Michael Blackburne specialises in domestic and international litigation and arbitration in the construction, engineering and infrastructure, energy and natural resources, transport and professional negligence sectors.
Throughout his career he has handled many high profile, high value, complex and difficult matters representing a huge variety of suppliers, manufacturers, contractors, employers, their professional advisers and insurers. He was one of the supporting authors of the SCL's "Protocol on Delay Disruption.
Michael has been recognised for many years by the legal directories including the Legal 500, as a leader in the field of Construction and praised in (Construction) 2015 for his "incisive advice and commonsense attitude". He is also recognised as "excellent" on construction related professional indemnity matters (2015).
He regularly acts as an adjudicator or mediator.
"Michael Blackburne 'has terrific experience of handling challenging international engineering disputes’."Legal 500 UK 2017 Edition,Dispute resolution: International arbitration
"Michael Blackburne is a very experienced construction lawyer with a proven track record and excellent judgment" Manus McCullan QC.
"Michael Blackburne...is a ‘great communicator, and a canny thinker’." Legal 500 2017 Edition, Construction: non-contentious, London