Michael Wright#6273

Michael Wright

Solicitor, Dentons
Michael specialises in the resolution and management of construction-based disputes. He has experience of formal litigation in the Technology and Construction Court, as well as various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including adjudication, mediation and international arbitration. Examples of Michael's experience include those set out below.

  • Advising a joint venture main contractor in a US$142 million ICC arbitration relating to variations, delay and breach of contract in respect of the construction of a major new transport link in Doha.
  • Advising a joint venture main contractor in a £300 million arbitration regarding the design and construction of a major airport in the Middle East.
  • Advising a well-known national housebuilder on a high-profile dispute with one of its customers, where the total value of the dispute exceeded £1 million.
  • Advising a well-known national housebuilder in respect of a TCC dispute with more than 40 homeowners, in relation to defects arising in the homeowners' properties.
Contributed to


Guide to insolvency in the construction industry
Guide to insolvency in the construction industry
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Gurbinder Grewal, Ian Fox and Michael Wright of Dentons UK and Middle East LLP, gives guidance on insolvency in the construction industry. It considers the parties to a construction project, common procurement methods and key contract documents, all of which can be relevant to consider when advising a client that is a party to a construction contract where the other party is in financial difficulties. It also covers contractual protections to look out for and considers steps that can be taken, such as the contractual right to terminate where a contractor or employer has become insolvent. This Practice Note considers disputes, which often arise where one party is in financial difficulty, and the ability of parties to use the statutory or contractual right to adjudicate to resolve disputes in the context of a company in liquidation or administration.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author


  • Society of Construction Law


  • Solicitor, Senior Courts of England and Wales (2016)
  • Solicitor Advocate, Higher Rights of Audience (Civil) (2018)


  • Nottingham Trent University, 2014, LLB (Hons), (Exempting Law Degree) Law and Professional Practice (2010 – 2014)

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