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Keating Chambers > The Legal 500 Rankings
Construction Tier 1
'Pre-eminent' set Keating Chambers continues to work on the largest and most complex construction and engineering cases both in the UK and internationally. Piers Stansfield QC and Marcus Taverner QC acted on behalf of the claimant in Essex County Council v UBB, a £100m dispute regarding a PFI waste recycling project. Jonathan Selby QC has acted for the claimant in Zagora & Others v Zurich, a £13m claim in the TCC and Court of Appeal concerning a defective block of 104 flats, prompting the Fire Officer to order an evacuation of the building. In November 2019, Rachael O’Hagan arrived from 39 Essex Chambers, further strengthening her new chambers at the junior end, while Krista Lee took silk in early 2020. The future of chambers looks bright with Harry Smith, Emma Healiss, and James Frampton seen as rising stars in the market.
Keating Chambers is 'an excellent set of well-managed chambers' with 'a collection of impressive individuals'. The set has 'a number of leading arbitrators specialising in international engineering and construction disputes'. The set has a strong flow of full and part-time arbitrators, with extremely good track records for arbitrating disputes in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Full-time practitioners such as Robert Gaitskell QC, John Marrin QC, John Uff CBE QC, Stephen Furst QC and Timothy Elliott QC have established themselves as leading figures in the market, while Richard Harding QC and Marcus Taverner QC enjoy strong reputations as both counsel and arbitrator.
Mediators Tier 1
Rosemary Jackson QC - Keating Chambers Rosemary Jackson QC at Keating Chambers 'invests the time to listen to all parties and really understands what is important to them in moving forward the settlement discussions. Her style is unobtrusive, relaxed and confident but she is prepared to deliver difficult and hard messages when the situation requires. It is testament to her years of experience as a mediator that she makes a very difficult job look relatively easy'. Jackson is widely regarded as a leading mediator for complex commercial, construction and engineering disputes, drawing on her previous experience as a barrister, part-time judge, arbitrator and adjudicator. A silk since 2006, she has practised full-time as a mediator for approximately five years, and has mediated complex commercial multi-party disputes.
Energy Tier 2
Keating Chambers is 'a go-to chambers for serious construction and energy disputes with good depth of experience and high-quality juniors and silks'. Members frequently act in disputes in the energy sector involving complex technical issues, given that a number of the set's barristers having a dual qualification in engineering. Their work covers high-value arbitrations concerning coal-fired power stations, oil production, LNG plants and nuclear power generation. Adam Constable QC has extensive knowledge of large-scale construction projects. Sean Wilken QC, who recently joined from 39 Essex Chambers, handled a force majeure claim arising from an international border dispute between Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire which halted international deep-water exploration in Ghana. 'Calm and considered' Paul Buckingham is among the set's most prominent juniors and Emma Healiss is considered a rising star in chambers. One client remarks that the set has 'the best clerks room in the city – helpful, efficient, responsive and polite'.
Keating Chambers is a 'go-to construction and energy set' with 'a ready availability of counsel'. The barristers are 'real specialists who know their trade inside out', and have 'a very strong domestic and international arbitration tradition'. Aside from its 'unparalleled strength in depth', which was increased following the arrival of Sean Wilken QC and Rachael O’Hagan from 39 Essex Chambers, clients also appreciate the set's 'very informative and well-run webinars'. Major recent cases included an African power dispute in which David Thomas QC led a team of four juniors, including Jennie Wild, while Simon Hughes QC led the four-member team of opposing counsel.
Professional negligence Tier 2
'A leading construction set', Keating Chambers is highly experienced in construction-related professional negligence cases, acting on claims against professionals ranging from architects, contractors and engineers to property developers and surveyors. The set, which is highlighted for the 'depth of both senior and junior counsel', has particular expertise in claims involving complex fire safety issues: Adam Constable QC is representing one of the defendants in Premier Inn v Urban Innovations and others, a multi-party claim relating to alleged defects in the cladding of a hotel. Members of chambers including Adrian Williamson QC, Marcus Taverner QC and Rachael O’Hagan are also involved in the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry.
