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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

David Thomas QC

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

Position

Specialises in construction and engineering disputes, professional negligence, and commercial arbitration and litigation; recent experience includes PFI and PPP disputes, ICC arbitrations, various railway industry claims, the coal mining industry, power stations, office, hotel, hospital, residential and leisure developments and road building; design liability and copyright issues; various accountancy issues; represented many leading contractors, employers and professional firms. David is known for his forceful advocacy, incisive cross-examination skills, commercial awareness and the clarity and practicality of his advice. He has been consistently recommended as one of the leading practitioners in his fields by Chambers, Chambers Global and the Legal 500 and he is frequently instructed on high-value disputes before international arbitral and other tribunals including the Dubai World Tribunal, as well as the English Courts. A large part of his practice now arises from GCC countries and Asia. In the UK, he is a regular and notably successful Court of Appeal advocate and frequently appears before the Technology and Construction Court on high-profile matters. Recent reported cases: Mailbox (Birmingham) Ltd v Galliford Try Building Ltd [2017] EWHC 1405 (TCC); Hackney Empire v Aviva Insurance Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 1716; [2013] B.L.R. 57; 146 Con. L.R. 1; Hackney Empire Ltd v Aviva Insurance UK Ltd [2011] BLR 728 TCC; Rust Consulting Ltd v PB Ltd (decision of Edwards-Stuart J) [2011] EWHC 1622 (TCC); [2011] PNLR 33; [2011] All ER(D) 201 (Jun); in the Court of Appeal: [2012] EWCA Civ 1070; [2012] BLR 427; (2012) 144 Con LR 63.

Career

Called 1982; Middle Temple; called Gibraltar 1996; Queen’s Counsel 2002; CEDR-accredited mediator 2003.

Languages

Basic French.

Member

TECBAR; PNBA; COMBAR; LCLCBA.

Education

Midhurst Grammar School; Wadham College, Oxford (1981 1st Class Hons).

Leisure

Gardening, cricket.


London Bar

Construction

Within: Construction – Leading silks

David Thomas QC - Keating ChambersHe has the ability to cope with tight timelines while providing excellent service.

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Energy

Within: Energy – Leading silks

David Thomas QC - Keating ChambersA flawless performer – fantastic on his feet. A joy to work with, and always prepared to roll up his sleeves.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

David Thomas QC - Keating ChambersVery detail oriented and accurate in what he delivers, and his legal analysis is first rate.

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United Arab Emirates: The English bar

Construction

Within: Leading silks

David Thomas QC - Keatings ChambersAn exceptional talent in the construction field.

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