Esther McDermott, Partner, Dentons, London

Esther is a Partner at global law firm, Dentons. She has experience in both construction and real estate litigation. In particular, she undertakes all types of dispute resolution work for employers, main contractors, contractors and developers, including arbitration (international and domestic), litigation in the Technology and Construction Court and the Chancery Division of the High Court of England and Wales, mediation and adjudication.

Esther has recently advised in connection with payment disputes (final accounts and variations), construction disputes arising from private finance initiatives (PFI), professional negligence claims against consultants, defects and extension of time claims.
Legal 500 (2018) describes Esther as "determined, hard-working and always on top of the case", playing "a leading role in Dentons’ major disputes". Chambers 2018 identifies Esther "extremely hard-working." One source notes: "She is well liked by her clients, objective and realistic."