Adrian Kerr

Partner & Head of Construction

Areas of Expertise

Adrian is Partner and Head of Construction at Mills Selig – he is a market-leading construction specialist who deals exclusively with contentious and non-contentious construction matters.

Adrian Kerr’s practice encompasses transactional work and contentious construction matters. He handles projects in a range of sectors including energy, hospitality and commercial property, offering particular expertise in the social housing sector.

He has experience acting and advising clients in Northern Ireland, England and Wales – working for funders, developers, pension funds, local authorities, universities, registered social landlords, land owners, contractors, sub-contractors, tenants and professional consultants

Adrian advises on drafting and negotiating construction documentation (both in published and bespoke form), including building contracts, appointments, collateral warranties, sub-contracts, demolition contracts, and other associated construction documents.

Adrian has been involved in litigating, adjudicating and mediating in relation to a wide range of construction- and planning-related disputes and boasts significant experience in the energy, education, social housing, industrial, commercial, residential, agri-foods, retail, education, projects/PFI and utilities sectors.


  • Advising an education authority in relation to the non-contentious and contentious aspects of a new campus development with a capital value in excess of £250million
  • Drafting the documentation for a local authority for the design and construction of a new leisure facility valued in excess of £30million
  • Drafting and negotiating the construction documentation for a new Premier League football stadium with capital value in excess of £500million
  • Advising various social housing providers in relation to construction documentation, live project administration and multiple construction adjudications

What they say

Adrian Kerr is a strong, highly competent and commercially astute construction lawyer – always scanning the horizon in terms of case law and practice to assist with sound arguments. He works pragmatically with us to understand risk and helps us make the best commercial decision.”

Adrian is noticeably calm and clearly a good leader and a very strong lawyer.”

Adrian is excellent at getting to the heart of the matter, backed up by a combination of experience, detail, accuracy and speed of response”

Adrian is a thorough and experienced construction lawyer. He understands NEC contracts, is pragmatic and will work matters through with us as his client to help us settle on a commercial view”

“We have dealt to date with Adrian Kerr, Head of Construction. Adrian has wide-ranging knowledge of construction and contract law”

‘Collaborative, commercially-minded and work things through with clients in context of risk solutions. Focused, pragmatic, thorough knowledge of construction and sector.’

Adrian Kerr – we trust his knowledge and advice. Pragmatic and solutions-focused thorough knowledge of construction and housing association sector.’

Chambers and Partners / Legal 500


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