Shoosmiths appoints new Construction and Engineering Partner

A new dispute resolution partner has joined Shoosmiths’ national construction and engineering team in Manchester.

Jody Kite, Construction and Engineering Partner at Shoosmiths | BTR News
Jody Kite, Construction and Engineering Partner at Shoosmiths.

Law firm Shoosmiths has announced the appointment of Jody Kite as its new Construction and Engineering Partner – who will work from the company’s Manchester office.

Jody joins the firm from Dandara, where he spent eight years developing and leading the housebuilder and Build to Rent specialist’s construction law and dispute resolution function, while also advising on non-contentious matters and forward funding transactions.

Jody will work as part of the Shoosmiths national construction and engineering practice that is advising leading developers, financial institutions, employers and contractors.

“Shoosmiths has a formidable reputation in the real estate industry, with its construction and engineering practice spearheading some of the UK’s most ambitious developments – spanning urban regeneration, major infrastructure projects and investment deals. What attracted me to the firm was the team’s entrepreneurial spirit and ability to focus on what truly matters for clients. Having spent time working within a national developer and contractor at board level, I understand the needs of real estate and construction businesses and what they seek from their advisers. Shoosmiths gets it. This is why I’m thrilled to be part of the firm, contributing to its success.”

With a further ten years’ experience in private practice, Jody also specialises in advisory work, adjudication, arbitration, litigation and the mediation of construction, engineering, infrastructure, energy, and related professional negligence disputes.

He strengthens Shoosmiths’ contentious construction and engineering offering – by bringing a substantial pipeline of matters to the firm and collaborating with the national team to support existing clients.

“Jody brings 20 years of experience advising on a range of contentious construction matters across a broad range of sectors. His unique understanding of working within a national real estate developer and contractor will be invaluable to clients that consistently turn to Shoosmiths’ construction and engineering practice for legal expertise, but also incisive thinking, and a deep commercial understanding.”

Ian Hardman, Construction and Engineering Partner, Shoosmiths