Michael Smyth is a savvy construction litigation specialist and has been a key partner at ORJ since 2007.
With over ten years of specialist experience under his belt, he’s no stranger to the complexities of High Court proceedings. Mike specialises in construction and insolvency-related matters and has successfully handled disputes ranging from £10,000 up to £130million.
It’s no coincidence that, as a keen rugby player in his leisure time, Mike is highly regarded for his energy, tenacity and teamwork in his professional life. He’s been called a “bridge-builder”, not literally in the construction sense, but skilfully guiding commercial disputes to a practical and equitable conclusion.
A family man through and through, his mediation skills are often put to the test at home managing squabbles between his three small children. (He’ll tell you that’s often more of a challenge than a High Court hearing!)
Clients really like the fact that Mike is a guy who tells it straight.
After reviewing a case he won’t sit on the fence but will directly state the chances of success. His cool, deliberate approach, excellent technical skills and strong academic background allow him to deliver consistent results.
Ask him what sets ORJ apart from other law firms and he’ll tell you
“We are as committed to achieving success as our clients are.”
As Mike knows everything there is to know about construction, he has decided that next year he is going to begin building his own home… although is fully prepared to litigate if it does not achieve the required standard.