Public procurement Tier 2
Keating Chambers is highlighted for providing 'a great level of service' in addition to its 'strength and depth of expertise’. This growing set is instructed on both sides of disputes; regularly instructed by government bodies, local authorities, and industry clients. Its members handle large-scale transport matters in addition to cases involving healthcare or military equipment. 'A top choice for advocacy' Sarah Hannaford QC, who can make her points ‘with killer precision’, acted for the Ministry of Defence defending a claim by the unsuccessful bidder for a procurement valued at over £1bn. 'Super advocate' Fionnuala Mccredie QC co-led a large team acting for the Department of Transport in respect of the procurement challenges commenced by Stagecoach and others. Simon Taylor's expertise includes EU and competition law, while James Frampton is notable for both construction and procurement matters.
Commercial set Keating Chambers is a leader in the field of construction, engineering, and energy disputes, as well as public procurement and professional negligence. Chambers has been strengthened by the arrival of Charles Banner QC from Landmark Chambers and John McMillan, formerly counsel at WilmerHale, as well as the elevation to silk of Krista Lee QC. Also of note, during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, chambers pledged £20,000 through the Criminal Bar Association to secure an award for a criminal pupillage that would have otherwise been withdrawn due to financial pressures faced by criminal sets.
Will Shrubsall is very proactive and helpful
Always helpful and prompt. Declan Redmond provides a great service.
Approachable clerks, with a desire to make our lives easier.
Best clerks room in the city. They are helpful, efficient, responsive and polite. I cannot fault them.
Clerking is of the highest quality. Polite, friendly, down to earth and very efficient. There is a particularly fast turn around in terms of confirming availability and providing fee estimates.
Jade Clark is a very impressive clerk. She is unfailingly positive and delivers consistently responsive and high quality service. Nothing is ever too much trouble and she always goes the extra mile.
Due to Jade’s efforts and tenacity with Court officers we got an urgent application before the head TCC Judge in lightning quick time. This proved the decisive factor in settling a matter on very advantageous terms for a client.
Clerks are approachable, on the ball and provide quick responses to queries.
Clerks are great and very responsive. Rob Frankish and James Luxmore are a pleasure to deal with and always find someone who is the right fit for the client.
Clerks are very attentive.
Clerks at Keating have always been strong. They are very commercial, approachable and user friendly. I particularly rate Jade and James.
Clerks room very efficient and again approachable and very accommodating
Declan Redmond is a seasoned veteran and that shows with the service provided by the clerks’ room. We are increasingly working with James Luxmoore who has an excellent bedside manner and made a strong impression, I believe him to be a rising star.
Declan Redmond is a stand out director of clerking – one of the best around.
Will Shrubsall has always gone the extra mile and I would always approach him first. The chambers are very slick and their IT familiarity is second to none.
A great chambers for procurement law, offering several well known QCs and juniors.
A great set and my ‘go to’ for construction and procurement. QCs are ably assisted by an exceptional set of Juniors.
An absolutely excellent set, full of talent.
An excellent set comprising a number of very experienced arbitrators.
An excellent set of chambers that contains a large number of experienced and well regarded arbitrators.
An excellent set of chambers that is well managed. A collection of impressive individuals.
An extremely supportive and knowledgeable set
At the top of every list for Construction and Engineering chambers with leading individuals across the board.
Chambers are known as specialists and are up there amongst the top public procurement sets. Excellent QCs in Fionnuala McCredie QC and Sarah Hannaford QC and and increasing pool of talented juniors with public procurement expertise. Simon Taylor is a very good ‘senior junior’ able to run with complex cases or work with a QC where necessary.
Excellent depth and breadth of service
Excellent strength in depth across the board. The juniors are very good.
Very strong set in terms of procurement disputes. Chambers has two very strong QC leads with in-depth specialist knowledge that are very hands on and become truly a part of the lawyer team with the client.
The set is well organised, excellent at providing updates and looking after clients.
Keating Chambers > Set Profile
Keating Chambers is a leading commercial barristers’ chambers based in London, with a thriving domestic and international practice.
We specialise in providing services across the areas of construction (onshore and offshore), energy, engineering, infrastructure, procurement, property, professional negligence, shipbuilding and marine engineering, and technology. With 60 barristers (including 27 silks) we have the strength in depth across the range of seniorities to support our clients’ needs. We also have a number of international members based in either Africa, Australia, Hong Kong or Singapore, enabling us to provide commercial and practical advice, together with a first rate flexible and client-focused service, worldwide.
