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Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC

15 ESSEX STREET, LONDON, WC2R 3AA, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7544 2600
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Fax 020 7544 2700
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Alexander Nissen QC

Tel:
Work 020 7544 2600
Email:
Keating Chambers (Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in construction and engineering law, including adjudication, arbitration and professional negligence. Alexander’s practice covers a wide variety of cases ranging from client/developer claims, PFI disputes, and adjudication enforcement to professional negligence cases (architects, surveyors, valuers, solicitors and civil, structural and geotechnical engineers). He deals with both contractors’ and sub-contractors’ claims and defects disputes. His work also covers rail projects, disputes relating to bonds (both domestic and international), power stations and oil and gas projects. Alexander is a chartered arbitrator, an accredited adjudicator and mediator. His arbitration work covers both domestic and international disputes. He has been appointed both through party selection and by the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. He was appointed as a recorder in 2007 and as a deputy High Court judge in 2013, sitting in the TCC. Recently reported cases: Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Ltd cv Grove Developments Ltd  [2017] BLR 1, [2016] WLR(D) 522, [2017] 1 All ER (Comm) 729, [2017] WLR 1893, [2016] EWCA Civ 990, [2017] Bus LR 824, [2017] 1 WLR 1893, 168 Con LR 1; Al-Waddan Hotel Ltd v MAN Enterprise SAL (Offshore) [2014] EWHC 4796 (TCC), [2015] BLR 47; Rendlesham Estates PLC & Ors v Barr Ltd [2014] EWHC 3968 (TCC), [2015] BLR 37, [2015] TCLR 1, 157 Con LR 147, [2015] 1 WLR 3663; UK Highways A55 Ltd and Others v Hyder Consulting UK Ltd and Hyder Consulting [2013] BLR 95; Priory Caring Services Limited v Capita Property Services Limited [2010] 129 Con LR 81 (CA), and [2010] EWCA Civ 226.

Career

Qualified 1985; Silk 2006; Middle Temple; chartered arbitrator; recorder; former treasurer and committee member of Technology and Construction Law Bar Association; former member of Council of Society of Construction law; member of editorial team ‘Keating on Building Contracts’; accredited adjudicator; accredited mediator; deputy High Court judge (Administrative Court, TCC).

Member

CIArb; TECBAR; COMBAR; LCLCBA.

Education

Mill Hill School; Manchester University (1984 LLB Hons).


London Bar

Construction

Within: Construction – Leading silks

Alexander Nissen QC - Keating ChambersVery intelligent, his advice is cautious and he avoids over-optimistic hyperbole.

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Energy

Within: Energy – Leading silks

Alexander Nissen QC - Keating ChambersBrilliantly analytical, thoughtful.

Within: Energy

Keating Chambers is a ‘uniformly excellent’ set: its ‘knowledge and experience of construction-related energy matters is second to none’, and its barristers are ‘responsive, approachable and able to work as part of a team’. It covers a wide range of energy matters: Alexander Nissen QC acted for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in a damages case brought by Energy Solutions, and Paul Buckingham represented E.ON Climate & Renewables UK Robin Rigg in a case against MT Højgaard regarding defective grouted connections at an offshore wind farm. Lucy Garrett QC took silk in 2018.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Alexander Nissen QC - Keating ChambersHas an ability to be well-prepared in a short period of time.

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