Anna-Liisa is an ADR-Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator specialised in construction dispute resolution. She is a Partner and Team Manager of Construction at Clarke Willmott LLP.
As a construction solicitor, Anna-Liisa has achieved settlement on 100+ building disputes. These include breaches of contract, final account, delay, extensions of time, loss and expense, defects, and insolvency claims. She also has experience in resolving professional negligence claims with architects, employer’s agents, surveyors and engineers.
She understands the pressures disputes bring for employers/developers (national housebuilders, supermarket retailers, health sector and education providers, sports organisations, housing associations, local authorities, charities and individuals), contractors and specialist sub-contractors.
Disputes affect parties’ ability to focus on delivering key objectives, often eating into the bottom line, while consuming staff and management time. Court, adjudication and arbitration proceedings involve the risk of an unknown outcome following battle.
Mediation is a much more positive and controlled process with high success rates for settling disputes.
What can you expect from Anna-Liisa as your Mediator? She promotes practical solutions, is focused, proactive and comes with a detailed knowledge of construction law. Above all, she is committed to getting a deal done - emphasising the risks of alternative options and avoiding the pain of these.
She understands the involved parties’ needs, providing workshops, in-house training and seminars on dispute resolution, risk management, contracts (JCT, NEC, bespoke) and has been published in the construction press.
Anna-Liisa was on the committee of Constructing Excellence Bristol Club for 5+ years, having been Chair of South West Women in Construction. She is a member of Women in Social Housing, also attending Society of Construction Law and Adjudication Society Events.