Guest editor for Construction Law, Nicholas Maciolek, says that a recent court decision that attracted comment on duty of care issues missed […]
In addition to these specialist areas, he also acts in respect of a range of other general commercial disputes.
Nicholas has experience of all the stages of litigation, adjudication, and arbitration. He has worked with a variety of bespoke and standard form contracts, and is familiar with the FIDIC, JCT, NEC, and ACA forms. Recent examples of Nicholas’ work include advising on the contractual status of an algorithm developed for a long-term pavements maintenance contract, drafting adjudication submissions in a ‘single-payment’ construction contract, and appearing as a junior in an international fraud claim involving proprietary claims in equity and unlawful means conspiracy. Nicholas also appears regularly in the County Courts. He works closely and collaboratively with solicitors and has undertaken a secondment with a large City law firm, where he worked on a range of construction disputes within the property litigation team.
Nicholas has experience of an extensive range of construction disputes, spanning from small-scale residential works to large and complex projects. He has worked on disputes over defects, extensions of time, variations, loss and expense, and termination in respect of a range of projects from domestic and commercial construction to pavements, railway, harbour and bridge engineering works. Recent examples of his work include:
During pupillage and subsequently, Nicholas has undertaken work on a range of energy projects in line with Chambers’ specialisms. Examples include:
Nicholas has drafted pleadings arising of information technology and telecommunications.
Nicholas has gained experience of acting in cases of professional negligence. Recent work includes:
Nicholas has advised on several commercial disputes related to or outside the field of construction. Recent work includes:
Nicholas has experience of all aspects of statutory adjudication. He has drafted adjudication submissions as well as particulars of claim in enforcement proceedings:
BPTC (Very Competent) (2012-2013)
Ph.D. (Cantab) ‘Justiciability before the International Court of Justice’ (2009-2013)
LLM Wolfson College Cambridge: First Class Honours (2008-2009), Jennings Prize (Wolfson College); Bevan Prize (Wolfson College)
LLB University College London: First Class Honours (2005-2008).
Nicholas speaks French, Italian, German and basic Polish.