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Index of tables

  1. Construction – Leading silks
  2. Construction – 2017 Silks
  3. Construction – Leading juniors

Construction – Leading silks

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    • Philip Boulding QC Keating ChambersOne of the star construction silks – he is very well-known in Asia, where most of his work is.
    • Paul Darling QC 39 Essex ChambersHe provides helpful strategic guidance, and clients find his advocacy style appealing.
    • Nicholas Dennys QC Atkin ChambersInstructed in heavyweight transport infrastructure disputes.
    • Dr Robert Gaitskell QC Keating ChambersOne of the premier construction arbitrators in the world: very experienced, efficient, patient and fair.
    • Andrew Goddard QC Atkin ChambersHe has an uncanny ability to cut to the chase with commercially-minded advice.
    • Andrew White QC Atkin ChambersExtremely bright and equally personable.
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    • Sean Brannigan QC 4 Pump CourtHe represents contractors and employers in Asian construction disputes.
    • Anneliese Day QC Fountain Court ChambersExcellent under pressure and performs well at short notice – he is excellent in cross-examination.
    • Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC Atkin ChambersInstructed in construction and engineering cases across the region.
    • James Howells QC Atkin ChambersInstructed in transport infrastructure and energy-related construction disputes.
    • Adrian Hughes QC 39 Essex ChambersTremendously dedicated to each case, with a great understanding of the technical matters in question.
    • Simon Hughes QC Keating ChambersExceptional in both his advice and advocacy, he has a great manner with clients.
    • Charles Manzoni QC 39 Essex ChambersInstructed in Hong Kong construction disputes.
    • Peter Rees QC 39 Essex ChambersAn absolute delight to work with: well prepared and always thoughtfully responsive.
    • Marion Smith QC 39 Essex ChambersInstructed in construction disputes across Asia.
    • David Streatfeild-James QC Atkin ChambersHe can deal with highly complex matters very quickly, and is a bright, intelligent and strategic lawyer.
    • Marcus Taverner QC Keating ChambersInstructed as an arbitrator in significant disputes.
    • David Thomas QC Keating ChambersApproachable, but with an aura of gravitas.

Construction – 2017 Silks

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    • Serena Cheng QC Atkin ChambersGood at dealing with difficult lay clients, she is willing to put in the hard yards.

Construction – Leading juniors

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3 Verulam Buildings’s Jane Davies Evans represents TANROADS – a government agency of Tanzania – in a dispute with an Indian contractor concerning a road-building project in the African country.

4 Pump Court’s Sean Brannigan QC represents the operator of a water park in a £100m arbitration over the allegedly negligent redevelopment of its park in South East Asia.

39 Essex Chambers is active in construction disputes across the entire Asia region, covering both traditional buildings and infrastructure as well. Charles Manzoni QC is also notably a senior counsel in Hong Kong on top of being an English silk and a qualified mechanical and electrical engineer.

One of the first ports of call for English construction counsel’, Atkin Chambersoffers heavy-hitting senior counsel, with quality junior members as well’. The set is highly active in arbitrated disputes covering all manner of buildings and infrastructure projects across the Asia-Pacific region. Alongside a range of heavyweight and confidential arbitration work, Andrew White QC and Mark Chennells represented Chinese steelmaker Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry in a Technology and Construction Court case concerning the construction of the 504MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm.

Fountain Court Chambers is best known for commercial disputes, but also includes members who have experience of heavyweight construction disputes.

Keating Chambers has ‘great depth and strength through the ranks’. The set is active in heavyweight disputes concerning infrastructure and buildings worldwide, with a particular amount of Australian work in addition to disputes in Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and more exotic jurisdictions in Asean.

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