EXPERTISE

Mike specialises in non-contentious construction and engineering matters, with a focus on projects in the infrastructure, energy, utilities, transport and manufacturing / process engineering sectors.  He has substantial experience of drafting framework, works and services contracts for procurements under the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 – particularly using the NEC standard forms.  He joined Addleshaw Goddard in 2013, from a technical engineering background.

Mike's recent experience includes:

  • acting as part of the core AG team advising United Utilities on their flagship Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme (value c. £1bn), to be procured under Ofwat's direct procurement for customers process;  
  • supporting on United Utilities' £1.5bn AMP6 and AMP7 capital works frameworks;
  • advising on / drafting works and services frameworks for Manchester Airport Group's c. £700m capital projects programme, and supporting a number of aspects of the c. £1bn Manchester Airport transformation programme;
  • undertaking two virtual secondments (totalling c. 24 months) with SGN during which he acted as the day to day AG lead for the works, services and supply aspects of the £250m Gas to the West project in Northern Ireland;
  • acting for a number of infrastructure owners / operators in the rail sector, including on a capital works framework for a c. £100m upgrade of HV power equipment on a major UK railway network; and
  • supporting a major global chemicals manufacturer on the EPCM procurement of manufacturing and process treatment plant at a facility in Italy.
Year Qualified
  • 2016
Education
  • Oxford University, St Hugh's College – MEng Engineering Science (2006)
  • Northumbria Law School – Graduate Diploma in Law with Commendation (2010)
  • Northumbria Law School – Legal Practice Course with Distinction (2011)