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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. Vincent has been involved in a number of high-profile cases across his different areas of practice such as the Walter Lilley v Clin, Cofely v Bingham, Celtic v Knowles, the Greater Gabbard windfarm dispute, the new Hong Kong airport, the Gerrard’s Cross tunnel collapse, the refurbishment of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis complex, the Wembley Stadium dispute, and the construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. Recent instructions have related to waste to energy power plants, coal fired power stations, offshore windfarms, North Sea oil exploration equipment, allegations of bias and fraud in arbitration, and prominent architect’s negligence disputes. Vincent’s personal advocacy experience covers most tribunals in the country, extending from criminal jury trials, to the High Court (mainly, but not exclusively, the Technology and Construction Court), the Court of Appeal, arbitrations, adjudications and, professional disciplinary boards. He has also appeared in the House of Lords in one of the most important commercial cases of the last 20 years (SAAMCO).


Qualified 1991; US bank 1988-90; barrister QC 2011; Contributor to Keating on Construction Contracts (10th edition 2016); contracts editorial team ‘Keating on JCT’ 2006-09; editor, chapter on construction, Chitty on Contracts (29th and 30th edition); author, chapter on Tort, ‘Architects Legal Handbook’ (2009); editor ‘Butterworths Professional Negligence Service’ (1999).


TECBAR; COMBAR; LCLCBA; Professional Negligence Bar Association; Society of Construction Law.


Dartford Grammar School; Clare College, Cambridge University (1987 BA History; MA); City University (1990 Diploma in Law); Council of Legal Education (1991 Barrister at Law).


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Lawyer Rankings

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Construction, energy and infrastructure

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Vincent Moran QCKeating ChambersAn impressive and persuasive advocate.

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 5

Vincent Moran QCKeating ChambersProvides the best level of service and quality of work.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Vincent Moran QCKeating ChambersHe is tough in court and is well-liked by clients.