Cozens-Hardy introduce solicitor Emma Raspin
PUBLISHED: 11:21 05 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:21 05 February 2018
We are really pleased to welcome Emma Raspin to Cozens-Hardy. Emma brings with her a wealth of experience from the construction sector to our well-established commercial property team.
Originally a Norwich girl, Emma worked most recently at Clyde & Co in Dubai.
Trained at Eversheds in the East of England, Emma qualified into their construction and engineering team, specialising in contentious and non-contentious construction work, including the provision of support for projects and corporate transactions, before moving to the Middle East.
“I loved working in the Middle East,” says Emma. “The work was extremely varied and I came across really interesting cases, for example, advising on a dispute spanning three different jurisdictions and supporting a ground-breaking collaborative approach to procuring a teaching hospital.
“The industry is quite different; there are novel and ground-breaking projects going ahead, large and small, and a legal marketplace that is rapidly developing. This combination produces a host of really interesting legal work.”
During her seven years in the United Arab Emirates, Emma dealt with a variety of non-contentious construction project work. She is experienced with both bespoke and a range of standard form (FIDIC, PPC, NEC and JCT) contracts, associated professional team appointments and security documents.
As part of a practice that focused mainly on high value international arbitration, Emma also conducted arbitrations under a variety of different institutional rules, providing dispute avoidance and mitigation advice.
Back home in Norwich now, Emma brings depth and breadth to Cozens-Hardy’s busy growing commercial team, supporting partners Dan Evans, Caroline Linsdell and Simon Whipp. And Emma is finding that Norfolk’s waterways and listed buildings are a welcome new challenge after the super-tall towers and airport expansions of Dubai!
Cozens Hardy provides a full range of leasehold and freehold commercial property services. Highlights of the team’s recent work include the first registration of an iconic broad, the sale of £8.5m development land and the purchase of an operating airfield.