Michael Sergeant

Michael is a specialist construction lawyer with over 20 years experience. He advises on contracts and procurement but his principal focus of work involves helping clients during the course of a project when problems arise or claims need to be brought.


He has advised in relation to a wide range of UK and international projects, including civil engineering, road building, petro-chemical, renewable energy, off-shore, office development and land remediation. In relation to such projects, he has acted for the full range of participants involved in the construction industry, including developers, energy companies, government organisations, contractors and consultants.


Michael has experience of acting in relation to a wide variety of claims, including delay, disruption, variations, defects and termination disputes; and in relation to the full range of forums for dispute resolution including mediation, adjudication, DABs, arbitration and litigation. He has acted for clients in relation to very complex and high value claims, including disputes in excess of US$1 billion.


He worked previously in the highly ranked specialist construction practice at Winward Fearon/ Maxwell Winward, at which he was a partner from 2001. The construction team from that firm moved to Holman Fenwick Willan in April 2013.


Michael is the author of Construction Contract Variations, the only specialist book on the legal issues relating to changes to the scope of work on construction projects. He is also a regular conference speaker and has published articles in a variety of legal and construction industry journals.


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