Dominic Helps – Consultant

Dominic, a solicitor who joined Corbett & Co as a consultant in February 2010, is ranked within Chambers and Partners UK 2020 and The Legal 500 UK 2018/19 described as “a brilliant mind” and The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom as a leading individual specialising in construction law, and has been involved in many high profile disputes such as the Heathrow Tunnel collapse and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

He left Cambridge University with a first class honours degree in History and, having worked as a staff writer on Management Today and Engineering Today, he returned to Cambridge to study law. Having trained and qualified as a solicitor with Linklaters & Paines, he moved to Lovell White & King in Hong Kong and then London. In 1996 he joined specialist construction law practice Shadbolt & Co as a partner in the Construction and Engineering Unit where he remained until February 2010.

He has conducted advocacy both in arbitration and DAB proceedings, and is a TeCSA accredited adjudicator and a CEDR and TeCSA trained mediator. He is Social Secretary of TeCSA (the Technology and Construction Solicitors Association) and Chairman of the Law Courts Branch of the Arbitration Club. He represented TeCSA on the Latham Working Party tasked with advising the Government on the review of the Construction Act and currently represents TeCSA on the Construction Umbrella Bodies Adjudication Task Group on the implementation of the changes to the primary and secondary legislation. He is a regular contributor to Building Magazine and contributes to Construction Law Journal of which he is a co-editor. He is a regular speaker at in-house and external courses and conferences.