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Paul Suckling

Paul Suckling



+971 4 429 2999

Paul has been practising in the Gulf region for over 16 years. Dual qualified as a solicitor and quantity surveyor; Paul specialises in construction litigation. His ability to understand both the technical and commercial issues involved in construction matters ensures he provides clients with pragmatic and workable solutions to disputes through the lifetime of a project.

A major facet of Paul’s practice involves acting for clients in a Project Counsel role. This entails being active throughout the project’s various phases, be it advising on the formulation and negotiation of all contract documentation, contractual and legal issues as they arrive, through to the final account process of a project, in essence, a “cradle to grave” advisory service. 

Paul joined Hadef following a period as in-house counsel for an International Contractor, leading teams on landmark projects in a Project Counsel role, as well as running big ticket arbitrations in the Gulf region. 

  • ‘The construction team at Hadef is highly experienced and has an excellent grasp and understanding of technical issues. Matthew Page, John Smy and Paul Suckling are all highly professional and a credit to the firm.’

    Legal 500, 2020