Mark Roach

Partner

London

Mark specialises in construction litigation and has experience of all forms of domestic and international dispute resolution.

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About Mark

Bio
  • Biography

    Mark specialises in construction litigation and has experience of all forms of domestic and international dispute resolution.

    He has represented employers, developers, main-contractors and sub-contractors in relation to various matters such as the construction of hotels, prestige/landmark skyscrapers, power plants, waste and remediation projects, utilities, car parks, rail and infrastructure projects. Mark is also familiar with all types of standard forms of contract and has recent experience of NEC 3 and how it operates.

    In addition, Mark regularly has conduct of adjudications and related enforcement actions for clients.

    Mark has represented a number of parties in international sphere having conducted arbitrations under the ICC, UNCITRAL and LCIA rules. He has dealt with claims in relation to dredging works, de-salination plants, petro-chemical plants, infrastructure projects and power plant disputes.

    Also, Mark has wide experience of a variety of insurance matters, advising on all aspects of professional indemnity and contractors all risks insurance.

    Mark has lectured and written on all aspects of construction engineering.

    Endorsements

    Mark is an “Acritas Stars – independently rated lawyers” 2021. Recognised as "Upcoming" Chambers Construction PI.  "Ones to Watch: UK Legal 2016".  Recognised as a "Rising Star" in Construction for two consecutive years (Superlawyers, 2013/2014 and 2014/15). 

Sector
  • Insurance

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  • Construction and Engineering

    We have a 50-strong nationwide team of Construction and Engineering specialists who have built a large body of knowledge and understand the health and safety concerns, demanding schedules, vulnerable supply chains and fragile profit margin that dominate the sector.
  • Construction & Engineering Disputes

    We leave no stone unturned and quickly get to the root of the dispute. From the outset, we establish your real objectives, the strengths of your case, your prospects of success and seek to minimise costs and disruption to your business.
  • Dispute Resolution

    We advise across a diverse range of commercial disputes, working with our clients to achieve the best possible solutions to their disputes. With our extensive network of lawyers both in the UK and across the world, we have the strength and depth to provide a fully co-ordinated, domestic and international dispute resolution service.
  • Safety, Health and Environment

    DAC Beachcroft has one of the largest Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) teams in the UK. The team offers extensive national coverage to clients, with more than 30 SHE specialist lawyers in 7 of our offices in the UK.
  • To turn commercial opportunity into genuine advantage in the insurance sector, you will need a legal team that combines technical skill and transactional experience with real-world knowledge of how the market works and how it is regulated.
  • International Arbitration

    Dispute resolution can be a sensitive matter for businesses and in many cases a less public and adversarial forum is preferable for all parties involved.
  • Professional Liability

    We are acutely conscious of the reputational and financial impact professional negligence claims carry with them. We offer pragmatic and focused solutions tailored to the needs of our clients and the claims they face. With a strong team of PI professionals - giving strength in depth coverage in the UK and based across Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America, whether dealing with mediation, adjudication or litigation in the UK or overseas - we have the expertise and the resources to deliver results swiftly and effectively.

Office Location

London Skyline

London

  • 25 Walbrook
  • London
  • EC4N 8AF

+44 (0) 207 242 1011

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Adjudicator's jurisdictional challenge rejected and decision enforced

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Applications for security for costs must be heard in advance of enforcement proceedings

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Construction Newsletter- March 2024

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Jurisdictional challenge to Adjudicator's Decision

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Triathlon Homes LLP V Stratford Village Development Partnership (1) Get Living Plc (2) East Village Management Limited (3)

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A Lidl clarification - payments made under a construction cannot be conditional on the provision of invoices.

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A valid payment application is key

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Failure to resist enforcement action on the basis of an alleged breach of natural justice by the Adjudicator

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Government to take forward plans to introduce reporting on retention payments for businesses in the construction sector

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Guidance on what works are "construction operations" following the decision in Crystal Electronics Limited v Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited [2023] EWHC 2656