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Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC
Keating Chambers


Barrister specialising in all aspects of litigation (court, arbitration and adjudication) concerning construction, civil engineering law, IT projects and related professional negligence, both domestic and international. In recent years he has been involved in claims arising from: Crossrail; desalination plant in Qatar; ferry terminal in Jordan; gold mining in Burkina Faso; chlorine manufacture; hydrocrackers; flooding in the Greenwich Millennium Village; the Magna Park fire; the London Underground transmission and radio upgrade project (including Oystercard); a claim concerning turbine design for a nuclear power station; the Chancery Lane Tube derailment in January 2003; the Gerrard’s Cross tunnel collapse; claims arising on the Wembley Stadium steelwork; bond and defects claims concerning the design and manufacture of a new commuter train; tunnelling disputes; wind turbine manufacturing defects offshore and onshore; North Sea gas extraction; construction of a desalination facility in Qatar; and nuclear decontamination. Recent reported cases: Engie Fabricom UK Ltd v MW High Tech Projects UK Ltd [2019] EWHC 1876 (TCC); McGee Group Ltd v Galliford Try Building Ltd [2017] EWHC 238 (TCC); Larkfleet Ltd v Allison Homes Ltd [2016] EWHC 195 (TCC); Greenwich Millennium Village Ltd v Essex Services Group Plc [2014] EWCA Civ 960 (CA); SABIC (UK) Petrochemicals Limited v Punj Lloyd Limited [2014] EWCA Civ 1288; Liberty Mercian Ltd v Cuddy Civil Engineering Ltd [2013] EWHC 2688 (TCC); Carillion Construction Ltd v Stephen Andrew Smith [2011] EWHC 2910 (TCC); AMEC Group Ltd v Thames Water Utilities Ltd [2010] EWHC 419 (TCC).


Qualified 1991; Inner Temple; researcher for ‘Keating on Building Contracts’ (7th Edition); QC 2009.


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


Shrewsbury School (scholar); Worcester College, Oxford (1989 BA Law 2(1)).


Skiing, walking, diving.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Simon Hargreaves QCKeating ChambersMeticulous and very thorough in his analysis.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Simon Hargreaves QCKeating ChambersHe is excellent.