The Law Society

Dan Cudlipp

Associate, Construction

Dan is a Solicitor in the Construction team specialising in providing advice and assistance to clients involved in contentious matters and disputes.

He advises clients of all types and sizes, including individuals, consultants, contractors, developers and institutional investment funds, and has experience in acting for social housing providers, renewable energy technology providers, and a well-known supermarket chain.

Dan acts for clients involved in mediation, adjudication and litigation, representing both those pursuing legal action and those defending it. He also frequently assists clients who wish to resolve their disputes without recourse to legal proceedings. He has experience advising on a range of matters, including payment disputes, design and workmanship issues, defects, termination and insolvency.

He has particular expertise in construction disputes concerning buildings with cladding systems that do not provide adequate protection against the spread of fire. He is presently involved in advising a number of owners of very large buildings that feature aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding panels, high pressure laminate (HPL) cladding panels, phenolic foam insulation and/or missing/inadequate cavity barriers.

Dan also has expertise in advising clients in the event of contractor insolvency, providing advice on the immediate protection of the employer's position, maintaining progress towards completion of the project and recovery of the employer's losses arising from the insolvency.

He also acts for clients in non-contentious matters, and has experience preparing and negotiating building contracts, consultant appointments, collateral warranties and letters of reliance.

Dan graduated from King’s College London in 2012. He then worked as a paralegal in industrial disease litigation, before moving to Clarke Willmott LLP in 2014, where he subsequently trained. Upon qualification in September 2017, Dan joined Forsters.

"The firm is active in the hotels market, and team is proactive in dealing with matters, taking their cue from the commercials of a transaction to get the deal the client wants."
The Legal 500 UK, 2022