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Stephen Furst QC

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Keating Chambers (Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC)


Barrister specialising in building, civil engineering and disputes with high technical content; professional negligence, including valuation; IT disputes, adjudication and mediation. He has developed a reputation for handling the most technically challenging cases and has frequently undertaken highly complex claims in areas such as pipelines, tunnelling projects, power station construction, aircraft design, oil rig design, process plants, ship building and software. His clients include developers, engineers, main contractors, shipyards, and UK and foreign governments. He also acts as an arbitrator on domestic and international arbitrations for bodies including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). He is also an accredited adjudicator and mediator of considerable experience and has recently been appointed to the DRB in relation to a pipeline dispute in Australia and for the Forth Replacement Bridge. Recent reported cases: Robbins v London Borough of Bexley [2013] EWHC Civ 1233; PGF II SA v OMFS CO [2012] EWHC 83 (TCC); William Hare Ltd v Shepherd Construction Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 283; [2010] BLR 358, [2010] 12 EG 96, 130 Con LR 1, [2010] CILL 2825, [2010] 22 EG 108; William Hare Ltd v Shepherd Construction Ltd [2009] EWHC 1603 (TCC), [2009] BLR 447, 125 Con LR 123, [2009] CILL 2753, [2010] BCC 332.


Qualified 1975; Middle Temple; QC 1991; bencher Middle Temple 2000; recorder; editor of ‘Construction Law Yearbook’; ‘Keating on Construction Contracts’.


The Edinburgh Academy; St Edmund Hall, Oxford; Leeds University (1972 BA Hons; 1974 LLB Hons).

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Stephen Furst QC - Keating ChambersHighly recommended for construction arbitrations.

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Stephen Furst QC - Keating ChambersHas a very forceful disposition and is a very assiduous advocate.

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