Marcus is an Associate in the construction team at Clarke Willmott’s London office. He has significant domestic and international experience having worked in Qatar, the Middle East on their various infrastructure projects for the 2022 FIFA World Cup that will be hosted there. This included an in-house secondment to a company building a $1.5bn process plant for the solar energy sector.
Marcus principally specialises in construction and infrastructure development and also advises on international arbitration. Marcus has extensive experience in acting for clients in a wide range of construction disputes including those related to delay, defects and professional negligence. Marcus is experienced in running such matters to settlement or determination by adjudication, arbitration, and technology and construction court litigation.
Marcus previously worked at Dentons and Devonshires. He has participated in CSR and charity activities including such as being a mock interviewer for tenants of a firm’s social housing clients for a pro-bono day designed to enhance people’s employability. He also cycled from Bristol to Cardiff office as part of a charity bike ride with colleagues and competed in the Bath Half Marathon for Bristol-based Lifeskills Safety Education charity.
Marcus co-authored the Qatar chapter of The Projects and Construction Law Review (September 2018) and is the author of Party Wall Disputes – Diminution or Reinstatement? (April 2017) and Professional Negligence Adjudication – An Adjudication Too Far? (October 2016).
Confidential client: Advising in relation to its litigation against seven defendants in the Technology and Construction Court regarding defects at a development in London that has attracted widespread media coverage in the UK and been considered as part of an All-Party Parliamentary Group on new-build housing.
Instructing solicitor in the reported case of Lea Valley Developments Ltd v Derbyshire  EWHC 1353 (TCC) in which the court considered its inherent jurisdiction and also provided guidance on the correct basis for assessing compensation for the purposes of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. The case included the successful defence of a challenge to the Court’s jurisdiction
Confidential client: Advising in relation to the specification and cladding and associated fire-stopping at a residential development in London.
Confidential client: Seconded to a subsidiary company of Qatar Foundation concerning the construction of a US$1.5bn process plant including in relation to two associated international arbitrations involving claims in excess of US$150m and disputes with various related stakeholders amounting to around $1bn.
Confidential client: Advising in relation to its various disputes on the design and construction of a metro line on the Qatar Rail project. This includes a dispute with its lead designer for sums amount to around $260m
Confidential client: Advising in relation to various disputes on the design and construction of a landmark equestrian facility in Qatar.
Confidential client: Acting in an arbitration in connect with a dispute arising from a high-end mixed-use retail, office and residential development in Kazakhstan worth US$35m.
Confidential client: Advising in relation to a potential ICC arbitration regarding the construction of the Barwa Commercial Avenue Project in Doha, Qatar.
Confidential client: Provided advice regarding various disputes relating to the waste incinerators installed by a US-based client at Doha airport.