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39 Essex Chambers

Chambers of Neil Block QC and Alison Foster QC

81 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, WC2A 1DD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7832 1111
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 3978
DX:
298 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.39essex.com
Kuala Lumpur, London, Manchester, Singapore

Karim Ghaly QC

Tel:
Work 020 7832 1111
Email:
39 Essex Chambers (Chambers of Neil Block QC and Alison Foster QC)

Position

Barrister.

Career

Called 2001.

Education

St Edmund Hall, Oxford; Inns Of Court Law School.


London Bar

Construction

Within: Construction – 2017 silks

Karim Ghaly QC - 39 Essex ChambersA very strong and tactical lawyer, who becomes part of the team and fights for success.’

Within: Construction

Members of the ‘immensely strong39 Essex Chambers are ‘commercially focused and genuinely willing to be get involved as part of a wider legal team’. The senior end of chambers was bolstered in 2017 when Paul Darling QC joined from Keating Chambers, and Kate Grange QC and Karim Ghaly QC took silk. Prior to their appointments, Grange acted in a multimillion-pound TCC dispute pertaining to a PFI contract for the construction of schools in Bradford, and Ghaly represented the main contractor in Iliffe and another v Feltham Construction and others. Stuart Catchpole QC remains engaged in several large-scale ICC and LMAA arbitration proceedings, and is representing Kier Group in a substantial defective design claim. In the clerks’ room, Owen Lawrence provides ‘the highest level of service at the construction Bar’ and goes ‘above and beyond for clients’.

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Energy

Within: Energy – 2017 silks

Karim Ghaly QC - 39 Essex ChambersClient-oriented and very commercial.’

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – 2017 silks

Karim Ghaly QC - 39 Essex ChambersHis immense charm makes it almost a pleasure for his opponents to lose to him.’

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – 2017 silks

Karim Ghaly QC - 39 Essex ChambersExcellent.’

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United Arab Emirates: The English Bar

Construction

Within: 2017 Silks

Karim Ghaly QC - 39 Essex ChambersA real pleasure to work with; he impresses with his effective advocacy.

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