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Dan Preston
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Dan Preston is a specialist in supplier-led contentious and non-contentious matters on construction, engineering and facilities management projects.

Predominantly acting for main contractors on disputes and projects across the full range of standard form and bespoke contracts, Dan has extensive experience of adjudication on a wide range of disputes from defects claims and payment notices to final account disputes. He also has experience of leading high value litigation in the Technology and Construction Court, arbitration and all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution and is an advocate of structured mediation to resolve complex construction disputes. 

Dan has gained considerable commercial benefit from time spent seconded in-house to contractor clients and is a former Board Member of G4C, part of Constructing Excellence, promoting best practice, BIM, the Change Agenda and the Leaders 4 the Future programmes within the construction industry.

He also contributes to industry publications including Construction Manager and the JCT Newsletter.

Directory quotes

He is technically able and commercially focused. If I could give him all my work I would. - Chambers UK 2018

Dan Preston has a growing supplier-side practice acting in both disputes and transactional matters for some high-profile domestic clients. One client states that he "has a very clear manner and approach and knows construction contracts exceptionally well." - Chambers UK 2017 

Dan Preston gives "practical advice" - Legal 500 UK 2016

Recommended - Legal 500 UK 2015

Memberships

Society of Construction Law

Build UK

Relevant work

Amec Group Limited v Morgan Sindall Group plc – acting for Morgan Sindall defending high value TCC defects claim on projects under a business sale agreement

LS Bankside v Overbury plc – defending Overbury in £multi-million TCC litigation arising from a diesel spill during the construction and fit-out of Bankside 2

125 OBS v Lend Lease Construction - acting for the Claimants in the circa £15m TCC litigation arising from failures in glazing at 125 Old Broad Street caused by nickel sulphide inclusions

CarillionAmey JV - advising the joint venture as interested party/intervener in the legal challenge by an unsuccessful tenderer to the award of £4bn of defence estate contracts

Transactional - advising various contractor clients and drafting and negotiating building contracts, professional appointments and associated documents on high profile and complex construction and infrastructure projects including various aspects of Crossrail, Hinckley Point, the redevelopment of Kingston Power Station and several waste to energy plants