Brad Fearn advises on construction and engineering law providing clients with transactional advice on real estate development and infrastructure projects. He advises on contractual and noncontentious issues on construction, engineering, and infrastructure schemes in the United Kingdom and abroad. Brad has advised and negotiated PFI and PPP agreements and related documents in the health care, rail, education, energy from waste, and defense sectors. He has acted for a wide range of clients including private and public sector employers, main contractors, joint ventures, and funders. Brad advises on methods of procurement and on bespoke and standard form construction contracts, development agreements, framework agreements, collateral warranties, performance bonds, guarantees, and consultant appointments. He also has advised purchasers and vendors on due diligence in corporate and real estate transactions.
Brad represents clients such as British Land, Greystar, London Metric, and Oxenwood. He recently advised developers and funders in a number of large-scale, mixed-use residential/commercial developments in the United Kingdom that involved construction documents and security and interactions with agreements for lease and funding agreements. He also has advised developers on projects in the hotel and data center sectors.
Brad is a member of the Society of Construction Law (SCL). He has lectured at the SCL, at King's College London, and at the master's project management and construction cost management programs at the University of Reading. He also has contributed articles to the industry press.
Publications Prior to Jones Day
Lessons from the Green Gulf, Civil Engineering Surveyor, February 2011, Article assessing approaches to sustainable development in the Gulf.
Hurt at Work, Estates Review, December 14, 2010, Article examining the effects the recent spending review could have on the commercial property industry and what potential opportunities can be seized upon to make the most of a bad situation.
Green Clauses — the new ties that bind, Construction Manager, September 14, 2010, As energy targets become linked to clients' cold, hard cash, there’s a risk that new areas of loss and litigation could open up.
Rising Contractual Obligations, Estates Review, June 15, 2010, Article outlining the details of new developments from the Joint Contracts Tribunal that place sustainability and environmental concerns at the heart of new business for the construction industry.
Behind the green façade — UK development and sustainability, Estates Review, April 16, 2009, Article investigating how much the U..K development industry really focuses on sustainability.
- Murdoch University (LL.B. Hons. 1997, second class [division A]); Curtin University (Bachelor of Business in Economics & Financial Management 1990)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales; legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales; barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia
- Named one of the top 50 rising stars in sustainability by Building magazine (March 16, 2012)