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Paul is a partner in the Construction Team at Ward Hadaway. He is admitted as a solicitor in both England and Scotland.

Paul has practiced exclusively in Construction and Engineering Law for 30 years. He is experienced in the full range of dispute resolution procedures including Mediation, Arbitration and Adjudication and in the full spectrum of Litigation procedures from small claims disputes to matters in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.


Paul also advises on the terms of contracts and appointments and their negotiation, using both the range of published standard and also bespoke forms, together with ancillary documents such as warranties, bonds, novations, and parent company guarantees.

The areas of construction and engineering Paul has been involved include all types of power generation, highway construction, hospitals, open cast and deep mining, waste management facilities, railway engineering, docks and ports, processing engineering, mechanical and electrical services, hotel development, drainage and flood protection, museums and visitor centres, sports stadia, education, residential and commercial development.

Paul has acted in relation to the following:

  • Tyne & Wear Metro System
  • Heathrow Terminal 5
  • Canadian Embassy Kaboul
  • Sill Project Visitors Centre
  • Newburn Culvert Reconstruction
  • A number of wind farms and waste to power facilities
  • International Hotel Chain construction in Newcastle and Durham
  • Health Service, Schools and Tertiary Education Facilities throughout the UK.

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What our clients say

  • "International contractors Sir Robert McAlpine have commented that Paul is 'unique in their experience of solicitors in his practical approach to contract negotiations'."

Independent verdict

  • "Very practical and has very strong experience in non-contentious work."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • "Paul Reekie.... is 'great at seeing the big picture’ and at ‘grasping the fundamental issues at stake’."

    Legal 500
  • "Paul Reekie is noted for his expertise in contentious and non-contentious matters in the private and public sectors. Clients praise his ability to 'see straight through to the heart of the matter'."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Paul Reekie has significant experience in the construction disputes field, including engineering matters. Sources say he is 'very able and experienced'."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Paul Reekie acts in both disputes and transactions, with experience representing contractors and public bodies."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "[Paul] has a wealth of experience in contentious construction work"

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