Krista Lee > Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC
Keating Chambers
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Krista specialises in engineering, construction, and energy disputes. She has a BSc in engineering and enjoys complex technical disputes. She has worked on projects concerning power stations, a gold mine, wind farms, highways, railways, chemical and food processing plants, entertainment venues, factories, hospitals and hotels both in the UK and overseas. As a result she is familiar with the full range of construction contracts, consultancy appointments and partnering agreements. She has particular expertise in NEC3 and FIDIC. Krista regularly acts for professional indemnity insurers in claims against engineers, architects, quantity surveyors and project managers and advises on coverage issues. Krista has conducted trials, applications and sought injunctions in the Technology and Construction Court, Commercial Court and Chancery Division. She is familiar with all forms of ADR and has acted as sole arbitrator in two ICC arbitrations and in a domestic arbitration. As counsel, she has experience of international and domestic arbitration using the ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA and other ad hoc rules.


Called 1996; chartered arbitrator 2007; TECBAR-accredited adjudicator 2007; TECBAR panel of arbitrators 2013.




Combar; Tecbar; LCIA; Fellow CIArb; ICC; Society of Construction Law; Society for Computers and Law.


University College, Oxford (1995 BA Hons Jurisprudence; 1997 BCL; 2001 MA); Open University (2003 BSc Hons engineering mechanics, materials, thermofluids, heat transfer, inorganic chemistry); Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Award Writing Examination; Associated Membership of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.


Art, film, yoga.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Krista LeeKeating ChambersDiligent, good tactically and well prepared.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Krista LeeKeating ChambersShe is great to deal with.

Middle East: The English Bar > Construction

(Leading juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Krista LeeKeating ChambersExtremely impressive in cross-examination, particularly on issues related to delay.

Members of Keating Chambers are active both as counsel and arbitrators in the Middle East. Richard Harding QC is the founding and current chairman of the Society of Construction Lawyers in the Gulf, and Simon Hughes QC‘s cases include some of the Middle East’s most high-profile energy projects. Krista Lee followed in the footsteps of many of the set’s senior silks by sitting as an arbitrator alongside her counsel practice – prior to her own appointment as Queen’s Counsel in 2020.