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Michael Wheater
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Michael is a senior and well respected Commercial and Insurance specialist with a particular focus on domestic and international construction and engineering disputes, professional negligence claims and property damage.

Michael is a Tecbar accredited adjudicator and accepts instructions in all kinds of construction and engineering disputes.

Professional associations

  • TECBAR
  • Society of Construction Law
  • Adjudication Society
  • Kings College Construction Law Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • COMBAR
  • BILA
  • Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates

Publications

Qualifications

  • 2001 LLB
  • 2002 LLM (Distinction)
  • 2003 Bar Vocational Course
  • 2011 Tecbar Adjudicator
  • 2011 MSc (Distinction)
  • 2011 Worshipful Company of Arbitrators Prize
  • 2011 Arbitration Club Philip Ranner Prize
  • 2011 MCIArb
  • 2015 ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator
  • 2015 SCMA Accredited Mediation Advocate

Notable cases

  • Broom v Paul Archer Design Ltd & Ors (2018) TCC – LTL AC5002384
  • Knight v Goulandris [2018] EWCA Civ 237
  • Kersfield Developments (Bridge Road) Ltd v Bray & Slaughter Ltd [2017] EWHC 15 (TCC); 170 Con. L.R. 40; [2017] CILL 3929
  • Khan v RDK International LLC & Ors [2015] EWHC 3448 (Ch)
  • CIP Properties (AIPT) Ltd v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd & Ors (No. 3 Amendments) [2015] EWHC 1345 (TCC): 160 Con L.R. 73
  • CIP Properties (AIPT) Ltd v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd & Ors (Costs Judgment No. 2) [2015] EWHC 481 (TCC); 158 Con LR 229; [2015] BLR 285; [2015] 2 Costs LR 363; [2015] CILL 3641
  • Rydon Maintenance Ltd v Affinity Sutton Housing Ltd [2015] EWHC 1306 (TCC)
  • CIP Properties (AIPT) Ltd v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd & Ors [2014] EWHC 3546 (TCC); [2015] 1 All ER (Comm) 765; (2014) 156 Con L.R. 202; [2014] 6 Costs LR 1026
  • R&S Security Services Ltd v Fire Defence Plc [2013] EWHC 4222 (Ch); [2013] BCLC 92; [2013] BLR 500, [2013] B.P.I.R. 1085
  • Beck Interiors Ltd v Classic Decorative Finishes Ltd [2012] EWHC 1956 (TCC)
  • Beck Interiors Ltd v UK Flooring Contractors Ltd [2012] EWHC 1808 (TCC); [2012] BLR 417; [2012] CILL 3209
  • Archlane Ltd v Johnson Controls Ltd & Anor [2012] EWHC B12 (TCC)
  • Generation (UK) Ltd v Advance Scaffolding Services Ltd [2012] EWHC 2646 (Ch)
  • Chalcraft & Anor v John Tompkins Associates [2011] EWHC 2079 QB (Merc)
  • Generation (UK) Ltd v S L Dower [2011] EWHC 3547 (Ch)
  • Trad Hire & Sales Ltd v Holbrook Investments Ltd & Anor [2010] EWHC 90 (Ch)
  • Agilo Ltd v William Henry & Anor [2010] EWHC 2717 (Ch); [2011] BPIR 297
  • Henry v Agilo Ltd [2010] EWHC 2045 (Ch)
  • Sarkis v Mirza [2006] BPIR 146, CA
  • AMCD Property Services Ltd v G (2004) All ER (D) 125, (Ch)

Directory recommendations

Michael has been recommended as a leading construction junior for many years in Chambers UK, Chambers Global and Legal 500.  He is also recommended for his professional negligence work by Legal 500.

  • “He’s incredibly bright, tactically excellent, very user-friendly and approachable. His written work is first class, as is his advocacy.” Chambers UK
  • “He was really responsive and really, really good in helping with the technical side of the case.” Chambers UK
  • “In addition to having a fantastic knowledge of the law, his commercial judgement is excellent and he is tactically brilliant.” Chambers UK
  • “Knowledgeable yet commercial and pragmatic. Quick to respond to queries with sound strategy advice.” Chambers UK
  • “Knows construction law, procedure and technicalities inside out – his drafting and written legal submissions are second to none.” Legal 500
  • “Incredibly bright, but very user friendly and down to earth.” Legal 500
  • An excellent advocate, who provides robust and commercially astute advice.” Legal 500
  • “First rate” Legal 500
  • “Grasps issues quickly and is able to present advice to clients in a very clear, concise way.” Chambers Global
  • “A current and rising star.” Legal 500
  • “Incredibly diligent, hard-working, very good on the law.” Chambers UK
  • “Technically excellent.” Legal 500
  • “A bona fide construction specialist.” Legal 500
  • Commercial, user friendly and helpful.” Chambers UK
  • A highly regarded junior who continues to be instructed on large and important cases.” Chambers Global
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