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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

Marcus Taverner QC

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

Position

Barrister specialising in construction; engineering and energy law; and professional negligence of architects, engineers and surveyors. Marcus Taverner is one of the leading Silks in the field of construction and engineering; professional negligence and energy law. He has an extensive advisory practice and a formidable reputation as an advocate and in particular a cross-examiner. He is well known not only for his considerable strategic acumen and understanding of the commercial aspects of litigation but, in particular, for his mastering of the technical detail of the many complex and high-value cases he undertakes. Over the last 25 years Marcus Taverner has appeared regularly in the High Court, Court of Appeal and also in the House of Lords and he also acts on behalf of clients engaged in adjudications, mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He has also advised on all types of engineering and construction projects in the UK and abroad in countries including Australia, Brazil, China, Estonia, Egypt, Italy, India, the Middle East, Hong Kong, Jordan, Nigeria, Peru, Russia, and the West Indies. He has extensive experience in all forms of major international arbitrations acting especially in power generation projects globally. His recent notable appointments include leading a team of three QCs, four juniors and a substantial solicitor team to success in an LCIA arbitration concerning the manufacture, transportation and subsequent installation in one of the biggest offshore wind farms in the world and several as adjudicator on claims relating to the construction of the Cross Channel Rail Link (CTRL) and, as arbitrator, a dispute concerning a large chemical plant in the Middle East and representing the designer in an arbitration concerning the civils design of a major road construction project in Hong Kong.

Career

Qualified 1981; Gray’s Inn; QC 2000; Bencher 2006; Construction Silk of the Year (Chambers and Partners Bar Awards 2009).

Member

TECBAR; COMBAR; LCLCBA.

Education

Monmouth School; Leicester University; King’s College, London (1979 LLB Hons; 1980 LLM).

Leisure

Music, drama, literature, sport.


London Bar

Construction

Within: Construction – Leading silks

Marcus Taverner QC - Keating ChambersOozes authority and commands respect. A brilliant advocate.

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Energy

Within: Energy – Leading silks

Marcus Taverner QC - Keating ChambersIncredibly hardworking, consistently energetic, and rightly regarded as a doyen of the construction sector.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Marcus Taverner QC - Keating ChambersAt the top of his game.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Marcus Taverner QC - Keating ChambersOne of the best on his feet.

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United Arab Emirates: The English bar

Construction

Within: Leading silks

Marcus Taverner QC - Keatings ChambersHis practice includes cases under ICC and DIAC rules.

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