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Madeleine Young

Of Counsel

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
1 West Regent Street
G2 1AP
United Kingdom
Languages English

Madeleine is Of Counsel in the ICE Disputes team, having specialised in construction and engineering disputes since 2008.  She has acted extensively for employers (public and private sector), contractors, investment funds, consultants and insurance clients on a broad range of construction and engineering matters based on both bespoke and standard form contracts and in all forums of dispute resolution.  In addition, she has acted on behalf of local authorities, SPVs and main contractors in PFI contract disputes and hospital PPP projects. 

As well as achieving the grade of Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), Madeleine is accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Construction Law.  She has also shadowed Mr Justice Ramsey and Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart at the Technology and Construction Court in London.

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  • 2017 – Accredited Specialist in Construction Law, Law Society of Scotland
  • 2017 – MCIArb, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • 2006 – Diploma in Legal Practice, Glasgow Graduate School of Law, Glasgow
  • 2005 – LLB, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
  • 2002 – M.Phil, University of Glasgow, Glasgow
  • 2001 – MA (Hons), University of Glasgow, Glasgow
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