Matthew Grellier Partner & Head of Construction

Matthew specialises in Construction and Engineering and is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500.   He has experience advising on contentious and non-contentious matters and…

Matthew specialises in Construction and Engineering and is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500.   He has experience advising on contentious and non-contentious matters and…

Biography

Matthew specialises in Construction and Engineering and is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500.   He has experience advising on contentious and non-contentious matters and acts for clients including developers, contractors, sub-contractors and professional consultants in a range of industry sectors. Matthew has worked with variety of bespoke and standard form construction and engineering contracts, including contracts from the JCT, NEC3 and FIDIC suites.

With expertise in dispute avoidance, Matthew has worked successfully with clients to resolve disputes through negotiation and, where necessary, formal legal proceedings. He also has experience in arbitration, mediation and litigation in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) and has represented clients in numerous adjudications.

 

What our clients say about us

“Matthew Grellier has provided an excellent service to myself at One Manchester, always professional and able to explain legal terminologies I may not fully understand. When I need his help he responds quickly and efficiently which supports my position in development. I would not hesitate to recommend Matthew his swift service and advice is very much appreciated.”

– Pauline Terry, One Manchester

“I would definitely recommend working with Matt Grellier at Slater Heelis. He has been a huge help to our Trust in getting through the complicated world of building contracts and so on, ensuring that our CIF projects have run smoothly and the Trust has felt well supported and protected. I’ve been particularly impressed by how quickly Matt has responded to any problems and queries, and his willingness to take the time to talk through and explain things in layman’s terms. A top class service!”

– Neil Dixon, CEO, Chester Diocesan Academies Trust

“Slater Heelis came highly recommended and their appointment to work with us on this contract proved to be an excellent decision. Matthew Grellier was positive, proactive and patient, taking the time to explain anything we queried. He gave excellent advice and nothing was too much trouble. We would certainly work with this highly professional organisation again in the future.”

– Dr Rob Petrie, Headteacher, Cockermouth School

“We worked with Matthew Grellier at Slater Heelis throughout the building project at Mossley Primary School. We found Matthew to be professional, supportive, knowledgeable and reliable. The process from start to finish was made uncomplicated and certainly good value for money. I would recommend Matthew and Slater Heelis without hesitation. I would be happy for any schools to contact me to talk though our experience”

– Sue Whitfield, Headteacher, Mossley Primary School

Matt has provided us with excellent advice on a number of occasions relating to a range of construction and contractual issues. Each time Matt has provided clear advice which has greatly helped us in our decision making going forward. We would highly recommend Matt and the team at Slater Heelis

– James Weston, Director, Spencer Weston (Project Management) Ltd

“As a Multi-Academy Trust we are able to access grant funding to renovate and improve our school estates.  We require support to prepare and manage all legal arrangements with sub-contractor and have worked with Slater Heelis for over two years.  Matt and the team consistently go the extra mile and have proven themselves to be professional, accessible and extremely responsive.  We have a great working relationship with them and know that we are in safe hands!

– Mark Highfield, Chief Finance Officer, Endeavour Multi Academy Trust

Slater Heelis have provided legal support for Novo’s corporate, property and construction operations. As our company has expanded, and our requirements grown, the Slater Heelis team have been a great support, offering specific and generalised assistance. Their approach is thorough, and the team are always willing to help out with any queries, no matter how small. They are really good at laying out all the options through clear and efficient written communications.”

– Novo Property Group

I have recently started working with Matthew for his advice regarding construction consultant appointment documentation. Slater Heelis are a well-known and respected practice locally.  I am impressed by the systems he employs and the service he is providing the practice. I hope it will be a long relationship.”

– Ian Jones, Director, View Associates

Over the last couple of years we at Vision Commercial Kitchens Ltd have engaged Slater Heelis on a number of contract negotiations and also Final account resolution. Working with Matthew has always been a pleasure and his commitment and professionalism has ensured that we have been able to safely negotiate and secure many large contracts with new contractors. We look forward to working with Matthew and his team for many years to come.

– Phil Shea, Commercial Director, Vision Commercial Kitchens