Michael O’Shea

Mediator, Solicitor & Chartered Surveyor

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“Michael O’Shea is an exceptionally talented and commercially aware lawyer with a strong customer focus, ideal to deal with”


Michael is a Partner and Head of Construction & Engineering Dispute Resolution at Gowling WLG (UK) LLP. He qualified and practiced as a Quantity Surveyor with a Tier One contractor before requalifying as a Solicitor. Michael trained at Masons where he became a Partner in 2000. He joined Wragge & Co LLP (now Gowling WLG) in 2006. Michael has been involved in mediation for over 25 years. He is highly regarded by clients and his peers and is known for his pragmatic and practical approach to dispute resolution underpinned by his commercial understanding of the industry.



  • Commercial, retail and residential
  • Concrete frame structures & Heavy Engineering
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Energy & Renewable Energy
  • Highways, Bridges, Tunnels
  • Process Engineering and Laboratories
  • Property Planning and Environment
  • PFI & PPP
  • Sports Stadiums and Leisure
  • Transport, Rail and Airports