Our barristers act in the very highest value and most significant project disputes in the world. Specialists in advocacy, their ability to offer incisive and critical cross examination in conjunction with expertise in presenting a case in the best possible way is of great value to clients. We have formidable experience in all the stages of a construction dispute from procurement issues and early initial advisory work, to mediation, adjudication and litigation or arbitration. Our members appear in the UK Courts (primarily the TCC and Commercial Court), including the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, and in international arbitration, frequently in relation to contracts governed by foreign law. They are familiar with domestic and international, and on and offshore, standard forms of contract (including FIDIC, NEC, IChemE, LOGIC, SAJ and AWES), and regularly act in disputes concerning bespoke contracts. They also have extensive experience with PPP, PFI, and partnering and alliancing contracts. Our expertise is augmented by our experience in construction professional negligence and disputes in other project related sectors such as energy, offshore construction and marine engineering, and infrastructure and utilities.
Internationally, members are instructed as counsel or arbitrator in arbitrations governed by many of the world’s leading appointing bodies, such as the ICC, LCIA, AIAC, DIAC, HKIAC, SIAC and VIAC. They are also instructed/appointed directly by parties to arbitrations under ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. Members act as experts on English law in overseas jurisdictions, and some members have rights of audience in other jurisdictions (such as Dubai (DIFC), Hong Kong SAR, New Zealand, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland).
We are the authors of the seminal practitioner textbook in the field, ‘Keating on Construction Contracts’ (now in its 10th Edition) and other staple industry texts include ‘Keating on NEC3’, ‘Keating on Offshore Construction and Marine Engineering Contracts’ and the ‘Keating Construction Dispute Resolution Handbook’. We are also committed to providing training and development to clients and can offer complimentary in-house training seminars on a broad range of topics.
The talent of our barristers and the dedication of our staff are reflected in Chambers’ success in the leading legal directories for construction litigation and arbitration and the awards we have won. We were shortlisted for “Set of the Year” in 2018 by The Lawyer Awards, British Legal Awards and Legal Business Awards.
Our clerking team is renowned for the relationships they foster with clients. The team of 10, headed up by CEO and Director of Clerking, Declan Redmond, are widely praised for being responsive, efficient, commercial and user-friendly. They are contactable outside UK working hours to ensure they provide a first-class service to our international clients.
We endeavour to be flexible and innovative in our pricing and service delivery for our clients. Please contact our practice management teams for more information (email@example.com).
|CEO/Director of Clerking||Declan Redmondfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)20 7544 2600|
|BD Diirector||Holly Gavaghanemail@example.com||+44 (0)20 7544 2600|
|Deputy Senior Clerk||Rob Cowupfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)20 7544 2600|
|Senior Practice Manager||William Shrubsallemail@example.com||+44 (0)20 7544 2600|
|Senior Practice Manager||James Luxmoorefirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)20 7544 2600|
|Practice Manager||Rob Frankishemail@example.com||+44 (0)20 7544 2600|
|Practice Manager||Dominic Woodbridgefirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)20 7544 2600|
|Practice Manager||Jade Clarkemail@example.com||+44 (0)20 7544 2600|
|ADR Clerk||Oliver Goldsmithfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)20 7544 2600|
|Head of Chambers||TAVERNER QC, Marcus (1981)|
|Members of Chambers||UFF CBE QC, John (1970)|
|Members of Chambers||FERNYHOUGH QC, Richard (1970)|
|Members of Chambers||THOMAS QC, Christopher (1973)|
|Members of Chambers||MARRIN QC, John (1974)|
|Members of Chambers||FURST QC, Stephen (1975)|
|Members of Chambers||ELLIOTT QC, Timothy (1975)|
|Members of Chambers||GAITSKELL QC, Robert (1978)|
|Members of Chambers||BOULDING QC, Philip (1979)|
|Members of Chambers||WILLIAMSON QC, Adrian (1983)|
|Members of Chambers||THOMAS QC, David (1982)|
|Members of Chambers||JACKSON QC, Rosemary (1981)|
|Members of Chambers||NISSEN QC, Alexander (1985)|
|Members of Chambers||HANNAFORD QC, Sarah (1989)|
|Members of Chambers||HARGREAVES QC, Simon (1991)|
|Members of Chambers||HARDING QC, Richard (1992)|
|Members of Chambers||BUEHRLEN QC, Veronique (1991)|
|Members of Chambers||MORAN QC, Vincent (1991)|
|Members of Chambers||CONSTABLE QC, Adam (1995)|
|Members of Chambers||HUGHES QC, Simon (1995)|
