Top law firm bolsters Chester team with key appointments

Kate Chalkey

Kate Chalkey, Senior Associate specialising in construction and engineering law for Aaron & Partners

Construction and engineering law specialist Kate Chalkey has strengthened the services offered by Chester legal firm Aaron & Partners.

Further boost for Chester-based practice as Marc Sorrentino is appointed as a Solicitor within the Planning, Environmental, Energy and Regulation team.

Leading legal practice Aaron & Partners has strengthened its team by recruiting two new solicitors to join its Chester office.

Kate Chalkey joins the firm’s highly respected Planning, Environmental, Energy and Regulation (PEER) team as a Senior Associate specialising in construction and engineering law.

Kate is highly experienced in managing the resolution of construction disputes concerning non-payment, performance, delay and disruption, breach of contract and termination. This experience renders her well-equipped to draft and negotiate contract documents which minimise potential risk and liability for her clients.

“I’m thrilled to join Aaron & Partners and bring a new dimension to a team that is already very well regarded.” said Kate.

“The PEER team are recognised nationally for their expertise and knowledge, and they have a reputation for delivering stellar advice to clients across the UK. I’m pleased to bring a different area of knowledge to the team, with my construction background, which will expand the offering and enable us to help even more clients across the country.”

In addition to the construction and engineering industry, Kate also acts for developers, main contractors and sub-contractors within the energy, transport, waste and utilities sectors.

After studying Law at the University of Sheffield,  Kate obtained a distinction in her Master’s degree in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution from Leeds Beckett University and was awarded the Keating Chambers’ Prize for achieving the highest grade on the course.

Kate is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the leading professional body for dispute avoidance and dispute management.

Aaron & Partners’ PEER team also welcomed the appointment of Solicitor, Marc Sorrentino. After gaining a degree from Cardiff University Marc went on to complete his legal studies at the University of Law in Chester.

He joined Aaron & Partners in January 2016 where he completed his training contract with seats across various teams within the firm.

David Harries, Partner and Head of the PEER team, said: “We’re delighted to welcome both Kate and Marc to the team. Kate brings a wealth of specialist construction knowledge which strengthens the services and support we can offer.

“Marc is another great addition to the team, and despite being newly qualified he already has a vast amount of knowledge across a number of matters.

“Both of their in-depth skillsets and experience will further enable us to offer bespoke, practical and pragmatic solutions for our clients.”

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