John Hughes-D'Aeth

Partner, Non-Contentious Construction

"A solid team with great knowledge not just from a purely legal standpoint but a commercial one as well." Chambers 2017
Ranked no. 1 across all real estate disciplines in Legal 500 and Chambers for over a decade.
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John specialises in Non-Contentious Construction matters, primarily procurement advice and the drafting and negotiation of construction documentation on behalf of developers, institutions and public bodies.

He has acted for both private consortia and the public sector in relation to a number of PFI projects in the accommodation, health, education and road sectors.

John is recognised in ChambersUK and Legal 500 as a leader in his field. His articles appear regularly in the legal and trade press and he is a regular conference speaker.

John is a member of the City of London Law Society’s Construction Law Practice Committee.

John has authored, and now maintains, the tendering and procurement section of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors isurv website’