|Members of Chambers||ROWLANDS QC, Marc (1990)|
|Members of Chambers||STANSFIELD QC, Piers (1993)|
|Members of Chambers||McCREDIE QC, Fionnuala (1992)|
|Members of Chambers||MORT QC, Justin (1994)|
|Members of Chambers||LEE QC, Jonathan (1993)|
|Members of Chambers||SELBY QC, Jonathan (1999)|
|Members of Chambers||GARRETT QC, Lucy (2001)|
|Members of Chambers||STEYNOR, Alan (1975)|
|Members of Chambers||EVANS, Robert (1989)|
|Members of Chambers||JINADU, Abdul (1995)|
|Members of Chambers||BUCKINGHAM, Paul (1995)|
|Members of Chambers||LEE, Krista (1996)|
|Members of Chambers||COPLIN, Richard (1997)|
|Members of Chambers||CHAMBERS, Gaynor (1998)|
|Members of Chambers||TOWNEND, Samuel (1999)|
|Members of Chambers||SCOTT HOLLAND, Gideon (1999)|
|Members of Chambers||REPPER, Elizabeth (2002)|
|Members of Chambers||LAMONT, Calum (2004)|
|Members of Chambers||SIMS, Alice (2004)|
|Members of Chambers||WEBB, William (2005)|
|Members of Chambers||THOMPSON, James (2005)|
|Members of Chambers||LAZUR, Thomas (2005)|
|Members of Chambers||BROGDEN, Peter (2006)|
|Members of Chambers||SAREEN, Ben (2008)|
|Members of Chambers||WILLIAMS, Sarah (2008)|
|Members of Chambers||BURY, Paul (2008)|
|Members of Chambers||SHEARD, David (2010)|
|Members of Chambers||GOLLANCZ, David (2010)|
|Members of Chambers||CONROY, Brenna (2010)|
|Members of Chambers||OWEN, Tom (2011)|
|Members of Chambers||TAYLOR, Simon (1987)|
|Members of Chambers||FINN, Matthew (2011)|
|Members of Chambers||THOMPSON, Charlie (2012)|
|Members of Chambers||WILD, Jennie (2013)|
|Members of Chambers||SMITH, Harry (2014)|
|Members of Chambers||COULSON, Tom (2014)|
|Members of Chambers||HEALISS, Emma (2014)|
|Members of Chambers||FRAMPTON, James (2016)|
|Members of Chambers||MONRO MORRISON, Callum (2018)|
|Members of Chambers||DI FRANCESCO, Harriet (2018)|
|Mr Charles Banner QC||Charles Banner was called to the Bar of England and Wales in…||View Profile|
|Johan Beyers||Specialises in construction, engineering and commercial disputes, often of substantial commercial value…||View Profile|
|HH Peter Bowsher QC||Retired TCC judge practising as arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator.||View Profile|
|Peter Brogden||Barrister specialising in construction, engineering and technology law. Peter has extensive experience…||View Profile|
|Paul Buckingham||Specialises in major construction, engineering and energy disputes. Particular expertise in international…||View Profile|
|Veronique Buehrlen QC||Veronique Buehrlen QC has a wide ranging commercial litigation, international arbitration and…||View Profile|
|Paul Bury||Barrister specialising in domestic and international commercial construction, offshore, energy, professional negligence,…||View Profile|
|Gaynor Chambers||Barrister specialising in construction and engineering litigation and arbitration, professional negligence and…||View Profile|
|Brenna Conroy||Brenna specialises in construction, professional negligence and property damage work. She has…||View Profile|
|Adam Constable QC||Practices in all areas of construction, energy, shipbuilding and related professional negligence.…||View Profile|
|Richard Coplin||Barrister specialising in construction and engineering litigation and arbitration, professional negligence and…||View Profile|
|Tom Coulson||Tom Coulson was called to the Bar in 2014. He became a…||View Profile|
|Harriet Di Francesco||Harriet Di Francesco was called to the Bar in 2018 and became…||View Profile|
|Timothy Elliott QC||Barrister specialising in construction and engineering and related professional negligence. Clients include…||View Profile|
|Robert Evans||Barrister specialising in litigation and arbitration, primarily in the field of building,…||View Profile|
|Richard Fernyhough QC||Arbitrator specialising in construction and engineering law; arbitration, both international and domestic.…||View Profile|
|Matthew Finn||Matthew Finn is a specialist in resolving commercial disputes. Matthew accepts instructions to…||View Profile|
|James Frampton||James Frampton was called to the Bar in 2016 and became a…||View Profile|
|Prof Michael Furmston||Professor Michael Furmston is an internationally acknowledged authority on contract and commercial…||View Profile|
|Stephen Furst QC||Stephen Furst QC specialises in construction, engineering, energy, shipbuilding and technology related…||View Profile|
|Robert Gaitskell QC||Dr Robert Gaitskell QC practises from Keating Chambers specialising in engineering and…||View Profile|
|Lucy Garrett QC||“A force of nature” and “extremely bright, hard-working and a good cross-examiner,”…||View Profile|
|David Gollancz||Barrister specialising in advice and litigation in connection with public procurement, state…||View Profile|
|Sarah Hannaford QC||Barrister specialising in construction and engineering, arbitration (domestic and international), litigation and…||View Profile|
