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Crown Office Chambers (Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC), Kim Franklin, London, ENGLAND

Kim Franklin

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Crown Office Chambers (Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC)


Barrister, adjudicator and arbitrator specialising in construction, energy, civil and marine engineering claims for developers, contractors, consultants and insurers in adjudication, domestic and international arbitration and court, including the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the Privy Council. Reported court cases include: CRS v Taylor Young Partnership [2002] HL Successfully resisted contribution claim for fire damage covered by joint names insurance; London & Amsterdam Properties Ltd v Waterman Partnership [2004] BLR 179 successfully resisting adjudication enforcement for breach of natural justice; Aldgate Construction v Unibar Plumbing & Heating [2010] recovery of future losses for fire damaged development; Liberty Syndicate Management v Campagna [2011] test case for liability of latent defects surveyors. Inframatrix Investments Ltd v Dean Construction Ltd [2012] upheld bespoke limitation period in the Court of Appeal; Antigua Power Company Ltd v The Attorney General [2013] acted for the claimant power providers in its claims against the government in the Privy Council; Landmark v American International Bank [2014] claim by power providers in the Privy Council. Instructed by insurers defending high value arbitration claims against international consultants in UAE. Adjudcation appointments by TecSA and RIBA for claims by UK consultants and contractors for payment and delay. International Arbitrator appointments by Dubai International Arbitration Centre for claims by international UAE contractors for marine infrastructure and mixed use developments.


Called 1984; Middle Temple; publications: ‘Construction Disputes: Liability & the Expert Witness’; ‘The Legal Obligations of the Architect’; joint editor ‘Construction Law Journal’.


Chartered Arbitrator; past Council member, past Chair, Professional Conduct Committee; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; TecSA Accredited Adjudicator; past council member, Society of Construction Law; Technology and Construction Bar Association; LCIA and DIAC arbitrator; Society of Construction Arbitrators; ADR Group Accredited Mediator.


Eggar’s Grammar School, Alton; Warwick University (1983 LLB 2(1)); (1984 CLE – Bar Vocational Course).


Writes fiction.

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