Adrian Williamson QC > Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC
Keating Chambers


Barrister specialising in construction and engineering law; professional negligence; disputes concerning substantial commercial and technical projects; commercial and international arbitration. Adrian’s practice covers all aspects of law within his specialist fields, including advisory work relating to standard form and bespoke contracts; contractors’, sub-contractors’ and employers’ claims; and professional negligence claims (architects, engineers, surveyors and project managers). This work includes advisory work, drafting and of course advocacy for which he is widely regarded as a formidable opponent. He regularly appears in the Technology and Construction Court in London and on arbitrations in many parts of the UK and abroad. Adrian has also appeared in the Court of Appeal on many occasions and in the Privy Council. He has represented clients in adjudication and mediation and is himself an adjudicator and arbitrator.


QC 2012; qualified 1983; Middle Temple; tenant Chambers of John Loyd QC, 2 Crown Office Row 1985-89; tenant Keating Chambers 1989 to date; wrote chapters on JCT and NSC Forms of Contract for ‘Keating on Building Contracts’ (5th 1991, 6th 1995, 7th 2001, 8th 2006 and 9th 2012 editions); joint editor, Halsbury’s ‘Laws of England’, volume on building contracts (2002); editor ‘Keating on JCT Contracts’; appointed recorder (civil) 2004, crime (2010); deputy High Court judge, TCC.


Working knowledge of French.


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; TECBAR; COMBAR; LCLCBA.


Highgate School; Trinity Hall, Cambridge (1982 BA 1st Class Hons; 1985 MA).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Adrian Williamson QCKeating ChambersFantastic advocate with good attention to detail.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Adrian Williamson QCKeating ChambersHe is very experienced.