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Chambers of David Berkley QC
3PB
3 PAPER BUILDINGS, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7EU
England
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Work Department

Commercial, Chancery, Construction, Professional Negligence.

Position

Seb’s practice centres on Commercial, Chancery and Construction Law. He has particular expertise in Professional Negligence, regularly acting in claims against architects, surveyors and project managers. His cases frequently involve analysis and cross-examination based on technical, expert evidence.

His reported cases this year include:
1. Burgess v. Lejonvarn (2016) 164 ConLR 165 (TCC) – architect’s duty of care for project management services provided gratuitously and without contract;
2. Dawson v. Bell [2016] 2 BCLC 59 (CA) – Court of Appeal consideration of contribution claim between wrongdoing company directors; and
3. Davy v Pickering [2015] 2 BCLC 116 (Ch) – the discretion to make directions when restoring a company, including provision back-dating the deemed date of presentation of a winding up petition.

In these and other cases Seb has attracted repeat instructions from several Legal 500 top-tiered solicitors’ firms.

Career

Called 2007; Lincoln’s Inn. Publications of note: ‘Forfeiture of fiduciary remuneration following breach of duty: from contract to conscience’ [2010] ‘Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly’ 95.

Languages

Speaks French and Spanish fluently, and has a good working knowledge of Italian.

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association; Associate Member of the Institute of Business Recovery Professionals (R3); Society of Construction Law; Technology and Construction Bar Association.

Education

City of London School; Trinity Hall, Cambridge (MA (Hons) Law); University of Bristol (LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 6

Seb Oram3PBExcellent on construction-related claims.