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Construction and engineering litigation specialist joins Napthens in Kendal

A specialist in construction and engineering litigation has joined the Kendal office of regional law firm Napthens.

Katherine Sibley, of Ulverston, joins Napthens following a legal career with firms including DLA Piper where she qualified, spending time in the firm’s offices in Leeds and Sheffield and formerly with Lake District law firm Baines Wilson.

Most recently, Katherine worked in-house for Capita Business Services Ltd, with responsibility for disputes in the company’s strategic services division.

At Napthens, Katherine will work within the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution team, providing advice to Cumbrian and Lancashire business clients on pursuing and defending disputes through the courts, as well as via alternative dispute resolution methods including adjudication, arbitration and mediation. She will advise on construction and engineering disputes, general contractual disputes and professional negligence claims.

As a specialist in the construction and engineering sector, Katherine also advises clients on non-contentious construction issues, for example, procurement methods and contract terms for building contracts and associated contract documentation.

Jamie Allison, partner and Napthens’ head of Cumbria, said: “Napthens is continuing to grow its presence in Cumbria with a number of recent high-profile appointments.

“Katherine joins an expanding team and brings to the table a range of specialist expertise which will greatly benefit our clients in Cumbria and across the region.

“We continue to actively recruit in the area and have become particularly known for our strength in property, rural and litigation advice as well as key private client service areas.”

Katherine’s arrival follows the recent appointment of Daniel Coll, solicitor in the Commercial Property team in Kendal.

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