Margot is a qualified solicitor, bringing a wealth of experience working in the built environment over two decades. Before joining Arup, Margot held positions as Buro Happold's Global Director of Risk, Commercial & Legal, UK General Counsel for Arcadis and UK Legal Counsel and Company Secretary for Hyder Consulting.
Margot’s areas of deep expertise include construction and engineering law, dispute resolution, risk management, contract negotiation, strategic advice and addressing the changes needed for Construction 4.0.
Margot is the current Chair of the Legal and Commercial Group at The Association for Consulting and Engineering (ACE), which addresses legal and risk issues of concern to the entire industry and has had the pleasure of contributing to the recently launched Construction Playbook as well as the Future of Consultancy Programme. Margot has also provided advice via the Construction Leadership Council on key contractual issues and matters related to professional indemnity insurance.