John Uff CBE > Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC
Keating Chambers
15 ESSEX STREET
LONDON
WC2R 3AA
England
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Work Department

International arbitration.

Position

Barrister specialising in construction and engineering, particularly in international arbitration; appointed arbitrator, umpire and chairman of arbitral tribunals in many substantial disputes in most parts of the world. John has been closely involved in many developments in the construction industry over the past two decades, through committees and publications and has most recently led a Review of the UK Engineering Profession on behalf of the three major engineering institutions. Prior to the recent Engineering Review he served as chairman of a public inquiry into Yorkshire water (1996) and chaired two public inquiries into rail accidents: first the Southall inquiry (1999) and then, sitting jointly with Lord Cullen, into rail safety systems, following the Paddington crash (2001).   More recently he has chaired panel of commissioners inquiring into the activities of the public construction industry in Trinidad and Tobago (2010).

Career

Qualified 1970; Gray’s Inn; bencher 1994; Treasurer 2011:  worked as a design engineer 1966-70; barrister 1970; arbitrator in various disputes since 1977; recorder and deputy judge TCC 1998; professor of engineering law, King’s College, London 1991; emeritus professor 2003;  FICE; FCI Arb; Fellow Royal Academy of Engineering; Fellow Kings College, London; publications of note: ‘Construction law’ (12 ed 2017); Construction Industry Model Arbitration Rules; 100-day model arbitration procedure; contributor to ‘Keating on Building Contracts’, and to ‘Chitty on Contracts’ 29th edition; ICE gold medal 2003; President Society of Construction Arbitrators 2004; vice-president London Court of International Arbitration.

Memberships

TECBAR; COMBAR.

Education

King’s College, London (BSc Engineering; PhD); College of Law.

Leisure

Music, walking.