|Richard Harding QC||Barrister specialising in construction and engineering disputes arising out of projects in…||View Profile|
|Simon Hargreaves QC||Barrister specialising in all aspects of litigation (court, arbitration and adjudication) concerning…||View Profile|
|Emma Healiss||Emma Healiss undertakes a wide range of work relating to construction, energy,…||View Profile|
|Simon Hughes QC||Barrister specialising in construction, engineering, energy and off shore disputes (TCC, Commercial…||View Profile|
|Rosemary Jackson QC||Commercial Mediator, Adjudicator and Arbitrator specialising in construction and engineering law, including…||View Profile|
|Abdul Jinadu||Barrister specialising in construction and engineering disputes (litigation, arbitration and adjudication), professional…||View Profile|
|Calum Lamont||Barrister specialising in construction and engineering disputes (litigation, arbitration and adjudication), professional…||View Profile|
|Thomas Lazur||Construction, engineering, related professional negligence, financial services and insurance industry. His work…||View Profile|
|Krista Lee||Krista specialises in engineering, construction, and energy disputes. She has a BSc…||View Profile|
|Jonathan Lee QC||Barrister specialising in construction, engineering and information technology litigation, arbitration, adjudication and…||View Profile|
|Chin Lim||Barrister (Call: 2011, MT), also called to the Singapore bar, specialising in…||View Profile|
|John Marrin QC||John Marrin QC specialises in construction, engineering and energy-related disputes. His experience…||View Profile|
|Fionnuala Mccredie QC||Barrister specialising in construction and engineering, professional negligence (including architects, engineers, surveyors…||View Profile|
|Callum Monro Morrison||Callum Monro Morrison was called to the Bar in 2018 and became…||View Profile|
|Vincent Moran QC||Barrister specialising in construction and engineering disputes (litigation, arbitration and adjudication), professional…||View Profile|
|Justin Mort QC||Barrister specialising in disputes arising out of construction, energy, infrastructure and process…||View Profile|
|Alexander Nissen QC||Barrister specialising in construction and engineering law, including adjudication, arbitration and professional…||View Profile|
|Tom Owen||Tom Owen specialises in construction, commercial, professional negligence and energy disputes. Tom…||View Profile|
|Louise Randall||View Profile|
|Elizabeth Repper||Ranked in the Legal 500, Elizabeth Repper is a full time mediator…||View Profile|
|Marc Rowlands QC||Marc Rowlands QC’s practice covers the full range of construction, engineering and…||View Profile|
|Ben Sareen||Ben is a commercial barrister specialising in construction, engineering and IT disputes…||View Profile|
|Gideon Scott Holland||Barrister specialising in construction and engineering litigation and arbitration, professional negligence and…||View Profile|
|Jonathan Selby QC||View Profile|
|David Sheard||Barrister specialising in construction, energy and professional negligence. David has undertaken a…||View Profile|
|Alice Sims||Recognised specialist in construction, engineering, and utilities disputes along with professional negligence,…||View Profile|
|Harry Smith||Harry has a broad and busy commercial practice and undertakes work principally…||View Profile|
|Piers Stansfield QC||View Profile|
|Alan Steynor||Barrister specialising in building and engineering disputes including arbitrations; also property work,…||View Profile|
|Michael Stimpson||Barrister specialising in construction, energy and mediation. Cases include: Uniform Construction Limited…||View Profile|
|Marcus Taverner QC||Marcus has an extensive advisory practice and a formidable reputation as an…||View Profile|
|Simon Taylor||Simon practises in the area of public procurement law, competition, regulation and…||View Profile|
|Dr Christopher Thomas QC||Dr Thomas has over 30 years experience acting for clients in the…||View Profile|
|David Thomas QC||Specialises in construction and engineering disputes, professional negligence, and commercial arbitration and…||View Profile|
|James Thompson||Construction, engineering, energy and international arbitration. James acts in a wide range…||View Profile|
|Charlie Thompson||Charlie specialises in construction and engineering, energy and natural resources, related insurance,…||View Profile|
|Samuel Townend||Barrister specialising in construction and engineering domestic litigation and international arbitration, professional…||View Profile|
|John Uff CBE QC||Barrister specialising in construction and engineering, particularly in international arbitration; appointed arbitrator,…||View Profile|
|William Webb||Construction, engineering and related professional negligence. William has a busy specialist practice…||View Profile|
|Mr Dawid Welgemoed||Dawid Welgemoed is an Advocate in South Africa (Member of the Cape…||View Profile|
|Jennie Wild||Jennie Wild’s practice covers a broad spectrum of domestic and international commercial…||View Profile|
