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Exchange Chambers

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC

201 DEANSGATE, MANCHESTER, M3 3NW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0845 300 7747
Fax:
Fax 0161 833 2789
DX:
14207 LIVERPOOL
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk
Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester

Mark Smith

Tel:
Work 0161 833 2722
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk/
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC)

Work Department

Construction

Position

Mark is an experienced construction law practitioner. He has a wide and varied background having worked in both private practice and for contracting organisations as a chartered quantity surveyor prior to being called to the Bar.

Mark acts for all parties at all points of the contractual chain on both contentious and non-contentious matters within the UK and Europe, often up to several hundred million euros in value.  Mark provides pragmatic and commercially focused legal advice which draws on his first-hand experience of the construction and engineering industries. He is skilled in the drafting, analysis and negotiation of contract documentation and in the avoidance, management and resolution of disputes. He has extensive experience of both arbitration (domestic and international) and adjudication proceedings and has lectured widely on construction law matters in the UK and across Europe.

Mark has substantial experience of the forms of contract in common use within the industry such as JCT, NEC3 and FIDIC and has particular experience advising in relation to major European rail and metro schemes.

Mark is accredited as an adjudicator by the RICS, the CIArb, the Construction Industry Council and TECBAR and as an arbitrator by the CIArb and TECBAR. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Career

Called 1995

Member

  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of the Technology and Construction Bar Association
  • Member of the Society of Construction Law

Education

  • BSc (Hons) (Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics) University of Salford (First class; 1986)
  • LLB Manchester Metropolitan University (Distinction; 1993)


Regional Bar : Northern Circuit

Construction, planning and environment

Within: Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors

Mark Smith - Exchange ChambersVery personable and practical.

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