Marc Hanson

Partner, Head of Non-Contentious Construction

“Led by the ‘brilliant' Marc Hanson, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP’s ‘outstanding' department is ‘very strong' and ‘at the top of its game', and has a growing international practice.” (Legal 500, 2014)
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Over 20 years experience with combined project value over £3 billion
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  • 20+ years’ experience covering domestic and international projects for a diverse range of clients including property developers, institutions, public authorities, consultants, funders and contractors.
  • Specialises in procurement routes for complex construction projects, and drafting and negotiating all forms of construction documentation, including building and civil engineering contracts, consultancy appointments, bonds, guarantees and warranties.
  • Ranked as tier 1 in Chambers (2015) and as a ‘Leading Individual’ in Legal 500 (2015). 
  • A representative for the British Property Federation on the council of the JCT.

Examples of Work

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Stratford City Development

Advised on the £4bn Stratford City retail development. In addition to providing over 1.5m sq.ft. of retail space. The project included the construction of several bridges, embankments, tunnels and other civil infrastructure together with hotels, housing and commercial office space.


Edinburgh Trams project

Advised the City of Edinburgh Council on the substantial amendment of their contract for the construction of the £750m Edinburgh Trams project.


Hermes Real Estate Joint Venture

Advised Hermes Real Estate Management Limited on the Paradise Circus regeneration project in Birmingham, a town centre development including 1.8m sq. ft. of offices, shops, leisure, cultural and civic amenities together with a new hotel and 10 potential new buildings.



Advised Peninsula Hotels on the legal aspects of the procurement, design and construction of The Peninsula London, a mixed use development comprising a luxury hotel and luxury apartments.


Crossrail Project

Advised Crossrail on the construction contracts for the £18bn Crossrail project, including the over-station developments at Farringdon and Canary Wharf.



Marc Hanson Career Timeline