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39 Essex Chambers

Chambers of Neil Block QC and Alison Foster QC

81 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, WC2A 1DD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7832 1111
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 3978
DX:
298 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.39essex.com
Kuala Lumpur, London, Manchester, Singapore

Adrian Hughes QC

Tel:
Work 020 7832 1111
Email:
39 Essex Chambers (Chambers of Neil Block QC and Alison Foster QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in complex commercial contract work. Main areas of expertise lie within the construction/engineering and commercial fields and include also information technology, rail, energy, project finance, insurance, shipping, international trade and professional negligence cases. Much of his work involves international arbitration and dispute resolution with a particular focus on China and the Far East. He acts as Counsel and also as Arbitrator in many different jurisdictions and under all the main international institutional rules.

Career

Formerly an Officer in the Royal Navy. Called to the Bar 1981. Examiner of the Court 1998. Recorder 2001. Queen’s Counsel 2006. Adjudicator (TECBAR). Mediator (Resolex panel; CEDR qualified); Dispute Board chairman/member for major infrastructure projects.

Languages

French (working knowledge).

Member

Chairman UK Society of Construction Law (2010-11); Chairman China Law Council in the UK; Bar Council International Committee; TECBAR; COMBAR.

Education

Warwick School; Wadham College, Oxford (MA in jurisprudence).


Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Commercial

Within: Commercial – Leading silks

Adrian Hughes QC 39 Essex ChambersA sensible advocate who makes clients feel confident they are getting excellent expertise.

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Construction

Within: Construction – Leading silks

Adrian Hughes QC 39 Essex ChambersTremendously dedicated to each case, with a great understanding of the technical matters in question.

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Energy

Within: Energy – Leading silks

Adrian Hughes QC 39 Essex ChambersHe is exceedingly well respected across Hong Kong and China.

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London Bar

Construction

Within: Construction – Leading silks

Adrian Hughes QC - 39 Essex ChambersVery personable and responsive; a fount of technical knowledge of construction matters.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Adrian Hughes QC - 39 Essex ChambersVery personable and responsive; a fount of technical knowledge on construction matters.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Adrian Hughes QC - 39 Essex ChambersHardworking and a good team player.

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