Groups / Legal & Commercial


The forum examines legal, commercial, liability, risk and insurance issues that our members face. They also help ACE to shape our support to members in these areas.

Unlike other ACE forums and groups, membership is also mixed with other organisations that have an interest in the topics of discussion including specialist legal firms. This ensures their invaluable insight and expertise can inform discussions from the outset and helps the group to pre-empt and proactively address legal and risk issues of concern to the entire industry.

Alongside this activity the forum monitors issues around professional indemnity insurance, legal and contractual developments and produces in-depth expert guidance for our members to deal with these issues.

Much of this output can be found in the Resource Hub on our website.

The forum meets quarterly. Members include representatives of the following ACE member companies and affiliates: AECOM, Beale & Co, BWB Consulting, BuroHappold, GHD Livigunn, Hurst Peirce & Malcolm LLP, Max Fordham, MW Barber Associates, MLM Consulting, Mott MacDonald, Ramboll UK and Royal HaskoningDHV.

The chair is Margot Day of BuroHappold.

Karis Thain

Karis Thain

Head of Membership, Groups and Scotland

Karis leads ACE and EIC's membership offering, our groups and works closely with our Scottish members.

phone0737 659 8547
Chetna Gorasia

Chetna Gorasia

Events and Groups Executive

Chetna supports the membership and events work at ACE and EIC.

phone020 7222 0255