“The quality of her paperwork is excellent.” “She is commercial, precise, with attention to detail, very practical.”
Chambers UK 2016
“An unequivocal, decisive junior who quickly gets on top of the issues.”
Legal 500 2015
“Strong junior with a growing reputation in the market”
Chambers Global 2016
Alexandra Bodnar is a leading construction and commercial law specialist. Much of her work involves significant, high-value, complex infrastructure and energy projects. She is routinely instructed in her own right and led by highly-regarded silks.
Alex specialises in litigation, arbitration, adjudication (statutory and non-statutory) and mediation. She appears regularly in the Technology and Construction Court, the Commercial Court and in front of arbitral tribunals. She has experience of most of the major domestic and international standard form construction contracts, as well as coverage and avoidance insurance issues and jurisdictional issues in international dispute resolution.
Alex is consistently recommended by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. She is recommended in Chambers Global. She was also a winner of the Lawyer Monthly Magazine Women in Law Awards 2014 and 2016.
Alex represents contractors, employers, construction professionals, public bodies, insurers and developers in domestic and international construction and engineering matters. She is used to dealing with bespoke and standard form contracts (including JCT, NEC and FIDIC), in litigation and domestic and international arbitration. She is familiar with jurisdictional issues in international dispute resolution, as well as coverage and avoidance issues arising under CAR and other insurance policies. Alex has significant experience of working as part of a team on large, high-profile cases. She has been involved in a number of contractual and statutory adjudications and enforcement claims. Current and recent examples of her work in this field include:
Alex acts and advises in relation to a range of professional negligence matters, often in a construction and engineering context. She has particular experience of dealing with allegations of negligence against surveyors, designers, architects and contract administrators. Her experience extends to solicitors’ and financial advisers’ negligence cases. Current and recent examples of her work in this field include:
Much of Alex’s domestic and international commercial work involves the interpretation of contracts, including guarantees and indemnities and share agreements. She is used to dealing with jurisdictional issues and the practicalities of international claims. She has experience of international distribution agreements, claims relating to the supply of services and sale and transportation of goods, development and overage agreements and claims for fraud. Current and recent examples of Alex’s commercial work include:
Alexandra’s energy work involves significant, high-value, complex projects, including projects in the Middle East and South America. Her experience encompasses oil and gas plants (including LNG facilities), water desalination plants, nuclear projects, underground power cable projects and national utilities issues. Her recent experience includes:
Alexandra has experience of coverage and avoidance issues, including non-disclosure, misrepresentation, notification, limitation and fraud, as well as subrogated claims. She handles matters relating to a range of policies, including CAR, property damage, PI, public liability and D&O. Her recent experience includes:
Alexandra’s construction and energy work means that she is instructed regularly in matters involving infrastructure projects. Please see the ‘Construction’ and ‘Energy’ sections of her CV for further details. She has particular experience of PPP/PFI projects. Recent examples of her PPP/PFI work include:
Alex is recommended by Chambers UK and mentioned by Legal 500 for construction.
“She does not sit on the fence and quickly gets on top of the issues” Legal 500 2016
“The quality of her paperwork is excellent.” “She is commercial, precise, with attention to detail, very practical.” Chambers UK 2016
“An unequivocal, decisive junior who quickly gets on top of the issues.” Legal 500 2015
A talented junior who is instructed in domestic and international construction disputes, (Clients describe Alex as) “Bright and dedicated” Chambers Uk 2015.
A well-regarded junior in construction and engineering cases, who is routinely instructed in her own right or led by highly regarded silks. (Clients describe Alex as) “Bright and dedicated, she’s a first-rate talented junior”. “She has a very approachable manner and a confident style”. Chambers UK 2014
“Her client care skills and knowledge of the law are fantastic.” Legal 500
Alex “commits real time and effort to understanding client concerns and addressing those concerns in a pragmatic and sensible manner” and is “excellent, smart and gets to the nub of things really quickly” Chambers UK 2013
The Legal 500 says Alex “shows signs of becoming a real force in construction law”.
Winner – Lawyer Monthly Magazine – Women in Law Awards 2014.
Hackney Empire Ltd v Aviva Insurance Ltd (on interest)  EWHC 2212 (TCC)
Aviva Insurance Ltd v Hackney Empire Ltd (on appeal)  EWCA Civ 1716
Hackney Empire Ltd v Aviva Insurance Ltd (first instance)  EWHC 2378 (TCC)
Chesterton Global Ltd v Finney  (Lawtel ref: AC0124712)
CSG (Stratford) Ltd and others v ASB Contractors Ltd and others  EWHC 2868 (TCC)
Squibb Group Limited v Vertase FLI Limited  EWHC 1958 (TCC);  EWHC 3194 (TCC)
Vertase FLI Limited v Squibb Group Limited  EWHC 3194 (TCC)
Berry Piling Systems Ltd v Sheer Projects Ltd  EWHC 241 (TCC)
NAP Anglia Ltd v Sun-Land Development Ltd  EWHC 2846 (TCC)
Cundall Johnson & Partners LLP v Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust  EWHC 2178;  BLR 520