decision in TRANT ENGINEERING LTD V MOTT MACDONALD LTD  case is of particular interest as it is the first published case where BIM features substantively.