John Dugdale - Partner
John specialises in construction and property disputes.
As regards construction, John advises on the entire project delivery process from end to end. He is familiar with the drafting and negotiation of all of the standard forms of contract used in Northern Ireland and elsewhere including the JCT, NEC and FIDIC forms. He has extensive experience of working with contractors, subcontractors, consultants, clients, funders and insurers in a wide variety of market sectors.
John's dispute resolution expertise includes mediation and negotiation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation. His recent experience has included insurance coverage disputes, negligence claims and bond claims in addition to general construction claims.
John also has extensive experience in property litigation, having worked for a number of high profile clients on a variety of contentious real estate issues, including security of tenure, lease termination and dilapidations. He also frequently advises clients on issues such as nuisance, breach of quiet enjoyment and derogation from grant arising out of active and proposed property developments.
The 2021 Chambers UK guide states: "He is very efficient and focused - he keeps a very calm head when events outside our control occur, and he really cares about our case." Interviewees added: "He has decent work, decent clients and is a decent lawyer". John is ranked as "Up and Coming" by Chambers UK.
The Legal 500 2021 guide recognises John as a "Next Generation Partner".