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Sharpe Pritchard promotes projects and procurement specialist to partner

Public law firm Sharpe Pritchard has appointed a projects and procurement specialist as a partner in the public law firm’s latest round of appointments.

Rachel Murray-Smith, who joined the firm in 2014, has a particular interest in and focus on construction.

She has built up extensive non-contentious construction experience and works across a range of construction contracts, Sharpe Pritchard.

Murray-Smith also plays an active role in Sharpe Pritchard’s dedicated adjudication unit – Sharpe Pritchard Adjudication – and has advised on issues such as interim application disputes, final payment disputes, defects liability and overpayment claims.

The firm has also promoted solicitors Amy Nice, Niki Constantinou, Laura Campbell and Allan Owen to Associate. All four trained at the firm.

RachelMurray-Smith_13584-620-www.burtonphoto.co_.uk_.jpgMurray-Smith (pictured) said: “It is wonderful to be taking up my new role as a Partner. I am looking forward to developing further my projects and procurement work for the benefit of our clients.”

Justin Mendelle, Senior Partner at Sharpe Pritchard, said: “We are delighted to have appointed Rachel as a Partner, an appointment she richly deserves.

“I know that our clients already value her advice and assistance and I am sure she will continue to go from strength-to-strength as a Partner.”

Mendelle added: “I am also pleased that we have been able to promote Amy, Niki, Laura and Allan and it is a testament to their ability and dedication that they have all worked their ways through the ranks, having trained with us.

“The fact that we have been able to make these five appointments internally underscores the strength in depth of our firm.”