"Gerald Offen and Michael Bonning are very experienced and successful in handling claims"
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"Michael has always expressed genuine concern and help with any professional matters, and is both caring and knowledgeable."
Greg Lang, Director, GMC Projects
Michael is a Senior Associate in the Construction team.
He specialises with construction-related contentious matters as well as professional negligence claims.
Michael has experience of all levels of tribunal, from adjudication to Supreme Court, but is an enthusiastic proponent of alternative dispute resolution.
Michael is a Member of the Society of Construction Law.
Michael is a keen sportsman, and unable to decide on whether his talents lie in swimming, biking or running, decided to complete the Nice Ironman France in 2013.
"Michael’s knowledge of contract law, particularly in the construction context, is invaluable. He always analyses matters quickly and clearly sets out the options available to our organisation which enables us to make informed decisions. Michael’s advice and guidance has assisted our organisation greatly in several matters, often before they became disputes."
Nic Jeal, Managing Director, Wood&WoodSigns
- Advising and representing a London borough in connection with an £18m claim by its FM Services contractor.
- Advising and representing a central London college of higher education in connection with performance issues with its FM Services provider and successfully defeating a claim by that provider for breach of contract.
- Advising and representing a civil engineering main contractor in resisting exaggerated claims from an existing contract provider including injunctive proceedings and responding to three concurrent adjudications.