Zakir Mulla’s practice focuses on construction, engineering and projects, providing advice and assistance at all levels of the project cycle, including procurement, forms of contract, risk identification and mitigation, drafting and negotiating construction documentation, and post contract support and assistance.

Zakir is active in a number of sectors. He has acted on major infrastructure projects. He has been involved with a wide range of public sector clients on a number of landmark regeneration projects. He acts for developers, corporate occupiers, investors and funders on development and investment projects.

Zakir is experienced in drafting and negotiating construction contracts using EPC, design and construct, traditional, construction management and other models and based on standard industry forms (such as JCT, ICE, NEC, IChemE, FIDIC and IMechE), as well as bespoke agreements. He also has substantial experience of framework and alliancing agreements, development agreements, subcontracts, professional team appointments, collateral warranties/direct agreements, deeds of assignment, deeds of novation, vesting agreements, letters of intent, parent company guarantees and bonds.

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  • Acting for various developers on schemes around the country. These have included retail, commercial and hotels. The work has, therefore, included the full array of the construction documentation and interface with third parties.
  • Acting for Muse Places Limited in the development of the mixed-use leisure-led Forge Island scheme at Rotherham, involving a cinema, a hotel and five restaurants.
  • Advising Capital & Centric on several projects, including a scheme in Stockport involving the refurbishment of two listed buildings and the construction of two new residential buildings.
  • Acting for MAN on several projects, including the development of 225 house plots in Ashford.
  • Advising Leeds City Region Revolving Investment Fund LLP on several infrastructure and construction projects in the Leeds City Region.
  • Acting for a water company in relation to its £2 billion asset management programme (AMP 5).
  • Acting for Round Hill Capital in relation to a build-to-rent scheme in Manchester.
  • Acting on several major projects relating to the London 2012 Olympics.


  • King's College, London
  • College of Law, Chester
  • Anglia University


  • England and Wales, 1992

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Society of Construction Law
  • Member, Technology & Construction Solicitors Association
  • Member, Kings College Construction Law Association
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, Adjudication Society

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