Jonathan Selby QC > Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC
Keating Chambers


Barrister specialising in construction and engineering disputes (litigation, arbitration and adjudication), professional negligence and other related fields of practice. Jonathan regularly acts in high-value litigation, in particular in the Technology and Construction Court, and has also represented clients in the Court of Appeal and Privy Council. Jonathan is often instructed to act for clients through the adjudication process and to represent clients at mediation. Jonathan is an accredited adjudicator and accepts both party and nominating body appointments. Recent reported cases: Rendlesham Estates PLC & Ors v Barr Ltd [2015] 1 WLR 3663; Hills Contractors & Construction Limited v Struth [2014] 1 WLR 1; West v Ian Finlay & Associates [2014] BLR 324; Stella Willis v Rundell & Associates [2013] 6 Costs LR 924;  Partner Projects Ltd v Corinthian Nominees Ltd [2012] 1 BLR 97.


Called 1999; Gray’s Inn; research assistant company and commercial team, Law Commission 1999-2000; Pupil Keating Chambers 2000-01; Tenant Keating Chambers 2001.


French, German.


TECBAR; COMBAR; Society of Construction Law; UK Energy Lawyers’ Group; LCLCBA.


Liverpool College; St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (MA Law 1st).


Playing football and tennis, cinema, cookery.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional negligence

(2018 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Jonathan Selby QCKeating ChambersHe is excellent.

Keating Chambers is ‘outstanding for construction professional negligence cases‘ and its barristers are praised for their ‘skill and approach‘. Technology-related claims are also a key area of specialism for the ‘formidable set‘.  Zagora v Zurich was a key highlight for Jonathan Selby QC, and David Sheard  acted for the architect defending a particularly significant professional negligence claim in Burgess v Lejonvarn.

London Bar > Construction

(2018 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Jonathan Selby QCKeating ChambersUtterly brilliant in every respect, his mind is razor sharp.