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 stands out for its impressive roster of high-profile clients and is highlighted as ‘excellent in identifying strategy’. The firm acts for a range of contractors, universities, developers and government agencies on both contentious and transactional construction-related issues and frequently collaborates on a cross-office basis, including with its recently opened Oxford office. Stuart Pemble leads the team’s transactional practice, with expertise in facilities and project management and experience in the public, healthcare, education and hospitality sectors. Leading the firm’s construction and energy disputes practice is veteran lawyer Martino Giaquinto, who is supported by associate Jastinder Samra, specialising in construction and engineering disputes.

North West > Real estate > Construction

Catherine Kay, who has particular experience advising on construction matters in arts and entertainment spaces, leads the Manchester-based cohort at Mills & Reeve LLP, alongside Birmingham-based Martino Giaquinto. The team has experience advising on the development of multi-million pound development projects for such well-known establishments as the University of Salford and Bury College.