Martin Cannon - DAC Beachcroft

Martin Cannon



Martin Cannon specialises in construction and engineering law, having trained initially in the legal department of one of the UK's largest contractors.

On qualifying he joined the construction department of a major West End firm and has specialised in that area ever since. His experience includes advising Construction and Engineering Contractors, Building Insurers, Central and Local Government, Building Owners and Professionals and their Insurers on both contentious and non-contentious issues.

Martin has specific interests in procurement through PFI and PPP and in the provision, management and operation of ADR procedures including Arbitration, Adjudication and Mediation.

Recent experience includes:

  • Re-negotiation and implementation of substantial variations to PFI Hospital Projects;
  • Disputes on Schools, Streetlights and Hospital PFI Projects;
  • Defects delay claims and related disputes on public sector infrastructure including a Children's Hospital, Private Hospital, Care Village and Energy Centre.


Clients say head of department Martin Cannon is "very straightforward. He makes clear decisions and recommendations." Another source praises his ability to "explain things without using legal jargon." Chambers and Partners UK 2015 Edition, Construction, Birmingham

"Martin Cannon is recommended for his expertise in the health sector." Legal 500 UK 2013 Edition, Real Estate - Construction, Birmingham

"Martin Cannon has a good reputation for his work on public sector construction matters, acting for central and local government departments and NHS bodies. He also maintains a substantial insurer client base. Interviewees describe him as 'very experienced' and 'very robust'." Chambers and Partners UK 2013 Edition, Construction Birmingham



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