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Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC

15 ESSEX STREET, LONDON, WC2R 3AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7544 2600
Fax:
Fax 020 7544 2700
DX:
1045 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.keatingchambers.com

Richard Coplin

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 7544 2600
Email:
Keating Chambers (Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in construction and engineering litigation and arbitration, professional negligence and other related fields of practice. Richard is a qualified engineer and spent several years in the energy industry working on large nuclear and alternative energy projects (wind and wave power). He has particular strengths in understanding and advising in respect of legal issues arising out of complex engineering issues, particularly in the fields of mechanical and structural engineering and in areas such as energy and power, acoustics, manufacturing, materials science, corrosion and transportation. Richard’s extensive experience of complex construction contracts has seen his career develop into related commercial fields, successfully arguing cases as diverse as the proper construction of election rules for an unincorporated association, the effects of promises not to sue, and the application of the Football League and Football Association rules to a transfer dispute before an FA tribunal. Arbitration in the UK and abroad is another important element of Richard’s practice, having worked on several multi million pound arbitration claims in recent years in the UK, the Caribbean, Hong Kong, Europe and the Middle East, including DIAC arbitrations under UAE law. Recent reported cases: CIP Properties v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd [2015] WHC 481 (TCC); Liberty Mercian Ltd v Cuddy Civil Engineering Ltd [2013] EWHC 2688 (TCC); Leander Construction Ltd v Mulalley & Company Limited [2011] PNLR 12 (TCC) and [2011] EWHC 3449 (TCC); Tinseltime Limited v Eryl Roberts and others [2011] BLR 515 (TCC) and [2011] EWHC 1199 (TCC); Priory Caring Services Limited v Capita Property Services Limited [2010] 129 Con LR 81 (CA), and [2010] EWCA Civ 226.

Career

Qualified 1997; Middle Temple.

Member

TECBAR; COMBAR; LCLCBA; Society of Construction Law.

Education

City University (1996 Dip Law); BA Engineering Science.

Leisure

Family, football.


London Bar

Construction

Within: Construction – Leading juniors

Richard Coplin - Keating Chambers ‘With a mastery of detail and a pleasure to work with, he constantly thinks through problems laterally to try to come up with solutions.’

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – leading juniors

Richard Coplin - Keating Chambers ‘He is very thorough.’

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