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Construction Law

This is a specialist field of law in which few lawyers outside the large cities have any real experience. Working with a domestic building dispute is a far cry from the cut and thrust of commercial construction law and the construction sector.

Our knowledge of construction law derives from Principal, Matthew Dillon, having worked for FTSE 250 Contractors as an in-house lawyer for a decade before setting up MJD Solicitors.  In 2009, following the great recession, Matthew commenced his  self employment career and in July 2010 set up MJD Solicitors.  Matthew commenced trading without a single client but was convinced that there was a gap in the market for  his vast experience and specialist knowledge and now boasts a client base that would be the envy of many city firms.

Contracts and Claims in the Construction Industry

Matthew is familiar with the majority of standard form contracts and the disputes and claims that bedevil the construction sector. All construction litigation and contract drafting are undertaken solely by Matthew who is experienced in both contentious and non contentious aspects of Construction Law.

Construction Act Update

Matthew has produced a series of slides explaining the updates to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act of 1996 – also known as the Construction Act.

Operational PFI Contracts

Read Matthew’s presentation on the problems and pitfalls of Operating PFI Contracts here

Read articles on PFI operational risks published by Matthew in FM World and Public Finance Magazine

Dispute Resolution in Construction Contracts

We are also specialists in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Adjudication and have worked on a wide variety of cases ranging from £15,000 to £4million. As an in-house lawyer Matthew invariably acted for  large Main Contractors ensuring that they enjoyed commercial advantages over the supply chain. The majority of our work now is for subcontractors, small main contractors and developers, typically with turnovers ranging from £2m to £25m.

We provide cost effective  pragmatic solutions to the construction sector, never losing sight of the commercial realities and the fact that cashflow is the lifeblood of the industry.

Call 01277 280760 today for effective help and advice.