Michael Smyth: Construction Litigation Solicitor

Email: mike.smyth@orj.co.uk
Telephone: 01785 223440

Mike Smyth Construction Adjudication specialist at ORJ Solicitors in Stafford

Construction Litigation Solicitor, specialising in construction law, dispute resolution and insolvency cases

Michael Smyth is a savvy construction litigation specialist and has been a key partner at ORJ since 2007. With over ten years 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 team work 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.


  • Construction contract disputes
  • Antecedent transactions
  • Interest rate hedging
  • Outstanding accounts
  • Breach of trust
  • Insurance
  • Negligence
  • Possession of property

Career Highlight

Michael never gives up on a winning case, to the extent that he was once hired by a major international construction company who were impressed with the legal action he had previously taken against them!

Key to Success

By maintaining good relationships with expert Counsel, surveyors and engineers, Michael is constantly learning and sharing ideas with his associates, allowing him to have a more comprehensive view of the construction industry.

To contact Mike, please email mike.smyth@orj.co.uk or call 01785 223440

Every construction law and dispute resolution solicitor at ORJ law firm provides professional, practical and clear advice to help solve your dispute quickly.  ORJ Solicitors are rated Tier 1 for commercial litigation services by The Legal 500  If you would like to meet with one of our solicitors for an initial discussion, get in touch with ORJ Solicitors, Stafford and we can discuss how we can advise you and your business on matters relating to construction law.

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