Jan Rzedzian


Jan deals with a wide range of matters in the built environment including both projects and disputes in the North East, UK and further afield.

Jan Rzedzian
Specialises in:
Construction & Engineering, Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Commercial
Newcastle Office
0191 232 8345

Jan deals with a wide range of matters in the built environment including both projects and disputes in the North East, across the UK and Ireland but also as far afield as Norway, Kazakhstan, the European Union, Canada and the United States of America.

His experience includes acting in relation to wind farms, waste to power operations, solar thermal installations, mechanical and electrical works, flood protection schemes and drainage, care homes, supermarket developments, international hotel chains, railway infrastructure, and oil and gas projects.


  • Drafting and negotiation of construction and engineering contracts
  • Development agreements
  • Collateral warranties
  • Professional appointments
  • Novation agreements
  • Other contractual documentation
  • Advises in matters of all values from small claims to the Technology and Construction Court, adjudication, arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution
  • Advises clients in relation to a number of commercial projects incorporating renewable energy sources and is well-placed to assist clients who are seeking to reduce their carbon ‘footprint’

Awards, Memberships & accolades

  • Co-written two papers that have featured in the Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal & Valuation
  • Spoken at both Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors and Federation of Master Builders events
  • Member of the Technology and Construction Solicitors Association and the Society of Construction Law

Outside of the office
Jan enjoys mountaineering, swimming in the North Sea year-round and generally spending as much time in the great outdoors as possible.

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Jan Rzedzian is fantastic – a very safe pair of hands and really knows what he’s doing

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Jan Rzedzian is a stand out partner.

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Jan is professional and knowledgeable, with excellent relationship skills.

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Jan is a true leader in his field and probably one of the best true construction litigation specialists in the North East who has developed a very strong and loyal following.

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‘Hay & Kilner’ and ‘Hay & Kilner Law Firm’ are both trading names of Hay & Kilner LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales with registered number OC418767. Our registered office is at The Lumen, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5BZ and we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (Authorisation number 643191). We use the word ‘partner’ to refer to a member of Hay & Kilner LLP. A list of the members is available at our registered office.