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Construction Law Summer School
Monday 9 - Friday 13 September 2024
Downing CollegeUniversity of Cambridge, UK

Jane Davies Evans
Barrister at 3 Verulam Buildings


Jane has substantial experience of construction arbitrations in Africa, acting as legal advisor, counsel or arbitrator in countries including Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Angola and Egypt etc. Within Tanzania, Jane has acted as counsel for TANROADS, the Ministry of Works, MCA-T and the Tanzanian Broadcasting Corporation. Across the rest of Africa, Jane typically represents international contractors and energy companies.

Jane has been described as ‘The most competent construction advocate’ with ‘unparalleled experience in dealing with quantum and delay claims’ who is ‘Devastatingly good for complex cases’, ‘Absolutely first rate’, ‘A superb lawyer’ and ‘The best possible junior for complex quantum and delay claims’ who ‘Has vast knowledge and experience in the international construction industry, including all its aspects – legal, technical and accounting. She is a master of the detail of construction cases.’ (Legal 500). Jane is recognised by Chambers & Partners as ‘A sophisticated advocate’ whose ‘eloquence and grasp of the technical and financial elements of complex cases is remarkable’ who is ‘Very good in cross-examination’, ‘Hard-working, energetic and resourceful’. Jane is also ranked as a Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal, who describe her as ‘Incredibly impressive and extensive knowledge of working in multiple jurisdictions’ with ‘First rate experience in some of the world’s largest and most complex construction disputes’.

Jane is co-chair for dispute resolution within the International Construction Projects committee at the International Bar Association, and vice-chair of the International Advisory and Dispute Resolution Unit at 3VB.

Agenda Sessions

  • Dispute Resolution - A Practical Guide

  • Chair's Opening Remarks

  • Introduction to Written and Oral Advocacy in International Commercial Arbitration

  • Workshop: Cross Examination: Do's and Don'ts

  • End of Summer School Quiz – a Quick Fire Recap of the Week in 10 Questions

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks and End of Summer School


At this event