Construction & Engineering
Juliet has experience of construction disputes, including those arising from issues of design, delay and breach of regulations, and has experience of a variety of standard form contracts. She welcomes instructions on behalf of and against construction professionals.
She was recently instructed as sole counsel in a claim valued at £1.25 million against a leading structural and civil engineering consultancy and a construction firm. The claim concerning a London property which sustained significant structural damage during basement construction works.
Juliet is frequently instructed in actions against construction firms in relation to large scale works to residential properties, and in relation to inappropriate installation of cavity wall insulation.
Juliet accepts instructions made via the Chambers’ Fixed Fee Adjudication Scheme. Recent adjudication instructions include:
- Acting on behalf of a heating and ventilation consultant in two adjudications concerning the defective installation of heating apparatus at commercial premises.
- Acting on behalf of a well-known London museum in an adjudication concerning contested invoices and works.
- Acting on behalf of a building contractor seeking the full sum of an interim payment application, for want of issue of a certificate by the contract administrator.
As a pupil, Juliet assisted Crispin Winser in a claim concerning the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 relating to a long-running basement construction dispute, which was complicated by allegations of fraud and collusion with the third surveyor.
Juliet is one of the co-authors of Emden’s Construction Law and is a member of TECBAR. She has marshalled with Mr Justice Waksman at the TCC.
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- Queen Mother’s Scholarship, Middle Temple, 2015
- Prize winner, Marion Simmons QC Essay Competition, Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers, 2015
- Astbury Scholarship, Middle Temple, 2014
- Highest ranked novice debating pair (team and individual speaker scores) at the Inner Temple IV Moot, 2014
- Excellence in Leadership Award, London Medical Deanery, 2011
- Proxime accessit, Final Medical Examinations, University of Oxford, 2010
- Undergraduate Academic Scholarship, Hertford College, University of Oxford, 2005-07
- Juliet Stevens represents family at a three-day inquest: Regulation 28 Reports made and doctor referred to GMC
- Crown Office Chambers feature in three of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2019
- The cost of commercial surrogacy abroad is a recoverable head of loss: Whittington Hospital NHS Trust v XX  UKSC 14
- Appealing findings made by the TCC: guidance from the Court of Appeal
- BPTC, City University (2016)
- GDL (Distinction), City University (2015)
- Part 1 Membership Examination, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2011)
- Medicine BM BCh (Distinction), University of Oxford (2010)
- Medical Sciences MA (First Class), University of Oxford (2007)
“An up-and-coming junior in the product liability field.”
Rising Star, Legal 500, 2021