Partner Shoosmiths LLP (London Office) - Construction Law
Ian Reid (Partner) Ian is a highly experienced British construction lawyer, who has worked around the world and advised on projects ranging from major urban redevelopment schemes in London’s docklands, city centre office buildings, one of the world’s largest liquified natural gas projects in Queensland Australia, oil rigs in the North Sea, rail infrastructure projects, mining projects in Australia’s outback, super prime residential and hotel schemes and the development of luxury resorts in the South Pacific. Before becoming a lawyer, Ian trained as an architect in the UK and worked for architectural practices in Canada. Since becoming a lawyer Ian has worked for several of London’s leading law firms and also a leading Australian practice.
Ian practices both non-contentious (front end) and contentious (back end) construction law. He typically provides developer clients will a “full life cycle” or “cradle to grave” service, advising on procurement routes at the inception of a project, drafting and negotiating all forms of construction and related contracts, providing legal handholding and legal project management advice throughout the build period and then acting in construction disputes (whether they be in adjudication, arbitration, expert determination or court proceedings) in the event things do not go as planned.
Ian was Lawyer Monthly’s UK Construction and Engineering Lawyer of the Year 2019, Acquisition INTL’s Most Outstanding Construction Lawyer 2019, ACQ5’s Construction Lawyer of the Year 2019, Corporate INTL’s Construction Lawyer of the Year in the United Kingdom 2021. He is also featured in the Global Law Experts 2021 handbook.