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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

Stuart Catchpole QC

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

Position

Barrister specialising in construction, commercial, administrative and public law; detail of reported cases can be provided on request; counsel to MAFF at the BSE Inquiry, February 1998 to December 1999.

Career

Called 1987; Inner Temple; QC 2002; appointed to the supplemental panel of Treasury Counsel (Common Law) in May 1992 (transferred to the Attorney-General’s panel ‘B’ in November 1998); appointed to the Attorney-General’s panel ‘A’ in July 1999; appointed as part-time legal member of The Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission in July 2001; appointed CEDR accredited mediator July 2002.

Languages

French.

Member

TECBAR; ALBA.

Education

Durham University (BA 1st Class Hons Law).


London Bar

Construction

Within: Construction – Leading silks

Stuart Catchpole QC - 39 Essex ChambersFearsomely intelligent and incisive.

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Energy

Within: Energy – Leading silks

Stuart Catchpole QC - 39 Essex ChambersTenacious and spectacular; an astonishing cross-examiner.

Within: Energy

With ‘excellent strength in depth for construction-related and commercial energy disputes’, 39 Essex Chambers also handles public international law in the energy sector; it ‘consistently delivers, often on short notice or with imperfect or incomplete information’. Stuart Catchpole QC acted for Tepe in an enforcement appeal to the Privy Counsel from the Court of Appeal in Jersey regarding two arbitral awards over the construction of a pipeline in Turkey. Duncan Sinclair is especially experience in electricity work: he defended npower in a regulatory case brought by Ofgem, and represented Peakgen as claimant in a judicial review case against the regulator regarding the latter’s changes to transmission charges.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance - Leading silks

Stuart Catchpole QC - 39 Essex ChambersHardworking, a huge capacity for detail, easy to work with and a cross-examiner par excellence.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Stuart Catchpole QC - 39 Essex ChambersVery intelligent and responsive, as well as easy to work with.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Stuart Catchpole QC - 39 Essex ChambersVery highly rated.

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