Doug Wass Partner

Doug acts on a wide range of substantial international and domestic arbitration, litigation and adjudication matters. He has particular expertise in complex construction, engineering, projects/PFI and real estate claims and related professional negligence issues, although his practice also encompasses more general commercial disputes.

Doug is the co-head of the litigation and dispute resolution group.

Doug has advised a wide range of clients, including large developers, project companies, professional consultants, contractors and sub-contractors. His experience includes office, residential, hotel, industrial, hospital, university, school, power plant, airport and roads projects. Doug’s arbitration work has included major international ICC and LCIA arbitrations. Doug also regularly advises clients in relation to mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Doug has an MSc in Construction Law and Arbitration from King’s College, London and is a member of the Society of Construction Law and the Adjudication Society. Doug is also a Solicitor-Advocate.

Doug is co-author for the chapter on UK construction law for the International Comparative Legal Guide to Construction & Engineering.

What people are saying


"He's brilliant. He's very calm, virtually unflappable, intelligent and a great guy to have on your side."

Chambers UK 2024

"Doug Wass and Mark Lawrence in particular are standouts. They are balanced, pragmatic, calm and supportive as well as incredibly knowledgeable about the industry."

Legal 500 2024

"Doug is a highly skilled lawyer and an excellent leader and communicator."

Chambers UK 2023

"Doug has always given us great guidance and he's really easy to work with."

Chambers UK 2023

"He has an excellent understanding of the legal issues and is an outstanding communicator, both in his interactions with clients and in his ability to present a clear position to opposing counsel."

Chambers 2022

"Doug Wass leaves no stone unturned to support his clients. He is extremely sharp and knowledgeable about the law and the legal strategy."

Legal 500 2021

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