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Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC
Keating Chambers


Barrister specialising in construction and engineering law, including adjudication, arbitration and professional negligence. Alexander’s practice covers a wide variety of cases ranging from client/developer claims, PFI disputes, and adjudication enforcement to professional negligence cases (architects, surveyors, valuers, solicitors and civil, structural and geotechnical engineers). He deals with both contractors’ and sub-contractors’ claims and defects disputes. His work also covers rail projects, disputes relating to bonds (both domestic and international), power stations and oil and gas projects. Alexander is a chartered arbitrator, an accredited adjudicator and mediator. His arbitration work covers both domestic and international disputes. He has been appointed both through party selection and by the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. He was appointed as a recorder in 2007 and as a deputy High Court judge in 2013, sitting in the TCC. Recently reported cases: Grove Developments Ltd v S&T (UK) Ltd [2018] EWHC 123 (TCC); Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Ltd cv Grove Developments Ltd  [2017] BLR 1, [2016] WLR(D) 522, [2017] 1 All ER (Comm) 729, [2017] WLR 1893, [2016] EWCA Civ 990, [2017] Bus LR 824, [2017] 1 WLR 1893, 168 Con LR 1; Al-Waddan Hotel Ltd v MAN Enterprise SAL (Offshore) [2014] EWHC 4796 (TCC), [2015] BLR 47; Rendlesham Estates PLC & Ors v Barr Ltd [2014] EWHC 3968 (TCC), [2015] BLR 37, [2015] TCLR 1, 157 Con LR 147, [2015] 1 WLR 3663.


Qualified 1985; Silk 2006; Middle Temple; chartered arbitrator; recorder; former chairman, former treasurer and committee member of Technology and Construction Law Bar Association; former member of Council of Society of Construction law; member of editorial team ‘Keating on Building Contracts’; accredited adjudicator; accredited mediator; deputy High Court judge (Administrative Court, TCC).




Mill Hill School; Manchester University (1984 LLB Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Alexander Nissen QCKeating ChambersHe is incredibly hands-on, intelligent and user friendly.

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Alexander Nissen QCKeating ChambersAlexander is a compelling advocate, who is extremely approachable and responsive.

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Alexander Nissen QC – Keating Chambers ‘He has a very commercial mindset that makes him stand out and he really understands complex issues whether technical or legal.