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Jan RzedzianPartner

H&K – Profiles (Jan Rzedzian)

Jan is a Partner in our construction and engineering team with 10 years of litigation experience. Jan deals with a wide range of matters in the built environment including 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.

Jan’s 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.

He advises upon the drafting and negotiation of construction and engineering contracts, development agreements, collateral warranties, professional appointments, novation agreements and other contractual documentation.

When a dispute arises on a project, Jan can advise in matters of all values from small claims to the Technology and Construction Court, adjudication, arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Having completed a Masters in Law on the European regulations applying to energy efficiency technology in 2008, Jan has a long-standing interest in the law surrounding sustainability and efficiency to include renewables and other green technology. Jan has accordingly utilised this expertise to advise 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’.

He has co-written two papers that have featured in the Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal & Valuation and has spoken at both Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors and Federation of Master Builders events.

Jan is recommended in Chambers & Partners & Legal 500, independently researched guides to the legal profession.

Jan is also a member of the Technology and Construction Solicitors Association and the Society of Construction Law.


  • "Jan Rzedzian provides very efficient, prompt, articulate and specific advice as part of his contentious construction law practice. He's professional and always available to help."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "Jan Rzedzian 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."

    - The Legal 500 2022

  • "The Hay & Kilner team are true construction experts, especially Jan Rzedzian who is an insightful, clever and astute tactician."

    - The Legal 500 2022

  • "I have worked with Jan on several projects and have always been very impressed with his exceptional depth of legal knowledge, in particular of construction law and the intricacies of building contracts. He understands the processes and problems that can occur in construction work, frequently arising from the contractual relationships, and he combines great professionalism with a practical approach that ensures a positive outcome is delivered for his clients. He is my first choice recommendation for a construction lawyer."

    - Former RICS Governing Council Representative

  • "Really friendly, clear, concise help provided. Utter professionalism demonstrated on both of our experiences using Hay & Kilner."

    - Client of Jan Rzedzian

  • "I have felt in very safe hands whilst you have represented me. If I need further assistance you are my first call."

    - Client of Jan Rzedzian

  • "I would like to thank you for the solid professionalism you have shown throughout the whole process. I was most impressed with your attention to detail to steer us through this unfortunate episode. I will certainly be giving you a call if we come across any problems in the future."

    - Client of Jan Rzedzian

  • "Thank you - I won’t hesitate to seek Jan's expertise and direction on any future disputes."

    - Client of Jan Rzedzian