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Mark is a great communicator and takes time to understand the wider business, tactfully providing advice which is aligned to the wider strategy.

Chambers UK 2024

Mark Pritchard is a construction litigation specialist with over 15 years' experience in high profile and complex dispute resolution.

Mark is a solicitor in the construction department. He provides practical and cost-effective advice to members of the construction industry on risk during the lifespan of a project, from initial procurement to the settlement of disputes during the project and after completion. 

In addition to his experience in real time dispute resolution, Mark has conducted complex litigation in the Technology and Construction Court, Administrative Court, and Court of Appeal and is familiar with both the enforcement of adjudication decisions and the use of injunctive relief. He is equally at home in court or alternative dispute resolution. 

More recently, Mark has been engaged by one of the country's leading house-builders to provide advice in the context of fire safety reviews of over 800 developments comprising over 2000 buildings. This has given him substantial, in-depth experience of dealing with the full gamut of external wall issues and resulting litigation; advising Plc Board members on risk at asset class level, as well as on a building by building basis.

In addition to his dispute avoidance and resolution practice, Mark assists clients with their construction documentation and is familiar with all of the standard forms. Through 2020 and 2021, during the pandemic, he also delivered CPD training via Zoom to the architects' profession.

Recent work
  • Providing advice to the country's leading  house-builder in relation to its entire estate review of external wall issues and fire safety.
  • Acting for a Tier 1 contractor in relation to international airport development contracts and supply chain appointments.
  • Advising a top-tier house builder in relation to ACM cladding issues with defects claims in excess of £20m.
  • Advising a royal society in connection with various disputes arising from the building contract for the redevelopment of its central London premises.
  • Acting for an oil and gas exploration services contractor in a multi-million pound TCC claim arising from the decommissioning of the Brent Oil Field.
  • Acting for a national contractor in multiple disputes with an international supermarket chain, securing adjudication wins in all matters.
  • Advising an international law firm in the fit-out of its new landmark premises in the City of London.
  • Advising several private and challenger banks on construction assurance documentation.

  • Ranked "Associate to watch", Construction: Contentious, Chambers 2024
  • "Mark is very commercially aware and has great vision to look outside the box to solve a problem." Chambers UK 2024
  • "Mark is a pleasure to work with and he prioritises the client at all times." Chambers UK 2024
  • Ranked "Associate to watch", Construction: Contentious, Chambers 2023
  • "Mark grasps the commercial drivers of our business in a very astute manner." Chambers 2023
  • "He is extremely hard-working and very conscientious. He has very reliable judgement and is an absolute delight to work with." Chambers 2023
  • Ranked "Associate to watch", Construction: Contentious, Chambers 2022
  • "He is an excellent communicator and is very committed to providing the best service possible to his clients." Chambers UK 2022

Did you know
Mark is an accomplished fly-fisherman, although sadly it has been over two decades since he last caught a salmon in Scotland!


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