Thomas Lazur > Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC
Keating Chambers


Construction, engineering, related professional negligence, financial services and insurance industry. His work is split evenly between High Court litigation and international arbitration. He is also regularly instructed to represent clients in various forms of ADR including adjudication, expert determination and mediation. Thomas has extensive experience in all aspects of claims management, advisory work and advocacy. He has worked with many experts over a range of disciplines on issues of liability and quantum. His advisory experience covers the full range of legal issues typically associated with construction disputes, such as letters of intent and claims associated with delay and disruption. His experience is not limited to purely construction disputes. He has been involved in a range of other commercial disputes involving issues of agency, estoppel, sham contracts, fraudulent misrepresentation, secret profits, sale of goods, restitution and contracts for the supply of electricity and gas. In addition to his work as counsel, Thomas is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), a TECBAR-accredited adjudicator, an experienced mediator, and an advocacy trainer for the Inner Temple.


Called 2005; Inner Temple.


MCIArb; Society of Construction Law; International Bar Association.


Oakham School; Bristol University (2001 BA); BPP Law School (2004 GDL, 2005 BVC).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Thomas LazurKeating ChambersVery easy to deal with, highly accessible and calm.

Keating Chambers is ‘pre-eminent in construction work, particularly complex energy and infrastructure disputes‘ and clients see it as ‘a set to call upon when the facts get messy‘. A number of its members are dual-qualified in engineering, enabling them to handle disputes involving complex technical issues. Another client describes the set as ‘at the top of the tree when it comes to high-quality construction barristers‘ and notes that ‘the clerks’ room is professional and slick‘. Adam Constable QC acted in Hereema Hartlepool v Engie, which concerned the construction of modules to be installed offshore in the North Sea. Veronique Buehrlen QC is involved in high-value arbitrations relating to subsea pipeline construction, logistics services to oilfields in the Middle East, and the construction of a refinery. Among the juniors, Thomas Lazur assisted the claimant in Amec Foster Wheeler v TAQA, a dispute over the Cladhan Field development that is an extension and upgrade of a North Sea drilling platform. Paul Buckingham represented the defendant, a pipework contractor, in a case arising from the fabrication and installation of piping as part of modification works at the UK’s Drax Power Station.

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Thomas LazurKeating ChambersHas excellent attention to detail and very calm.

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Thomas LazurKeating ChambersHe is noted for shipbuilding disputes.