Carrie Davies

Associate
Construction, Energy & Projects
Real Estate

Carrie is a Construction, Energy and Projects Associate in our Real Estate team.

Carrie helps her clients to deliver challenging and complex projects in various jurisdictions. She has advised public and private sector clients in the UK and internationally, supporting them to deliver their outcomes on time and to budget.

Prior to joining Capital, Carrie had an extensive career as a business and management consultant in Southern Africa. She brings a wealth of practical and commercial experience, supported by her MBA, to her engagement with clients.

In 2014, Carrie was awarded an MBE from the Queen for services to British consular and business interests in Mozambique.

Carrie is a really lovely person to work with. She was one of the few people who reached out to me personally through lockdown and just said aside from work, how are you? How’s it going for you? And showed a level of understanding about some of the challenges that I might be going through, with no agenda – some people do that and you know that they are just doing it because their trying to sell you the next piece of work, but I felt that she was genuinely understating of the challenges of COVID-19 and how that was impacting on myself and my business. She is also phenomenally bright and comes up with some great ideas. She worked in other fields before she became a lawyer, so she’s got a much more holistic and broader approach to things and comes up with some ideas that you wouldn’t necessarily expect to get a lawyer of her level of qualification.

Confidential Private client

  • As Client Service Manager for a major multi-year innovative call-off arrangement, responsible for engaging with senior members of the Government Legal Department to coordinate teams of lawyers providing support on multiple matters. This involved engaging with senior public servants, financial reporting, client liaison and problem solving.
  • As a member of the Commercial Advisory Group provided pro bono advice on the development of a methodology and toolkit to enable public sector site teams to develop strategic site energy plans to deliver sustainable carbon savings. MEP is a collaboration between BEIS, Cabinet Office and Energy Systems Catapult.
  • Advised a UK Government on the post-procurement contracting of a series of contracts, which involved negotiating under pressure in a charged political environment and engaging with senior business people and civil servants. Subsequently reinstructed to advise on contract amendments and extensions.
  • Advised a UK Government department on renegotiation of a multi-billion pound single-source contract, including supporting on the development of conflict avoidance and post-contract management tools.
  • Supported a cross-sector team of senior lawyers on settlement of a complex PFI-exit related dispute including support on negotiation of settlement terms and documentation of the agreed settlement and supporting documents. Responsible for ensuring that the settlement documentation was completed which took place early in lockdown, 2020.
  • Advised a member of the consortium on the A465 MIM Road PPP, a £450m road project procured under the Welsh Assembly government’s MIM structure, the first major PPP deal to complete remotely, under COVID restrictions.
  • Acted as part of a team advising on the A303 Stonehenge Tunnel, a £1.5 billion privately financed DBFM scheme for the construction of a new link road (including a 3km twin bore road tunnel) through the UNESCO World Heritage site at Stonehenge, and on arrangements for the contract to be let as a D&B contract following the cancellation of the PF2 programme.
  • Advised on the innovative project financing of a system to roll out LED lighting solutions for social housing providers.
  • Projects
  • Public Sector procurement
  • Commercial contracts
  • PFI

Career

  • Associate, Capital Law Limited (12 Jul 2021 – present)
  • Associate, Gowling WLG (2016 – 2021)
  • Senior Trade Policy Advisor, Usaid Speed Program (2013 – 2016)
  • Executive Director (Consulting role), ACIS (2000 – 2013)
  • Managing Director, Matriz Consultoria LDA (Jan 2007 – Dec 2016)
  • Honorary Consul, British High Commission, Mozambique (2006 – 2016)
  • Senior Consultant (Judicial & private Sector), Sal & Caldeira Advogados LDA (Feb 2004 – Dec 2006)
  • Managing Partner, Links Consulting LDA (May 2001 – Feb 2004)
  • PA to the Director, Concor Construction, Mozambique (Jul 2000 – Apr 2001)
  • Landmine Survey Coordinator (short-term contractor), HALO Trust, Mozambique (Jan 2000 – Jun 2000)
  • Head of Teacher Training, Universidade Católica de Moçambique, Mozambique (Oct 1998 – Dec 1999)
  • Educational Support & Teacher, Tomisato City Hall, Japan (Jul 1994 – Jul 1997)
  • Junior Researcher, House of Commons, UK (Jun 1993 – Jun 1994)

Education

  • University of Law: LPC (2017)
  • Open University: LLB (2011 – 2015)
  • Henley Management College: Executive MBA (2009)
  • University of London: BA (Hons) History (1991 – 1994)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • Board member – Elan Valley Trust

Languages

  • Fluent Portuguese
  • Basic French
  • Basic Japanese