Paul Bury > Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC
Keating Chambers


Barrister specialising in domestic and international commercial construction, offshore, energy, professional negligence, infrastructure projects, and regulatory law.

Paul has vast experience in both Court and Arbitration proceedings.  He has conducted several multi-track trials applications, CMCs and adjudication work in Court. He has also been involved in numerous domestic and international arbitrations including under the ICC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL rules.  Paul has experience of drafting pleadings in all forms of dispute resolution, including adjudication. He has extensive knowledge of the JCT, NEC, IChemE and FIDIC standard form contracts and of the offshore LOGIC and SAJ forms.

Having previously worked for a leading international law firm in Brussels on complex regulatory issues involving blue-chip international companies, Paul is adept at taking a commercial approach to legal issues and dispute resolution.

Recent reported cases: Geodesign Barriers Limited vs The Environment Agency [2015] EWHC 1121 (TCC); Eurocom Limited v Siemens PLC [2015] QBD (TCC); [2014] EWHC 3710 (TCC) (07 November 2014); [2015] B.L.R. 1; 157 Con. L.R. 120; Bluewater Energy Services BV v Mercon Steel Structures BC and Others [2014] EWHC 2132 (TCC); 155 Con. L.R. 85; Vivergo Fuels Ltd v Redhall Engineering Solutions Ltd [2013] EWHC 4030 (TCC); [2013] All ER (D) 156 (Dec).


Called 2008. Publications of note: Editor of the Construction Law Reports, Contributor to Keating on Offshore Construction and Marine Engineering (Second edition, 2019), Contributor to Keating on Construction Contracts (First and Second Supplements to the 10th Edition); Inspection Immunity: liabilities of approved inspectors (RICS Journal, September/October 2019); Eurocom v Siemens: a “strong prima facie” case of fraudulent misrepresentation, TECBAR Review Winter 2014/2015; Questioning the foundations of the complex structure theory (Construction Law International (2013) 8(2) 17.


English, basic French and German.




Lenzie Academy; Pembroke College, Oxford University BA Laws (Hons) 2001-2004, BCL 2004-2005.


Film, music, running, tennis, following football.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Paul BuryKeating ChambersHe is a superb junior.

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Paul BuryKeating ChambersShows judgement and ability far beyond his year of call, he is a fantastic prospect.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 6

Paul BuryKeating ChambersAn intelligent and hardworking junior.

Middle East: The English Bar > Construction

(Leading juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Paul BuryKeating ChambersA superb junior.