Team

Meet our

Our Team at Archor

Meet our brilliant team of construction specialists Partners, Solicitors and Support Staff.

Andrew Rush Headshot
Andrew used to be an engineer. After requalifying as a lawyer he spent time at a leading City firm before establishing an industry-leading construction team at large regional firm and becoming a member of the Legal 500 ‘Hall of Fame’ in the process. His background allows him to get to the root of the issue and provide pragmatic commercial advice alongside specialist construction legal advice.

andrew.rush@archor.co.uk
07506 586623
01206 687335

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Andrew Rush

Senior Partner

Ruth, our Managing Partner, is “a standout lawyer in construction” who “manages to strike the right balance between attack and commercial sense” (Legal 500). She specialises in disputes, particularly high value litigation and adjudication, and is highly-valued by clients for her tenacious, no nonsense approach, which doesn’t lose sight of commercial sense.

ruth.kavanagh@archor.co.uk
07919 313338

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Ruth Kavanagh

Managing Partner

Carolyn has well over a decade’s experience, and is known for her ability to handle whatever’s thrown at her when others wouldn’t be able to keep the plates spinning. Her “practical, pragmatic approach” has been praised by clients (Legal 500).

carolyn.porter@archor.co.uk
07432 568982

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Carolyn Porter

Partner

Hanna is a jack of all trades, and master of them too. Most of her work involves disputes, but she is equally adept working on contract documents, giving ad hoc advice, and providing training. She is queen of the escrow agreement, is involved with all sorts of industry bodies and committees, and, most importantly, is our Social Secretary (an honour she prizes above all others).

hanna.mcnab@archor.co.uk
07561 168087
01206 687344

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Hanna McNab

Partner

Oli is a disputes specialist. His bread and butter is adjudication work like most construction practitioners, but also has experience of bringing and defending court and arbitration proceedings involving everything from the low thousands of pounds to nine-figure claims. He has “great depth of knowledge” (Legal 500) – or at least is able to convince others that he does.

oli.worth@archor.co.uk
07305 245620

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Oli Worth

Partner

Rory is a development specialist who is “regularly sought out by clients from the real estate sector” (Chambers). He primarily acts for developers, funders, and institutional investors ensuring that projects are set-up properly with the necessary protections, and is “not afraid to take difficult decisions and have difficult conversations” (Legal 500) – an invaluable and often overlooked quality in a lawyer.

rory.abel@archor.co.uk
07825 441409

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Rory Abel

Partner

Sarah Lester Headshot
Sarah is a Legal Director with extensive experience as a construction lawyer, and previously with experience of working on site and a degree in Construction Management. Sarah joined Archor from a large main contractor where she was Head of Legal, working with all manner of construction related documentation.

sarah.lester@archor.co.uk
01206 687339

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Sarah Lester

Legal Director

Adam specialises in construction disputes. Much of his work revolves around adjudications and their enforcement but he also has experience with all other forms of dispute resolution (including court litigation, arbitration and mediation) and providing ad hoc advice as needed too.

adam.brown@archor.co.uk
01206 231379


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Adam Brown

Legal Director

Hayley Morgan
Hayley is a solicitor working in both non-contentious construction work and disputes, with particular experience in the public sector.

hayley.morgan@archor.co.uk
01206 231379

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Hayley Morgan

Senior Associate

Lucy is a solicitor who works on both contentious and non-contentious construction matters. Lucy works with all fee earners and has previous experience in Dispute Resolution and Commercial Property.

lucy.day@acrhor.co.uk
01206 687364

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Lucy Day

Associate

Liam is a solicitor who helps construction clients to avoid and resolve disputes on their projects. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor he spent fifteen years working in commercial roles in the construction industry.

liam.hendry@acrhor.co.uk
01206 687365

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Liam Hendry

Associate

Shahbaz is a solicitor focused on non-contentious construction work with experience in acting for developers, contractors, and consultants. He built his knowledge in the private sector and in local government, where he completed his training.

shahbaz.mohammed@archor.co.uk
01206 687366

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Shahbaz Mohammed

Associate

Megan is a Trainee Solicitor. She supports partners and other fee earners with a variety of work, with experience of dealing with disputes and non-contentious matters

megan.green@archor.co.uk
01206 687342

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Megan Green

Trainee Solicitor

Amelia is a Trainee Solicitor who works on contentious and non-contentious matters. She joined Archor in September 2023 and commenced her training contract in April 2024.

amelia.formoy@archor.co.uk
01206 231379

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Amelia Formoy

Trainee Solicitor

Molly is a recent university graduate who has joined us as a paralegal. She is always on hand to help the partners with a variety of matters, not forgetting making a great cup of tea. Recently she has been particularly involved with non-contentious matters.

