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Michael Harper

Call 2016

Construction & Engineering

Michael has experience in a range of construction matters.

Selected Cases

  • Defending a multi-party claim arising from defective design and construction, involving issues of apportionment as between the project manager, builders, the steelwork fabricator, successive designers and the architect.
  • Pursuing a subrogated claim relating to the design and supply of defective pipework.
  • A contribution claim, following a settlement agreement, relating to construction works.
  • Proceedings relating to the installation of a domestic boiler.

As a pupil, Michael assisted on matters including:

  • Claims arising from the carrying out and project management of heating works, including under the Defective Premises Act 1972. Assisting Michele De Gregorio.
  • Advising on the proper scope of a construction contract, as defined by sections 104- 105 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996. Assisting Michele De Gregorio.
  • During pupillage Michael also spent a week marshalling a TCC judge under the TECBAR scheme.
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  • BPTC
  • BCL, University of Oxford
  • BA Hons, University of Oxford
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Graduate Fund Scholarship, Oxford Law Faculty



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