Ashley Pigott Partner


Speaks:  English

Qualified: 1986 - Solicitor of England & Wales


Primary office:  Birmingham




Ashley Pigott

Ashley Pigott helps clients with their construction disputes. His straightforward and clear advice focuses on pragmatic, commercial ways of resolving disputes efficiently and economically.

Drawing on over 30 years' experience, Ashley is a TECSA approved adjudicator. As a result, he advises clients on how best to present their case to maximum effect from an adjudicator's perspective.

Ashley's numerous reported cases include some landmark decisions in construction law and practice. He knows when to compromise and when to stand firm. An excellent track record of reported cases and cases going to trial, demonstrates Ashley's skill in choosing which cases to take to court.

He's approachable, down to earth and combines highly specialist knowledge with wider experience of general property and insurance law to offer complete and well-rounded advice.

His long and varied experience sets him apart.

Highlights

One of my highlights is definitely winning the landmark case of Harmon v The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons, a leading case on breach of procurement law which won the firm the Legal Business Construction Team of the year award.

Clients

Shaylor Group, Castlepoint and various contractors, consultants and building owners.

Experience

Acting for an engineer defending claims of over £15m for professional negligence in relation to a sewage treatment works in Northern Ireland.

Acting for a developer, against an engineer for negligent advice over flooding risk advice to a housing development. The damages claimed in excess of £1m.

Advising a county council on the pursuit of claims in litigation of over £1m relating to a S278 Agreement.

Acting for Castlepoint on the rebuild settlement agreement for repairing a defective car park at Castlepoint Shopping Centre and related damages claims.

Advising the contractor in over 30 disputes through adjudications and court in relation to the M6 Toll Road.

Acting for Hyder in adjudication and enforcing its decision on a £3m fees claim against Carillion.

Acting for an SPV on disputes concerning the performance of a roads maintainence PFI contract.

Acting for a service provider in disputes concerning deductions made to payments under a hospital PFI contract.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2016

    • Rankings & Awards
      2016
      Leading individual, Legal 500 - Construction
    • Career
      2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, partner
  • 1995

    • Career
      June1995
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner
  • 1986

    • Career
      October1986
      Wragge & Co LLP
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1986
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 1984

    • Career
      1984
      Articled clerk: Macfarlanes
  • 1980

    • Education
      1980
      Oxford University, MA Jurisprudence