DJ Freeman loses construction partner

DJ Freeman has lost a leading construction litigation partner.

Highly rated Anthony Edwards left the firm but it is not known where he has gone.

Edwards was one of three construction litigation partners at the firm, along with Tim O’Hara and head of the group David Johnson.

Colin Joseph, DJ Freeman’s senior partner, says: “He was talking with other people but I don’t know if he has finalised anything.” His comments are echoed by Johnson and O’Hara.

O’Hara suggests that he may have retired, but Edwards is only 51.

Edwards was a partner at DJ Freeman for 14 years. His clients included employers, developers, investors, public authorities, contractors, consultants and insurers.

He recently advised on dispute resolution of town centre development claims and alternative dispute resolution for projects on the London South Bank.

Edwards led the DJ Freeman team which defended Eagle Star in a highly publicised allegation of conspiracy against it by a major name in the building industry.

He advocated the use of the latest technology for law firms and said its applications contributed to DJ Freeman’s success in John Mowlem v Eagle Star (1995).