Clare Mendelle

Professional Support Lawyer
020 7405 4600
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Clare joined Sharpe Pritchard as a Professional Support Lawyer in January 2021.

With a background in general commercial and construction litigation, Clare has considerable experience in all forms of dispute resolution including adjudication, arbitration, mediation, expert determination and litigation.

Since 2015 Clare has specialised in construction and engineering disputes, primarily relating to PFI/PPP contracts in the health and education sectors. Her clients have included NHS Trusts, local authorities, SPVs and contractors. She has acted on a wide variety of projects and disputes, ranging from the relatively straightforward to multi-party, multi-million pound claims. Her science background makes her particularly adept at evaluating technically complex expert evidence.

She has also advised employers, main contractors and subcontractors on standard form and bespoke construction contracts in the housing and waste sectors.

Clare provides a dedicated knowledge management role for the construction team at Sharpe Pritchard.


Society of Construction Law


  • Innovation and Risk in the Construction Playbook for EM LawShare
  • Case summary Mott MacDonald Limited v Trant Engineering Limited [2021] EWHC 754 (TCC)
  • Case summary Ex Novo Limited v MPS Housing Limited [2020] EWHC 3804 (TCC)
  • Case summary Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Limited v Van Elle Limited [2021] EWHC 794 (TCC)
  • Case summary Motacus Constructions Ltd v Paolo Castelli Spa [2021] EWHC 356 (TCC)
  • Case summary ABC Electrification Limited v Network Rail Infrastructure Limited [2020] EWCA Civ 1645
  • New NEC4 Facilities Management Contract Suite Launched
  • Discontinuation of LIBOR – A Brief Summary For Authorities
  • Case summary RGB Plastering Limited. v Tawe Drylining And Plastering Limited [2020] EWHC 3028 (TCC)
  • Case summary Barhale Limited v SP Transmission Plc [2021] CSOH 2
  • Case summary Global Switch Estates 1 Ltd v Sudlows Ltd [2020] EWHC 3314