Construction Procurement

Samuel Okoronkwo – Our Construction Contract and Dispute Expert

Our Head of Chambers, Samuel Okoronkwo has decades of experience and expertise in providing advice and representation to parties to construction and engineering contracts and successfully resolving disputes through adjudication. He is a member of the Technology and Construction Bar Association (“TECBAR”) and is a TECBAR trained adjudicator.

In the Construction and Engineering industry, Samuel initially trained and practised as a Professional Quantity Surveyor, starting with the world’s first known Quantity Surveying firm, Henry Cooper & Sons, established in 1775. Thereafter, after gaining a MSc degree in Project Management and Property Development Samuel spent several more years as a Construction Project Manager during which he had first-hand managerial responsibility for the planning, organising, directing and delivery of multi-million-pound construction and engineering projects, including the Harlequin Shopping Centre in Watford, for Capital & Counties Plc; and the regeneration of London’s Canary Wharf business district with Lehrer McGovern International and Olympia & York.

Before being called to the Bar in 2002, Samuel Okoronkwo spent time in private practice as a construction contracts administrator in the West End, where he advised employers, professional consultants and contractors on all types of construction disputes. This has continued with his practise at the Bar, where he has acted for construction adjudication solicitors; employers; contractors; subcontractors; and professional consultants in a number of construction adjudications.

Mercantile Barristers have expertise in providing advice and representation in construction finance, whether they are businesses or individuals; or commercial law solicitors. We have particular experience in […]. We also have experience in taking instructions from construction procurement solicitors representing their clients in proceedings concerning construction procurement before the county court; High Court; Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. If you require advice contact our Commercial Litigation barristers today by filling in our Enquiry Form; emailing us at; or by telephone on 0203 034 0077 and we would be happy to assist.

How Our Process Works

Instructing our direct access barristers is the cost effective alternative to the traditional route of engaging a solicitor first.  The process is just as straightforward. Here’s how the process works:
You can call, email, or fill out an enquiry form to tell us about your case. One of our specialist clerks will speak with  you to make the arrangements to advance your case.

You can call, email, or fill out an enquiry form to tell us about your case. One of our specialist clerks will speak with you to make the arrangements to advance your case.

Our specialist clerk will match you with the barrister with the expertise to deal with all aspects of your case. They will also obtain and organise the papers the barrister will have to consider in your case.

Our clerk will agree the fee for your consultation with the barrister beforehand. The clerk will then arrange a convenient time for you to have the consultation by video call, telephone or in person.

In the consultation the barrister will assess your legal position, devise a legal strategy, and give you appropriate advice on the necessary next steps to achieve your objective. 

Fill in the form below and one of our specialist clerks will get in touch.

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