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Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright KC and Richard Harwood KC
39 Essex Chambers
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Barrister specialising in construction and engineering (contentious); cases include Lanes Group PLC v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd (T/A Galliford Try Rail) [2011] EWCA Civ 1617; AE3-3C Maritza East 1 Eood v (1) Credit Agricote Corporate Investment Bank (Previously known as Calyan Corporate + Investment Bank), (2) Alstom Power System Gmbh [2011] EWHC 123 (TCC); Linklaters Business Services (claimant) v (1) Sir Robert McAlpine ( Holdings) Ltd (defendant) + (1) How Engineering Services Ltd (2) How Goup Ltd (3) Southern Insulation (Medway) Ltd (third bais) [2010] EWHC 2931 (TCC).


Called 1978; QC 1994.


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


North Carolina (BA).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Richard Wilmot-Smith KC39 Essex Chambers ‘A pleasure to work with – he is astute and his analysis is excellent.’

London Bar > International arbitration: arbitrators

(Leading arbitrators)Ranked: Tier 2

Richard Wilmot-Smith KC – 39 Essex Chambers ‘A highly experienced and very compentent arbitrator in construction cases.’

39 Essex Chambers is ‘full of excellent arbitrators‘ and is considered ‘an outstanding construction law set with many of the leading construction law specialists in the country‘. Energy and infrastructure disputes in Europe, the Middle East, Hong Kong and China, all feature prominently on the agenda for its strong selection of full time and part time arbitrators. The members come from an impressive mix of backgrounds, including former judges such as Lord Dyson, highly rated barristers including Adrian Hughes KC and Richard Wilmot-Smith KC, and former solicitors such as Peter Rees KC,  David Brynmor Thomas KC and David Bateson.