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Adam Constable QC
Practices in all areas of construction, energy, shipbuilding and related professional negligence. Widely experienced as both counsel and arbitrator in international arbitration, and adjudication. Adam’s client base is both domestic and international, and he has extensive experience appearing in the UK Courts (TCC and Commercial Courts), and representing multinational clients in front of tribunals constituted under numerous international arbitral rules, including ICC, LCIA, SIAC, DIAC, UNCITRAL, SCC and LMAA. Industry commentary notes Adam’s reputation for his mastery of complex factual and technical detail, devastating advocacy with a client-friendly approach. Adam regularly advises clients on all forms of alternative dispute resolution and has represented clients in mediations, early neutral evaluations and expert determinations. He is regularly appointed as adjudicator, arbitrator (as either co-arbitrator or chair) and independent expert.
Attorney-General’s B Panel 2004; recorder 2010; QC 2011; Governing Master of the Bench, Inner Temple 2013.
TECBAR; COMBAR; LCLCBA; PNBA; Adjudication Society; UKELG; Society of Construction Law.
Trinity School, Croydon; Balliol College, Oxford (1st Class Hons Jurisprudence).
Family, golf, rugby, wine, the odd card trick.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1
‘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.
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‘.
Adam Constable QC –Keating Chambers ‘He has an excellent reputation and is very impressive, which means other lawyers respect his views. He is very good with clients who like his calm manner and empathy.’(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2 (Leading silks) Ranked: Tier 1