Michael O'Brien

Associate (New Zealand)

T: +44 (0) 20 7469 0461
E: m.o'brien@beale-law.com

Michael O'Brien

University of Auckland, New Zealand, LLB (Honours)
University of Auckland, New Zealand, BA (History)

New Zealand, 2011


Michael is a New Zealand-qualified solicitor in the firm’s construction, engineering and infrastructure group. He specialises in dispute resolution and is experienced in handling and advising on litigation, adjudication, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution on behalf of construction professionals, consultants, contractors, and insurers. This has included complex delay and disruption claims, professional negligence claims, and a variety of contractual disputes.

Before joining Beale & Co, Michael worked for a national law firm in Auckland, New Zealand, where he gained experience on a wide range of contentious matters. This included acting for insurers and construction professionals in a number of High Court proceedings, including those arising from large earthquakes that struck New Zealand in 2010 and 2011.

Michael has appeared as sole counsel on a number of occasions before the High Court, and as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal of New Zealand.