Jennifer Young
Chairman and partner

Jennifer Young

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.

Contact Details

Ledingham Chalmers LLP, Johnstone House, 52-54 Rose Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1HA

Direct Dial: 01224 408607


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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."

Chambers and Partners

Jennifer YoungAccredited Specialist Law SocietyLegal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2018
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