Matthew is an Associate specialising in construction and engineering law and disputes.
Matthew regularly advises on disputes involving:
- Waste to Energy projects
- School, hospital and defence public sector projects
- Banking and construction finance
- Social Housing
- Commercial developments.
The breadth of Matthew's experience includes complex and high-value construction disputes involving litigation, adjudication, expert determination and mediation.
Matthew has been involved in a number of reported cases in the Technology and Construction Court, including MW High Tech Projects UK Limited v Haase Environmental Consulting GmbH  EWHC 152, GPS Marine Contractors Limited v Ringway Infrastructure Services Limited  EWHC 283, Benfield Construction Limited v Trudson (Hatton) Limited  EWHC 2333 and Birmingham City Council v Paddison Construction Limited  EWHC 2254.
Examples of experience include advising:
- Acting for the EPC contractor in multiple adjudications with its groundworks sub-contractor regarding payment and wrongful termination on a £9m groundworks package at a new anaerobic digestion and gasification/waste processing facility in Surrey.
- Advising in relation to a number of disputes arising under a major project for the construction of a waste-to-energy plant in West Sussex including the reported case of MW High Tech Projects UK Limited v Haase Environmental Consulting GmbH  EWHC 152 (TCC).
- Acting for the ALMO to Westminster City Council on a range of contentious matters, including a £3m claim against a main contractor regarding defective windows installed as part of a modernisation / refurbishment contract.
- Acting for a major bank in adjudication proceedings against a negligent monitoring surveyor
- Advising a main contractor on various issues in relation to a major residential development, including the wrongful administration of the contract by the Employer’s Agent and the incorrect deduction of sectional liquidated damages.