Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP

Matthew Needham-Laing

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Practice Areas

Matthew specialises in non-contentious and contentious construction and engineering law, advising national and international clients. Matthew has extensive experience advising clients on strategies for dispute avoidance and resolution, including mediation, adjudication, arbitration and High Court litigation in relation to building, engineering energy contracts and EU procurement. His extensive non-contentious experience includes drafting and negotiating bespoke contracts, amendments to standard forms, professional appointments and associated documents and providing construction advice in relation to development and funding agreements.

Professional Memberships

Royal Institute of British Architects, Architects Registration Board, Society of Construction Law, the Adjudication Society and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators, the Society for Computers and Law.


Matthew qualified and practiced as an architect before qualifying as a solicitor with Freedman Church in 1994. Joined Berrymans in 1996, gaining a MSc in construction law in 1997, and became a partner in 1999. Joined Fenwick Elliott in 2001 and became head of the construction and engineering team at Stevens & Bolton LLP in April 2007. Joined Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP in 2016.


Contributes a chapter on payment in the Architect’s Legal Handbook.