molly.lockerbie@archor.co.uk
01206 231379

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Molly Lockerbie

Trainee Solicitor

Sophie Bennett headshot
Sophie is an associate and has considerable prior experience as a paralegal with an emphasis working on construction and development documentation. She has experience with all major forms of construction contract and – should you need it – is fluent in Japanese.

sophie.bennett@archor.co.uk
01206 687370

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Sophie Bennett

Associate

Jessica is a trainee solicitor. She works with other fee earners on both contentious and non-contentious matters, and is also developing a case load of her own.

jessica.garrod@acrhor.co.uk
01206 687338

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Jessica Garrod

Trainee Solicitor

Roz has over ten years’ administration and support experience working within the construction and utilities sector. She plays a crucial role at Archor, providing overall support to the partners and ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the office.

roz.codling@archor.co.uk
01206 687341

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Roz Codling

Office Manager

Emma has many years’ administration and support experience, and plays a crucial role at Archor supporting the smooth running of the firm.

emma.cussans@archor.co.uk
01206 687343

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Emma Cussans

Assistant Practice Manager

Dan is a consultant with decades of experience of construction law. He has a loyal band of clients who rely on his no nonsense approach to resolving disputes.

dan.leno@archor.co.uk
01206 687336

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Dan Leno

Consultant

Andrew Rush Headshot
Andrew used to be an engineer. After requalifying as a lawyer he spent time at a leading City firm before establishing an industry-leading construction team at large regional firm and becoming a member of the Legal 500 ‘Hall of Fame’ in the process. His background allows him to get to the root of the issue and provide pragmatic commercial advice alongside specialist construction legal advice.

andrew.rush@archor.co.uk
07506 586623

Read More
Andrew Rush

Senior Partner

Ruth, our Managing Partner, is “a standout lawyer in construction” who “manages to strike the right balance between attack and commercial sense” (Legal 500). She specialises in disputes, particularly high value litigation and adjudication, and is highly-valued by clients for her tenacious, no nonsense approach, which doesn’t lose sight of commercial sense.

ruth.kavanagh@archor.co.uk
07919 313338

Read More
Ruth Kavanagh

Managing Partner

Carolyn has well over a decade’s experience, and is known for her ability to handle whatever’s thrown at her when others wouldn’t be able to keep the plates spinning. Her “practical, pragmatic approach” has been praised by clients (Legal 500).

carolyn.porter@archor.co.uk
07432 568982

Read More
Carolyn Porter

Partner

Hanna is a jack of all trades, and master of them too. Most of her work involves disputes, but she is equally adept working on contract documents, giving ad hoc advice, and providing training. She is queen of the escrow agreement, is involved with all sorts of industry bodies and committees, and, most importantly, is our Social Secretary (an honour she prizes above all others).

hanna.mcnab@archor.co.uk
07561 168087

Read More
Hanna McNab

Partner

Oli is a disputes specialist. His bread and butter is adjudication work like most construction practitioners, but also has experience of bringing and defending court and arbitration proceedings involving everything from the low thousands of pounds to nine-figure claims. He has “great depth of knowledge” (Legal 500) – or at least is able to convince others that he does.

oli.worth@archor.co.uk
07305 245620

Read More
Oli Worth

Partner

Adam specialises in construction disputes. Much of his work revolves around adjudications and their enforcement but he also has experience with all other forms of dispute resolution (including court litigation, arbitration and mediation) and providing ad hoc advice as needed too.

adam.brown@archor.co.uk
01206 231379


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Adam Brown

Legal Director

Hayley Morgan
Hayley is a solicitor working in both non-contentious construction work and disputes, with particular experience in the public sector.

hayley.morgan@archor.co.uk
01206 231379

Read More
Hayley Morgan

Senior Associate

Lucy is a solicitor who works on both contentious and non-contentious construction matters. Lucy works with all fee earners and has previous experience in Dispute Resolution and Commercial Property.

lucy.day@acrhor.co.uk
01206 687364

Read More
Lucy Day

Associate

Liam is a solicitor who helps construction clients to avoid and resolve disputes on their projects. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor he spent fifteen years working in commercial roles in the construction industry.

liam.hendry@acrhor.co.uk
01206 687365

Read More
Liam Hendry

Associate

Shahbaz is a solicitor focused on non-contentious construction work with experience in acting for developers, contractors, and consultants. He built his knowledge in the private sector and in local government, where he completed his training.

shahbaz.mohammed@archor.co.uk
01206 687366

Read More
Shahbaz Mohammed

Associate

Megan is a Trainee Solicitor. She supports partners and other fee earners with a variety of work, with experience of dealing with disputes and non-contentious matters


megan.green@archor.co.uk
01206 231379

Read More
Megan Green

Trainee Solicitor

Amelia is a Trainee Solicitor who works on contentious and non-contentious matters. She joined Archor in September 2023 and commenced her training contract in April 2024.

