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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
Email:
Web:
www.keatingchambers.com

Samuel Townend

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

Position

Barrister specialising in construction and engineering domestic litigation and international arbitration, professional negligence and other related fields of practice. Samuel Townend specialises in offshore and onshore construction, infrastructure, engineering, PFI, and energy disputes along with professional negligence and insurance claims related to these sectors. He regularly acts for clients in the Courts of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and he has a thriving practice in international and domestic arbitration (most recently acting in two arbitrations in Australia), along with all forms of alternative dispute resolution. Samuel is frequently instructed in arbitration proceedings and related appeals, and has experience of proceeding under a variety of Rules, including ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA and ad hoc procedures. Samuel is standing counsel for the National House Building Council. Samuel has considerable expertise in adjudication work, from initial advice, drafting submissions and representation in front of adjudicators, to enforcement proceedings in the TCC.

Career

Qualified 1999; Lincoln’s Inn. Co-author ‘Professional Negligence and Liability’; ‘Architects, Engineers and Quantity Surveyors’ (LLP 2017)’; co-author ‘Construction Dispute Resolution Handbook’ (ICE Publishing 2016).

Member

TECBAR; COMBAR; executive committee member of the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA); elected member of the Bar Council 2006-09; vice-chairman Society of Labour Lawyers.

Education

The Latymer School, Edmonton, London; Trinity College, Cambridge (1996 History (2(1)); City University, London (1998 Diploma in Law).

Leisure

School governor in Hackney, then Kennington, involved in a number of appointment and disciplinary panels; elected councillor for the Princes Ward of the London Borough of Lambeth 2006-2009; Labour Party parliamentary candidate 2005 (Reigate) and 2010 (Bristol North West); enjoys travel, cycling and running.


London Bar

Construction

Within: Construction – Leading juniors

Samuel Townend - Keating ChambersExtremely knowledgeable about all areas of construction law, is very responsive and proactive.

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Energy

Within: Energy – Leading juniors

Samuel Townend - Keating ChambersAn excellent advocate – never fails to impress.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – leading juniors

Samuel Townend - Keating ChambersExcellent on construction-related cases.

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