Rebecca Shorter

Partner, London

Biography

‘Rebecca Shorter is very impressive; excellent, hugely organised and hard working.’
Legal 500 UK – Construction: Contentious, 2020

Overview

Rebecca Shorter is a partner in the London Construction and Engineering group. She specializes in the resolution of disputes arising out of complex construction, engineering and infrastructure projects, advising both contractors and owners. Rebecca is experienced in international arbitration, litigation and alternative methods of dispute resolution such as dispute boards, adjudication and mediation.

Rebecca is an elected member of council for the Society of Construction Law (UK) and holds the position of Secretary; she also sits on the committees for the London Programme of lectures and SCL Astra.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor, England and Wales
Education
LPC
Bloomsbury College of Law
LLB Law with French Law
University of Reading
Diploma in French Legal Studies
Université X de Paris Nanterre
Languages
English
French

Experience

Acting for a contractor in an appeal to the UK Supreme Court in connection with the design and construction of a hydro-electric project in the UK.

Acting for a Middle East government employer in ICC arbitration proceedings relating to the construction of a new international airport passenger terminal building

Representing a global cabling supplier and contractor in an ICC arbitration against an energy entity concerning a sub-sea electrical interconnector connecting two European countries.

Advising a Joint Venture Employer in relation to multiple disputes arising out of the construction of an acid production facility in the Middle East.

Acting for a contractor a Dispute Adjudication Board relating to the construction of a 1.35 million m2 residential and commercial development in the Middle East including major infrastructure works.

Acting for a Middle East government employer in ICC arbitration proceedings relating to the construction of infrastructure and facilities supporting a new international airport.

Acting for a specialist tunnelling subcontractor in a LCIA arbitration relating to the construction of a new city drainage system in the Middle East.

Acting for a southern African government employer in ICC arbitration proceedings relating to the construction of a new passenger terminal building in the country's international airport.

Acting for a specialist M&E subcontractor in Technology and Construction Court and Court of Appeal proceedings relating to the development and fit out of a court building.

Representing a specialist subcontractor in a complex delay and disruption dispute relating to high profile London residential development in Technology and Construction Court proceedings.

Publications

"Getting your digital documents in order: The challenges for dispute resolution", Construction News, 16 July 2019

"Trends in international arbitration", Construction Law, 2 August 2018

"Trends in construction disputes", Construction Law Review 2018-2019, July 2018

"Computers take over the Courtroom", Building, 11 July 2018

"Dispute boards – modern approaches to dispute resolution in international projects", Global Arbitration Review, 16 July 2013

"Insolvency: When Is It Official?", Building, 26 August 2011

"Case Clarifies Contract Liabilities", Construction News, 14 April 2011

"Pure Economic Loss Re-Examined", Property Law Journal 267, 2011

Amendments Assessed", Property Law Journal 245, 2010