Tom Pemberton


Tom has many years’ experience of advising clients involved in the procurement, management, design and delivery of high profile building and infrastructure projects in the UK and internationally.  He specialises in drafting and negotiating development agreements, construction contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties, guarantees, bonds, direct agreements and other ancillary documentation. Tom works closely with clients to identify their objectives and the risks associated with the project, and takes a pragmatic approach to drafting and negotiating contract terms to support the achievement of a successful outcome.  

He has advised in relation to a wide range of construction and engineering projects, including in the transport, energy, power, waste, process engineering, leisure, residential, retail and office accommodation sectors.  As well as being responsible for the drafting of bespoke project documentation, he has supported industry bodies including the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association and the Association for Consultancy and Engineering in the drafting of their standard form contracts.     

Tom writes regular articles for the construction law press and speaks at seminars for clients and construction specialists and professionals.

Career highlights

  • Advising on the construction contract documentation and issues arising in relation to the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, the Thameslink and Crossrail upgrades, the Shard, and the refurbishment of the Great Western Royal Hotel (now the Hilton Hotel) at Paddington.
  • Advising African state entities in relation to their housing and roads upgrade programmes.

Out of the office

In his free time, Tom follows the fortunes of Charlton Athletic and enjoys cycling, running, playing tennis at his local club in Reigate, and spending time with his young family.