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Michael O'Connor

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Michael is a specialist construction and engineering lawyer, providing advice across the full range of construction issues, from contract procurement strategies through to dispute avoidance/resolution.

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About

Michael is a specialist construction and engineering lawyer with over 15 years’ experience. He advises clients across the full range of construction issues, from contract procurement strategies to dispute avoidance and resolution.  

His dispute experience covers mediation, expert determination, adjudication, arbitration and litigation. Michael is recognised as a ‘Leading Individual’ for contentious construction by the Legal 500.

He advises national and international clients on a range of projects including sports stadiums, commercial and residential developments, hotels, logistics and transport hubs, and petrochemical plants.

Michael also leads the Firm’s team on Building and Fire Safety, a dedicated group of lawyers from across the Firm’s practice areas advising clients on the new regulatory regime imposed on residential developments within England, and the enhanced liabilities in undertaking such developments.

Michael is admitted to practice in England and Wales.

Experience

  • Advising Dover Harbour Board on the construction aspects of its £250 million Dover Western Docks Revival scheme
  • Advising on a series of adjudications concerning a cargo handling facility at an international airport
  • Advising an international engineering contractor on disputes arising out of the engineering, procurement and construction of two petrochemical plants in North Africa
  • Advising a residential developer on delays and cost overruns on a project in central London.

Our thinking

  • Property Patter: Building and Fire Safety Miniseries - part 2

    Richard Flenley

    Podcasts

  • Property Patter: Building and Fire Safety Miniseries - part 1

    Michael O'Connor

    Podcasts

  • Construction News quotes Michael O'Connor on issues relating to the building control registration deadline

    Michael O'Connor

    In The Press

  • First Major Case on Remediation Contribution Orders: Meaning of 'Just and Equitable'?

    Michael O'Connor

    Insights

  • Property Patter: the latest on the Building Safety Act

    Richard Flenley

    Podcasts

  • Property Week quote Michael O’Connor and Carolyn Davies on what extended retrospective liability for defects under the Building Safety Act means for developers

    Michael O'Connor

    In The Press

  • The Ayes have it - Collateral Warranties can be a ‘Construction Contract’

    Patricia Nathan-Amissah

    Insights

  • Government consults on definition of higher risk buildings

    Michael O'Connor

    Quick Reads

  • Explain the rules for disclosure of documents

    Michael O'Connor

    Insights

  • Drafting terms and conditions or negotiating a contract? Be wary of "unusual" and "exorbitant" exclusion clauses

    Michael O'Connor

    Insights

  • Collateral Warranties – Are they also a ‘Construction Contract’?

    Michael O'Connor

    Insights

  • Construct.Law - Summer 2021

    Anna Sowerby

    Insights

  • Disputes under more than one contract

    Michael O'Connor

    Insights

  • Infra.law - Spring 2021

    Michael O'Connor

    Insights

  • New Chief Inspector Of Buildings Announced

    Michael O'Connor

    Quick Reads

  • Construct.law - Winter 2020

    Michael O'Connor

    Insights

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