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Michael Sharp

Michael Sharp

Senior Associate

Michael specialises in the resolution of infrastructure, construction and engineering disputes.



Michael's experience covers a wide range of construction and infrastructure disputes involving litigation, arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution. He has advised on a variety of disputes from smaller disputes with a limited number of discrete issues, to major disputes involving many factual and expert witnesses and a high volume of documents.

Michael has advised on disputes arising out of some of the UK's largest infrastructure projects, and helps clients in contentious matters across a number of sectors including retail, education, transport and energy.

Michael also has non-contentious construction experience, and advised on the construction of a new nuclear power plant.

Michael's experience includes advising and representing:

  • a public sector employer in a tripartite dispute relating to a major rail infrastructure project forming part of the high profile redevelopment of a landmark brownfield site
  • an international retail company in connection with a dispute over the final account for the redevelopment of a shopping centre in the UK
  • a large further education provider on delays to the construction of a new build laboratory and biological services unit
  • an engineering firm in High Court (TCC) proceedings arising from the construction of a waste to energy facility
  • a large UK developer in relation to delay and disruption claims arising out of a new residential development in London




Michael trained at Herbert Smith Freehills and qualified as an associate in the construction and infrastructure disputes practice in March 2015. He is currently based in London.