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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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Simon Hughes QC

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

Position

Barrister specialising in construction, engineering, energy and off shore disputes (TCC, Commercial Court and arbitration) together with appellate work. Simon is particularly known for his energy and off shore disputes practice, which involves representing clients around the globe. Simon has particular experience of international power-plant disputes, major infrastructure projects and ship and rig-building work, particularly in the Far East, and in disputes where the governing law is not English law. He has represented and advised clients on disputes in Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Australia, Dubai and other parts of the UAE, various islands within the Caribbean and New Zealand. He has been admitted to the Bar in Trinidad and Tobago and New Zealand for specific cases. Recent reported cases: Arcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd v AMEC (BSC) Ltd [2016] EWHC 2509 (TCC); National Stadium Project (Grenada) Corporation v NH International (Caribbean) Ltd [2015] UKPC 6; Squibb vs London Pleasure Gardens and London Borough of Newham [2013] EWHC 3275 (TCC) (contract/no contract issues); Oakapple Homes v DTR & Others [2013] EWHC 2394 (TCC) (insurance and collateral warranties); Alstom Power Limited v Somi Impianti SRL [2012] EWHC 2644 (TCC) (vesting clauses in terms of plant brought to site).

Career

Qualified 1995; Gray’s Inn; QC 2011.

Languages

German.

Member

COMBAR; TECBAR; LCLCBA; Society of Construction Law.

Education

Magdalen College, Oxford (Scholar Double 1st Class).

Leisure

Opera, ballet, all things German, a bit of gym.


London Bar

Construction

Within: Construction – Leading silks

Simon Hughes QC - Keating ChambersExcellent advocacy and cross-examination skills and strategy.

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Energy

Within: Energy – Leading silks

Simon Hughes QC - Keating ChambersA brilliant advocate. Very clever, very hardworking and very client-focused.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Simon Hughes QC - Keating ChambersVery clever, a brilliant advocate and very hardworking.

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United Arab Emirates: The English bar

Construction

Within: Leading silks

Simon Hughes QC - Keatings ChambersGreat with tricky clients, he rolls up his sleeves and gets involved with the team.

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