Chairman and partner
Jennifer Young was elected to be the Chairman of Ledingham Chalmers in January 2012, after 20 years working as a construction lawyer with the firm.
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Jennifer continues to be ranked as a leader in the field of construction law, having been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a construction law specialist for over 15 years.
As Chairman, Jennifer is responsible for leading and implementing strategy, internal and external communications, governance, client management and team management.
Jennifer also supervises and manages the firm’s delivery of construction law services across Scotland. Jennifer has particular expertise in construction dispute management and resolution, and regularly advises on high-value contractual and building defect claims. She also leads and presents training for clients, focusing on commercial awareness in supply-chain contracts and transfer of risk in commercial contracts.
Jennifer is a director on the board, and vice president, of Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce; is an elected member of the policy council of CBI Scotland; and a member of YPO. She is current convenor of the Law Society of Scotland's construction law accreditation panel.
What our clients and peers say
Jennifer Young is a well-known construction lawyer with a focus on contractual disputes, acting for both contractors and employers. She additionally advises on procurement issues. Clients say: "She's excellent - she provides very practical, tactical guidance on disputes."
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Latest blog posts by Jennifer
- Nigeria to the Netherlands, Finland to France and beyond — the Lawyers Associated Worldwide regional meeting.
- Innovation in construction — the good and the necessary
- For-sea-able urgency?
- Setting out a stall for success in Scottish construction
- Because I say so - the near death of the smash and grab adjudication
- Taking the high road — what next for the AWPR contract?
- Between a fault and a hard place — again
- A problem of perception versus reality? Why aren’t we all using BIM?
- Jet set debt - debt collection in the construction industry
- A time of year to take notice