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Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC
Keating Chambers


Stephen Furst QC specialises in construction, engineering, energy, shipbuilding and technology related disputes along with professional negligence actions within these specialist areas of expertise.

He acts as an arbitrator on domestic and international arbitrations for bodies including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), DIFC-LCIA and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). He is also an accredited adjudicator and mediator of considerable experience and was appointed to the Dispute Resolution Board for the Forth Replacement Bridge.

His recent appointments include disputes concerning the Panama Canal, solar energy projects in Jordan, hydroelectric companies in Madagascar as well as PFI hospital disputes in the UK.  Apart from the technical issues involved, Stephen Furst QC also considers inter-company agreements, guarantees, Letters of Credit and a variety of commercial disputes. He has a significant international practice with arbitrations relating to projects in Russia, Europe, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Korea, Republic of Ireland, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.


Qualified 1975; Middle Temple; QC 1991; bencher Middle Temple 2000; recorder; editor of ‘Construction Law Yearbook’; ‘Keating on Construction Contracts’.


The Edinburgh Academy; St Edmund Hall, Oxford; Leeds University (1972 BA Hons; 1974 LLB Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > International arbitration: arbitrators

(Leading arbitrators) Ranked: Tier 2

Stephen Furst QCKeating ChambersExtremely well regarded for construction arbitrations.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Stephen Furst QCKeating ChambersHis analysis is very precise and his cross-examination some of the best that I have ever seen.