amelia.formoy@archor.co.uk
01206 231379

Read More
Amelia Formoy

Trainee Solicitor

Molly is a recent university graduate who has joined us as a paralegal. She is always on hand to help the partners with a variety of matters, not forgetting making a great cup of tea. Recently she has been particularly involved with non-contentious matters.

molly.lockerbie@archor.co.uk
01206 231379

Read More
Molly Lockerbie

Trainee Solicitor

Jessica is a trainee solicitor. She works with other fee earners on both contentious and non-contentious matters, and is also developing a case load of her own.

jessica.garrod@acrhor.co.uk
01206 687338

Read More
Jessica Garrod

Trainee Solicitor

Dan is a consultant with decades of experience of construction law. He has a loyal band of clients who rely on his no nonsense approach to resolving disputes.

dan.leno@archor.co.uk
01206 687336

Read More
Dan Leno

Consultant

Andrew Rush Headshot
Andrew used to be an engineer. After requalifying as a lawyer he spent time at a leading City firm before establishing an industry-leading construction team at large regional firm and becoming a member of the Legal 500 ‘Hall of Fame’ in the process. His background allows him to get to the root of the issue and provide pragmatic commercial advice alongside specialist construction legal advice.

andrew.rush@archor.co.uk
07506 586623

Read More
Andrew Rush

Senior Partner

Rory is a development specialist who is “regularly sought out by clients from the real estate sector” (Chambers). He primarily acts for developers, funders, and institutional investors ensuring that projects are set-up properly with the necessary protections, and is “not afraid to take difficult decisions and have difficult conversations” (Legal 500) – an invaluable and often overlooked quality in a lawyer.

rory.abel@archor.co.uk
07825 441409

Read More
Rory Abel

Partner

Sarah Lester Headshot
Sarah is a Legal Director with extensive experience as a construction lawyer, and previously with experience of working on site and a degree in Construction Management. Sarah joined Archor from a large main contractor where she was Head of Legal, working with all manner of construction related documentation.

sarah.lester@archor.co.uk
01206 68733

Read More
Sarah Lester

Legal Director

Hayley Morgan
Hayley is a solicitor working in both non-contentious construction work and disputes, with particular experience in the public sector.

hayley.morgan@archor.co.uk
01206 231379

Read More
Hayley Morgan

Senior Associate

Lucy is a solicitor who works on both contentious and non-contentious construction matters. Lucy works with all fee earners and has previous experience in Dispute Resolution and Commercial Property.

lucy.day@acrhor.co.uk
01206 687364

Read More
Lucy Day

Associate

Liam is a solicitor who helps construction clients to avoid and resolve disputes on their projects. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor he spent fifteen years working in commercial roles in the construction industry.

liam.hendry@acrhor.co.uk
01206 687365

Read More
Liam Hendry

Associate

Shahbaz is a solicitor focused on non-contentious construction work with experience in acting for developers, contractors, and consultants. He built his knowledge in the private sector and in local government, where he completed his training.

shahbaz.mohammed@archor.co.uk
01206 687366

Read More
Shahbaz Mohammed

Associate

Megan is a Trainee Solicitor. She supports partners and other fee earners with a variety of work, with experience of dealing with disputes and non-contentious matters


megan.green@archor.co.uk
01206 231379

Read More
Megan Green

Trainee Solicitor

Amelia is a Trainee Solicitor who works on contentious and non-contentious matters. She joined Archor in September 2023 and commenced her training contract in April 2024.

amelia.formoy@archor.co.uk
01206 231379

Read More
Amelia Formoy

Trainee Solicitor

Molly is a recent university graduate who has joined us as a paralegal. She is always on hand to help the partners with a variety of matters, not forgetting making a great cup of tea. Recently she has been particularly involved with non-contentious matters.

molly.lockerbie@archor.co.uk
01206 231379

Read More
Molly Lockerbie

Trainee Solicitor

Sophie Bennett headshot
Sophie is an associate and has considerable prior experience as a paralegal with an emphasis working on construction and development documentation. She has experience with all major forms of construction contract and – should you need it – is fluent in Japanese.

sophie.bennett@archor.co.uk
01206 687370

Read More
Sophie Bennett

Associate

Jessica is a trainee solicitor. She works with other fee earners on both contentious and non-contentious matters, and is also developing a case load of her own.

jessica.garrod@acrhor.co.uk
01206 687338

Read More
Jessica Garrod

Trainee Solicitor

Roz has over ten years’ administration and support experience working within the construction and utilities sector - experience which is very much needed to deal with everything that gets thrown at her (which she does with aplomb) to keep us moving.

roz.codling@archor.co.uk
01206 231379

Read More
Roz Codling

Office Manager

Emma has many years’ administration and support experience, and plays a crucial role at Archor supporting the smooth running of the firm.

emma.cussans@archor.co.uk
01206 687343

Read More
Emma Cussans

Assistant Practice Manager