Fieldfisher hires partner
Jahanara Hussain has joined the law firm’s construction team from her previous role as projects, infrastructure, and construction lawyer at TLT.
In her new position as construction partner at Fieldfisher, Hussain will work primarily with developer clients on residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects.
Hussain brings more than 25 years of experience to the role, with previous roles including construction and engineering lawyer at Pannone and Walker Morris.
Her work includes advising on procurement strategies and the most appropriate form of contact for individual projects, as well as advising on risk profiles under contracts.
Based in Fieldfisher’s Manchester office, Hussain joins the company’s 22-strong UK construction practice, which is spread across its Manchester and London offices.
The firm employs a total of 1,700 employees across 26 offices globally.
Dan Preston, head of construction at Fieldfisher, said: “Bringing Jahanara on board will significantly strengthen our construction capabilities in the north of England.
“We have been looking to grow our Manchester offering and Jahanara is a great strategic hire”, he continued.
“The experience she brings in management contracting and construction management procurement is particularly welcome in light of recent trends and her track record of working on significant development and infrastructure projects adds significantly to our reputation as one of the UK’s leading construction law practices.”
Hussain added: “Joining Fieldfisher provides an excellent opportunity for me to further build my practice with the backing of a top construction team within a highly respected European law firm.
“I am eager to promote our construction expertise in Manchester and grow the firm’s already impressive client portfolio.”