Martino Giaquinto > Mills & Reeve LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP
B3 2AB

Work Department

Engineering and construction.


Martino has a wealth of experience in litigation, arbitration, adjudication, mediation, early neutral evaluation and expert determination of sizeable complex disputes covering issues such as contract formation and contract interpretation, delay, disruption and prolongation claims, loss and expense and compensation claims, defects claims, certification and payment issues, repudiation and determination, warranty, bonds and guarantees claims. He has acted for clients in some of the defining construction projects of the last decade (including Portcullis House and the Millennium Dome) and the current decade (including the M6 Toll Road and Wembley National Stadium). Martino’s dual qualification means that his practice covers the full range of advisory and drafting work before and after the commencement of proceedings and advocacy in the courts and tribunals concerning claims by or against employers, contractors, sub-contractors and related professionals (architects, engineers, surveyors and project managers). Martino has both domestic and international dispute resolution experience and has acted for clients in hundreds of adjudications (including the seminal Macob v Morrison Construction case) since the introduction of the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.


Trained Keating Chambers; called to the Bar 1996; admitted to the Roll 1999; admitted as a solicitor-advocate (Civil) 2000; barrister Keating Chambers 1996-97; barrister Wragge & Co LLP 1997-2001; associate Wragge & Co LLP 2001-05; associate Mills & Reeve LLP 2005-08; partner Mills & Reeve LLP 2008 to present. He has had numerous construction law articles published and regularly provides seminars and lectures to the wider construction industry. He holds a first class honours degree, is a double scholar of Lincoln’s Inn and was best advocate of his year.


Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Technology and Construction Solicitors Association; Society of Construction Law; Society of Higher Court Advocates; Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn; the Technology and Construction Court Users’ Committee.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Real estate > Construction

(Leading individuals)

Martino GiaquintoMills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP is routinely sought out by various blue-chip corporates, universities, and public sector bodies for representation in high-value commercial developments and contractual disputes. Stuart Pemble heads up the transactional construction practice, working with healthcare operators and internationally-renowned apparel brands on major projects. Martino Giaquinto, who spearheads the construction and energy disputes offering, is highly experienced in litigation and arbitration proceedings, as well as pre-dispute advisory services. A number of the firm’s further education and healthcare sector clients turn to principal associate Caroline Foster for her ‘exemplary’ capabilities in construction and engineering projects. Senior associate Patrick Wisheu is recommended for energy sector disputes. All named lawyers are based in Birmingham.

North West > Real estate > Construction

The team at Mills & Reeve LLP specialises in assisting clients in the education, entertainment, healthcare and government sectors across the country. Catherine Kay leads the transactional construction team and advises numerous educational institutions and local authorities on the development of their properties. Martino Giaquinto heads the national contentious practice from Birmingham, focusing on energy and engineering disputes.