|Sarah Williams||Sarah’s practice has developed to encompass a diverse range of cases, including…||View Profile|
|Adrian Williamson QC||Barrister specialising in construction and engineering law; professional negligence; disputes concerning substantial…||View Profile|
Keating Chambers > Set Profile
The firm: Keating Chambers is one of the UK’s leading sets of commercial barristers’ chambers, with a thriving domestic and international practice. Barristers at Keating Chambers specialise in providing their services across the areas of construction and engineering; energy and natural resources; infrastructure and utilities; international arbitration; IT and technology; offshore construction and marine engineering; procurement and competition and associated professional negligence. Currently 64 barristers-strong (including international members based in South Africa, Australia or Hong Kong), it has a thriving global practice and strength in depth across the range of seniorities to support clients’ needs. Members regularly appear in the various divisions of the High Court – but especially in the Technology & Construction Court and the Commercial Court – and also the Court of Appeal, the Privy Council and Supreme Court. Chambers’ ADR expertise covers domestic and international arbitration, adjudication (statutory and contractual), mediation, dispute review boards and expert determination. Senior members are also frequently appointed as arbitrators by many of the world’s leading appointing bodies, such as the ICC, LCIA, DIAC, HKIAC, KLRCA, SIAC and VIAC. They are also appointed directly by parties to arbitrations under ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. Members act as experts on English law in overseas jurisdictions, and some members have rights of audience in other jurisdictions (including Dubai (DIFC), Hong Kong SAR and New Zealand).
Areas of practice: Construction and engineering: expertise covers the full range of contractual claims relating to the construction industry, including development contracts, building defects claims and construction delays. Claims expertise includes civil, mechanical and electrical engineering works relating to major international infrastructure projects such as airports, bridges, railways, roads and tunnelling. Members of Keating Chambers have been instructed as counsel in connection with many high-profile major construction projects over the years, particularly in the UK, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Africa.
Energy: expertise in claims relating to the construction of assets for the oil and gas industry including drilling platforms, FSPO’s, oil tankers, pipe laying ships, support vessels, undersea pipelines and on shore process and storage facilities. Members also have experience in power generation, the nuclear sector and onshore and offshore windfarm disputes. With a number of barristers having a dual qualification in engineering, they are well-equipped to handle disputes involving complex technical issues.
Professional negligence: represents a range of clients in negligence actions including claims for and against architects, surveyors, valuers, engineers and other consultants concerned with buildings and engineering projects. Members also advise and represent parties in construction related insurance coverage disputes arising out of liability, material damage, consequential loss, project, CAR and professional indemnity policies.
Shipbuilding and marine engineering: experience in technical marine engineering matters, advising and acting in many international shipbuilding and offshore construction disputes. Experience extends not only to vessels destined for the oil and gas industries, such as FPSOs and jack-ups but also to ferries and to cable laying, naval and general cargo vessels.
Procurement: Keating Chambers appear in many of the most high-profile procurement cases. Members’ breadth of expertise is wide, with instructions in a variety of cases relating to transport, energy, IT and healthcare. Members have appeared recently in the cases relating to legal aid services procurement and have recently acted in the first case on new competition and procurement regulations for NHS services. They are also strategic advisers to authorities and bidders often involved at all stages of the tender process from design to debrief.
Technology: substantial track record in dealing with IT contracts includes disputes concerning alleged failure to meet performance specifications and issues of alleged mismanagement in the development of new software.
Clients: architects, building contractors, building and quantity surveyors, engineers, energy companies, joint ventures, government departments, professional indemnity insurers, property developers, shipyards, software developers and specialist building subcontractors.
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