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Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC
Keating Chambers


Barrister specialising in construction and engineering, professional negligence (including architects, engineers, surveyors and solicitors) and procurement and energy. Recent work includes the notable cases of DHL Supply Chain Ltd v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care & Unipart Group Ltd [2018] EWHC 2213 (TCC); Eurocom Ltd v Siemens Plc [2014] EWHC 3710 (TCC); [2015] B.L.R. 1; 157 Con. L.R., [2015] QBD (TCC); 120 Roche Diagnostics Ltd v The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust [2013] EWHC 933(TCC), Pearson Driving Assessments v Minister for the Cabinet Office [2013] EWHC 2082 (TCC), Working Environments Limited -vs- Greencoat Construction Limited [2012] EWHC 1039 (TCC), Harry Yearsley Ltd v Secretary of State for Justice [2011] EWHC 1160 (TCC).


Called 1992; bencher of Middle Temple 2010. Queen’s Counsel 2013.




North London Collegiate School; Manchester University (1986 BSc Hons); Brunel University (1990 MA Hons); Middlesex Polytechnic (1991 CPE).


Skiing, horses and family.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Public procurement

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Fionnuala McCredie QCKeating ChambersQuickly gets to grips with the detail of the case and quickly instills confidence with her grasp of legal and procedural issues.

Keating Chambers is home to some of the ‘goto counsel for public procurement matters’. ‘A popular choice‘, Fionnuala Mccredie QC who acted for Unipart in DHL Supply Chain Ltd v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and Unipart Group Ltd in a case valued at £730m. The ‘technically and tactically strong’ Sarah Hannaford QC combines expertise in EU-wide procurement with related competition issues to tackle high-profile cases. She acted for the Department of finance in Ireland in Eircom UK Limited v Dept of Finance in a procurement and competition law challenge concerning a telecommunications system. ‘A junior of choice‘, Simon Taylor combines his track record in competition law with work on a number of hefty procurement disputes in the transport and IT arenas. Calum Lamont is another highly recommended senior junior who was instructed in Openview v Merton in relation to the letting of a contract for automatic number plate recognition services. At the injunction stage, the case revisited the law on causation for challenging economic operators.

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 5

Fionnuala McCredie QCKeating ChambersVery personable, very bright and hardworking.