Mark Macaulay > Dentons > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

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Mark is a partner in Dentons’ construction team. In addition to his law degree, Mark holds B.Sc. (Hons) and LL.M. degrees in the application of IT to law, and is co-author of a book entitled Construction and Procurement Law. He advises on all aspects of transactional construction work including construction procurement issues, letters of intent, construction contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties, partnering agreements, framework agreements, development agreements and alliancing agreements.


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South East > Real estate > Construction

Dentons‘ Milton Keynes-based construction practice handles non-contentious work for clients including supermarkets and banks as well as property developers. The team provides advice from the beginnings of a project through to its completion, assisting with drafting and negotiating contracts, due diligence, and the day-to-day complexities of construction work. Since the departure of Jane Miles in May 2021, the team is led at the national level by Mark Macaulay, who splits his time between the firm’s London and Glasgow offices. Shaun Tame is a senior team member in the Thames Valley, where he handles a range of procurement and contract issues. Senior associate Tasmyn Brittlebank is also recommended, with experience in the construction aspects of broader real estate transactions.

Scotland > Transport

Demonstrating its in-depth rail sector expertise, Dentons‘ team continues to act as full-service supplier to Network Rail in Scotland, providing regular real estate, construction, procurement and commercial advice as well as litigation assistance. The team is jointly led by Glasgow-based construction procurement specialist Mark Macaulay and Edinburgh-based infrastructure and project finance expert Euan Wilson, and also applies its transport sector expertise to roads and ports projects in England and Northern Ireland.

Scotland > Real estate > Construction

Dentons has a strong profile for contentious work in the transport sector, including ports and ferries, which is typically led by the Edinburgh-based Kirsti Olson, but the team also acts across other sectors. In the non-contentious sphere, team head Mark Macaulay (specialises in construction procurement) provides assistance with Scottish, UK-wide and international office, mixed-use, infrastructure and energy sector projects and routinely works in close cooperation with other offices across the network. Its non-contentious offering was underlined with Paul Young‘s promotion to partner in summer 2021.

London > Transport > Rail

The first-rate team at Dentons advises on all aspects of the rail industry from passenger and freight to infrastructure development and operations. It also excels in light rail and trams as well as regularly advising on a whole host of other issues from franchises and concessions, stock procurement and maintenance to financing, technology and safety matters. It fields a large UK rail team that has a national coverage with significant international capabilities. Matthew Hanslip-Ward heads the team – he has continued to lead on various matters in the aftermath of the Covid 19 pandemic affecting the UK passenger industry and has been involved in several highly strategic projects. Christopher McGee-Osborne also plays a pivotal role in the department while Mark Macaulay is adept at advising on major infrastructure contracts. Counsel Martin Watt has particular expertise in rolling stock matters and senior associate Jonathan Smith’s work spans franchising, concessions and rolling stock.

Comparative Guides

United Kingdom: Construction April 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Construction laws and regulations that may occur in United Kingdom.