Melanie Blake joined Sharpe Pritchard as a solicitor in the Construction team in October 2020.
She specialises primarily in construction and engineering dispute resolution and is experienced in advising on standard form construction contracts, including the JCT and NEC, PFI contracts and bespoke construction contracts. He also has experience in advising on and negotiating non-contentious construction matters.
Melanie acts for a range of clients, including employers, main contractors and subcontractors in the health, local government and infrastructure sectors.
Melanie graduated with a Batchelor of Laws degree from the University of Nottingham, before going on to gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. She trained in-house at a major construction firm before moving into private practice.
Away from the office, Melanie enjoys music and plays both piano and classical guitar. She also enjoys keeping fit and is a keen runner and walker. Melanie also plays korfball and has played for several clubs, including Supernova Korfball Club in London.
- Acting for clients in formal dispute resolution proceedings, including adjudication and the pre-action stages of dispute resolution.
- Advising on matters in dispute, including issues such as defects, contamination, extensions of time and payment obligations arising under a contract.