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Andrea is a Professional Support Lawyer at LexisNexis, specialising in environmental law. She has a background in contaminated land and environmental insurance, and a Masters degree in waste management. She qualified in 1997 at Browne Jacobson and later worked in the Environment and Planning team at SJ Berwin, before moving in house to work as Senior Solicitor at Certa (UK) Ltd. More recently Andrea has worked as a legal consultant, completing projects for blue chip companies. Andrea is an active member of the UK Environmental Law Association.
Katrina is a paralegal in the LexisPSL Energy and Environment teams. She recently graduated with a law degree from Durham University, where she was a student member of the Durham Energy Institute and the UK Environmental Law Association. As part of her course Katrina also completed a dissertation entitled ‘Shareholder Primacy over Planetary Security: how the Companies Act 2006 fails to bring about corporate action in the face of climate change’, which has since been published in the Durham Law Review.

Jon is Head of the Built Environment Group at Lexis®PSL.

Jon trained at Hogan Lovells and qualified into the firm's construction disputes team. Jon has experience of acting for various parties in relation to disputes arising out of construction and engineering projects in various jurisdictions. Jon has acted for clients in TCC litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation as well as providing advice on various aspects of construction and engineering projects.

Emma is a barrister at Keating Chambers, specialising in construction, engineering and energy disputes arising both internationally and domestically. Emma has substantial TCC advocacy experience and is regularly instructed as junior counsel on large-scale international arbitration disputes. Emma is also developing a busy public procurement practice and regularly acts for bidders and buyers.


Jonathan is a Partner at Simmons & Simmons. He specialises in defending professional indemnity claims against construction professionals (including architects, engineers, and surveyors) and major contractors. He also regularly advises on complex, high value coverage disputes for London market insurers.

Jonathan has experience of a wide variety of construction disputes involving iconic buildings, sports grounds, schools, hospitals, large residential schemes, commercial/retail and waste to energy facilities. 
 
His caseload routinely involves mediations and litigation (generally in the Technology and Construction Court), and he also has arbitration and adjudication experience.
 
Jonathan has undertaken a year-long client secondment at a major international Insurer, which provided him with invaluable first-hand experience of the insurance market.
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