Howard Crossman


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Howard Crossman


Howard is a very experienced construction lawyer dealing with dispute avoidance, resolution and drafting work. He is our London & International Construction head.

Howard is recognised as a ranked lawyer in the prestigious directory Chambers and Partners, who rank us highly for our Construction advice: “[Howard Crossman] advises an impressive range of international clients on arbitration, litigation and non-contentious work. “I use Howard as I appreciate his ability to give practical, clear, positive advice on issues,” reports one client.”

Clients report they like the fact that Howard will help out during the lifecycle of a project, advising on contract administration and management.  He will often suggest producing a Strategy Report at an early stage, combining legal and contractual analysis with effective practical and commercial advice on the way forward.

Howard works with clients on dispute avoidance, mediation and negotiated settlements. He also has considerable experience of claims work, adjudication, litigation at all levels, domestic and international arbitration.

He is familiar with all main Standard Form Contracts and Project procurement routes. He will get stuck in working alongside clients negotiating and drafting construction contracts, consultants appointments, collateral warranties, bonds and other construction related documentation.

Howard has a particular interest in the highways maintenance and street lighting sector. He also advises on compliance issues and drafting codes of conduct and procedures for the Construction Industry to comply with the Bribery Act 2010.

Howard acts for contractors, subcontractors, employers and consultants in the private and public sector. He has worked on matters based in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe as well as the UK.

Howard has worked with the County Surveyors Society, Institute of Lighting and ASLEC. He has been legal reporter for Construction News and has written regularly for the Institute of Lighting Engineers Journal, Direct News and TAG.

In his spare time Howard is a high-end hi-fi fanatic! He also enjoys cooking and the cinema.

What others say:

‘‘Howard Crossman is remarkable in the ability to predict and simulate various scenarios and advise on appropriate course of action to deal with complex situations. He has the ability to integrate with a team and become a member who proactively engages away from any personal interests. He identifies gaps and possible areas of challenges. He has the ability to deliver, organise and guide in a very time-efficient manner.‘  (The Legal 500)

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