Michael is highly experienced in the drafting and negotiation of building and engineering contracts and associated documentation for a wide variety of projects including: construction of public buildings, offices and industrial premises; hotels; retail developments; residential developments including student accommodation; road and infrastructure works; and plant and renewable energy projects including off-shore works.
He also provides advice in relation to contentious construction matters representing clients in adjudication and providing a specialist resource for the firm's Litigation team.
As well as acting for clients within the construction sector (contractors, sub-contractors and professionals), he also acts for their employers and parties having an interest in projects (both private and public sector organisations) covering a wide range of industry sectors including commercial real estate (investors and developers); retail and leisure (occupiers/operators); banking (development and acquisition finance providers); housing (for private sale or social rent); and energy (renewables and natural resources).
Clients for whom Michael has acted include: Scottish Government; Scottish Prison Service; Scottish Court Service; Forestry Commission Scotland; Glasgow 2014 Limited; Highlands & Islands Enterprise; Global Infrastructure; Natural Power Consultants Limited; Glasgow Housing Association Limited; River Clyde Homes; Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership; HSBC ; Clydesdale Bank plc; Allied Irish Bank; and Co-Operative Bank plc.
Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession lists Michael as a "Leader in the Field" in Construction Law, where he has been recognised as having "the essential abilities of being able to articulate to a client the processes involved in the matter in hand, and to give the client confidence and reassurance." One source was impressed by his ability to "juggle all the issues" on a complex matter.
Qualifications: LLB (Hons) Dip LP; LLM (Construction Law)
Joined the firm: 1997