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.

Experience

  • Advising NFUM on a dispute regarding various defects in office buildings including Nickel Sulphide, leaking pipes and defective cladding.
  • Advising London Legacy Development Corporation in relation to various claims on the Olympic Stadium.
  • Acting for a contractor in relation to the construction of the extension to the Nottingham Express tram system.
  • Advising various house builders including Persimmon, Bloor Homes, Keepmoat and Taylor Wimpey on various claims relating to alleged defects in housing estates either caused by designers or engineers' negligence or construction defects. The cases often involving technical construction issues and expert evidence.
  • 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

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  • 2021

  • 2020

  • 2019

    • Rankings & Awards
      September 2019
      Legal 500 2019 Leading Individuals - Construction
    • Rankings & Awards
       2019
      Chambers (UK) 2020 - Construction: Midlands - Band 1
  • 2018

    • Rankings & Awards
       2018
      Legal 500 - 2018 - Leading individual (Construction)
    • Rankings & Awards
       2018
      The Legal 500 United Kingdom Hall of Fame - 2018
    • Rankings & Awards
       2018
      Chambers UK 2019 (Construction: Midlands) - Band 1
  • 2016

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

    • Career
      June 1995
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner
  • 1986

    • Career
      October 1986
      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