Katie Saunders

Partner and Head of Manchester Construction Practice, Trowers & Hamlins


Katie has over 20 years of experience advising on construction contracts in the real estate sector. She is particularly known for her work with housing providers in the UK in procuring regeneration, PFI and investment and asset management projects. Katie leads the national team advising housing providers and local authorities procuring long term contracts to maintain and improve their housing stock. She specialises in supporting her clients through the procurement process to select providers and drafting suitable framework agreements and delivery contracts. Katie is often called upon for her understanding of alliancing and partnering forms of contract. She is also engaged in the firm’s commitment to encouraging modern methods of construction in the housing sector. Katie is the Vice Chair of the Manchester Constructing Excellence Best Practice Club and regularly speaks at construction and housing conferences on procurement and construction best practice. She is a key member of the Housing Forum and part of the working group reporting on Stopping Building Failures as a response to the Dame Judith Hackitt review in 2018.

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