Michael specialises in construction where he is involved in a range of contentious and non-contentious work.
He advises clients on different forms of construction and engineering contracts, professional appointments and warranties. He also advises on the resolution of disputes including mediation, adjudication, litigation and arbitration and has experience of defending and bringing professional indemnity claims against construction professionals.
Michael recently completed a six month secondment working in house with Mace Limited on both domestic and international construction projects and tenders. Before joining the firm, Michael gained over four years’ experience in the construction industry working as a quantity surveyor in London on a range of projects, including the Millennium Dome.
Acting for Crown Commercial Services to draft a Call Off Contract based on the NEC 3 Term Service Contract as part of the Government's £2.2bn facilities management procurement.
Acting for an engineering contractor to advise on a £30m NEC Sub-Contract for a £100m Biomass transfer station at a port in the north of England.
Acting for a London borough in an adjudication against a contractor for payment pursuant to a pain/gain share under an NEC2 (Option C) form of contract.
Acting for a main contractor to advise and draft the Building Agreement, consultant's appointments and sub-contract step downs under PFI 2 Priority School Building Programme for the procurement of 12 schools for £110m.
"Michael’s commercial background in the construction industry distinguishes him from other private practice lawyers. He will take a proactive and pragmatic approach to dispute resolution and will try to secure the best commercial outcome as quickly as possible. I always feel assured when I instruct Michael that I am in safe hands and can leave him to get on with the job as if he were a member of our own legal team."
"The great service we've had to date. Quick responses from Declan, Tim, Michael Sadler and the team which make our lives easier as they understand the nature of our business."
Browne Jacobson has appointed Amy Chapman, the former Group Legal Director of global built environment experts Mace Group, as its first Non-Executive Director (NED) of its Construction & Real Estate sector strategy board.