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Alice Jones

Paralegal

EMAIL alice.jones@horizlaw.ae
CONTACT +971 4 354 4444

Alice is an extremely proficient paralegal in the arbitration department of Horizons & Co, she assists our head of arbitration and senior associates on high value construction and contractual disputes as well as working on litigation proceedings before the DIFC Courts.

Alice has well-rounded experience having previously held positions in a UK full service law firm and as part of an in-house legal department. In previous roles she was responsible for all the pre-action work on cases with multi-million pound values.

She has impeccable attention to detail and is highly regarded for her refined research and drafting skills. Alice is organised and tenacious, is relied upon for her efficiency on various complex domestic and international arbitrations.

Alice graduated from Leeds Beckett University, achieved a 1st class Joint Honours Degree in Law with Criminology (LLB/BA) and was awarded the Dean’s prize for the Best Overall Performance on her course.

Alice's recent experience includes assisting on: 

  • A multi-national construction joint venture in relation a US$multi-million dispute concerning a major infrastructure project in the Middle East under ICC arbitration rules. The case centres on the express agreement between parties that the sub-contractor would be entitled to payment by the employer once the works have been completed. We have initiated proceedings against the Employer for payment and are claiming for the outstanding amount due to our client.
  • A major Middle East-based EPC contractor in a AED454m ADCCAC arbitration in relating to delays and disruption by the employer, a GCC government entity. The claims brought by our client are of a technical nature and relate to extension of time for completion, prolongation costs, disruption and disputed variation valuation packages. We are also defending against a major counterclaim for liquidated damages.
  • A major UAE construction contractor in DIFC-LCIA arbitration proceedings brought against a major property developer, relating to a mixed-use development in the UAE. The dispute involved claims relating to extension of time for completion, time for completion, payment certifications and retention money in total amounting to AED63.5m.
  • A major property investment and development company in a AED800m DIAC arbitration against a semi-government owned master developer, relating to an infrastructure development in the UAE. The crux of the dispute between the parties lies in the Master Developer’s project wide failure to provide the minimum required infrastructure to enable the Sub-developer to commence construction; and the sub-developer ceasing to make further payments to the purchase price of the plot in response to it being prevented from proceeding with its development plans. The proceedings are ongoing.
  • A multi-national construction joint venture in an ICC arbitration to a multi-million dollar infrastructure project in the GCC. Under four separate subcontract agreements, the Claimant is attempting to recover payment, from our client, of retention money due to payment of variation works and outstanding payment for certified works.

 

Expertise
  • Arbitration
  • Real Estate
  • Construction 
  • Property Development 
  • Rental Claims

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