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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

Richard Wilmot-smith QC

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

Position

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).

Career

Called 1978; QC 1994.

Member

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Education

North Carolina (BA).


London Bar

Construction

Within: Construction – Leading silks

Richard Wilmot-Smith QC - 39 Essex Chambers ‘Quite pugnacious advocate, and author of serious construction law academia: one of those silks to seek out for difficult cases.’

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Energy

Within: Energy – Leading silks

Richard Wilmot-Smith QC - 39 Essex Chambers ‘Very strong in cross-examinations.’

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Richard Wilmot-Smith QC - 39 Essex Chambers ‘Excellent for energy and infrastructure arbitrations.’

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Richard Wilmot-Smith QC - 39 Essex Chambers ‘Tremendously able.’

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