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Keating Chambers > The Legal 500 Rankings
London Bar > Construction Tier 1Keating Chambers is known as ‘one of the go-to sets’ within the construction industry, its barristers acting on a number of the industry’s largest cases. Court of appeal cases include David Thomas QC and Matthew Finn acting on Walter Lilly v Clin, which may set major precedent for planning and construction law relating to building demolition, and new head of chambers Alexander Nissen QC facing Simon Hargreaves QC in C Spencer Ltd v MW High Tech Projects Ltd, relating to payment notice provisions in hybrid contacts as they relate to the Housing Grants Act. On the arbitration side, its barristers have advised both contractors and public authorities on rail disputes, and advised on key energy project disputes worldwide. Silks and juniors in chambers have continued their involvement in phase two of the Grenfell inquiry.
‘Keating Chambers is one of the go-to sets for construction/arbitration barristers. They have an in-depth knowledge of construction and have a wide range of available barristers at different levels of seniority. Keating Chambers hold regular seminars on various construction issues.’
‘Keating Chambers are active in the construction space and often arrange for their barristers to give lectures on topical issues facing the industry.’
‘Construction focused, consistently high performing chambers packed with talent.’
‘They have an excellent selection of dual-qualified barristers, mediators and a very good clerking and administrative team who I have always found very accommodating and easy to deal with. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending their use when it is needed.’
‘The clerking team at Chambers are responsive and pragmatic – they are fully appreciative of the ebbs and flows of matters and the logistical/administrative challenges this can sometimes involve.’
‘The Keating clerks are the best in the sector. They are friendly, approachable and commercial. They have a real understanding of their barristers’ sectors and practices and that allows them to provide a better service. They are actively involved in organising and attending BD events which allows us to build relationships with them which is important. The stability and low turnover of clerks is also important and this is indicative of the general positive culture that comes across from the clerks at Keating.’
‘Keating has a strong group of arbitrators in engineering and construction. I am never concerned if I have a tribunal member from that chambers.’
‘Very good chambers with strength in depth.’
‘Keating is a leading chambers with high quality barristers and support staff.’
‘Very good set with specialist abilities but a wide range of levels of practitioner.’
‘Efficient and responsive.’
‘James Luxmoore, Will Shrubsall, Oliver Goldsmith and Holly Gavaghan (BD) are great, directed by the unflappable and efficient Declan Redmond.’
Rosemary Jackson QC – Keating Chambers A silk since 2006, Rosemary Jackson QC at Keating Chambers is 'an exceptionally good mediator. She quickly wins the confidence of clients with her knowledge of the issues, and appears to have endless reserves of patience, enthusiasm and optimism'. Jackson is consistently sought out for complex and high-value construction, engineering, energy and offshore disputes, particularly multi-party, PFI, professional negligence and insurance claims, as well as mediations requiring careful project management.
Fionnuala Mccredie QC - Keating ChambersFionnuala Mccredie QC at Keating Chambers is 'thoughtful and reflective in style, and willing to commit time and effort to secure progress'. Mccredie's mediation specialisms include construction and engineering, public procurement, energy, environment, professional negligence and insurance.
Robert Evans - Keating ChambersRobert Evans at Keating Chambers is 'very knowledgeable, calm and unruffable - someone you can put your trust in'. Evans regularly mediates disputes in the construction, engineering and energy sectors; and recent appointments include co-mediating a six-party dispute over alleged defects in a hotel's cladding.
London Bar > Energy Tier 2
Keating Chambers is ‘a go-to set for construction with a great team of very experienced and high-performing barristers’. One client reports that it is ‘a very strong set, with great strength in-depth, and it is very active and visible in the Middle East’. From its prominent role in construction disputes, the set is heavily involved in major energy cases, whether in oil and gas, nuclear power, renewable energy projects and emerging areas such as waste-to-energy plants. It continues to add to its roster of barristers with experience in energy disputes, with Charles Banner QC joining from Landmark Chambers in 2020. Banner is currently involved in a dispute concerning a project to develop a 400kV strategic link between the electricity grids of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Among the set’s leading member are Veronique Buehrlen QC, who handles high-profile energy cases in court and before arbitral tribunals, and David Thomas QC, who is currently involved in a high-value matter concerning the design and construction of a large solar photovoltaic power plant in the Gulf.
‘This is a prestigious chamber. Every barrister we have worked with shows a high standard of proficiency.’
‘Chambers has depth in construction matters with strong junior support to enable cost-effective delivery of services. Good, ongoing training programmes.’
‘Keating Chambers contains some of the most knowledgeable barristers. It allows the exchange of ideas and thoughts for the benefit of their clients.’
‘My first preference is Keating in any construction dispute. They have a deep bench of barristers and expertise and are a pleasure to work with.’
‘In my view, Keating are the No 1 set for construction and engineering and related energy disputes work. They have real depth of talent and experience, and have been my go-to set for over 30 years.’
‘The clerks are always helpful and available, even at odd times. Dominic Woodbridge is particularly helpful. He is very good at managing busy counsel’s calendars and commitments as well as giving clear direction as to availability for busy periods and hearings.’
Keating Chambers is 'in the top two of construction sets in London' and 'offers a superb service' . Clients appreciate the 'huge amount of strength in depth and generally good availability', and the fact that the barristers are 'excellent team players' who 'all worked very well together'. In the past few years, the set has seen some of its more senior members retire, or in the case of Marcus Taverner QC, shift towards a full time arbitrator role. Nevertheless, the set has plenty of senior silks more than able to fill their shoes, with Adam Constable QC and David Thomas QC being two notable examples. Juniors such as Calum Lamont QC and James Thompson have also made good names for themselves in this area.
‘Keating are rightly considered the leading construction chambers. The breadth and depth of their expertise is unmatched, with several leading individuals. I have always found their barristers to be exceptionally capable, responsive and lending additional gravitas to any case.’
‘Keating are the go-to set for construction. I have instructed a number of members of Keating in the last few years, from mid-level junior to senior QC, and all of them have always exceeded my (high) expectations. They understand the pressures and realities of working in the construction industry, and lay clients really appreciate the value this adds.’
‘Top set of barrister chambers, with many specialist barristers to choose from.’
‘This is a prestigious chamber. Every barrister we have worked with shows high standard of proficiency.’
‘Keating are my go-to chambers for anything involving construction & engineering issues. They always seem to attract clever, commercially-minded and approachable barristers whose knowledge of technical issues and the construction industry is second to none. ‘
‘The clerks at Keating are excellent – personable, responsive, commercial and effective. Declan Redmond has built and leads a brilliant team and is unrivalled in developing long-terms relationships with instructing solicitors. James Luxmoore is also highly-effective and easy to deal with.’
Keating Chambers 'is incredibly knowledgeable in construction law', with 'incredible depth at both QC and junior level'. Construction-related professional negligence cases are the set's cornerstone area of expertise; for example, Marcus Taverner QC and Tom Owen are acting for the claimant in Standard Life v Gleeds and others, a multimillion-pound negligence claim concerning the design of the Parkway retail development in Newbury; the case involves issues of whether a claim can be proven by extrapolation and sampling. In another matter, Krista Lee QC appeared in a multi-million pound TCC-related professional negligence claim relating to alleged defects arising from a newly-patented design of five car parks located at Sainsbury's supermarkets. Bolstering the team at the senior end, Samuel Townend QC was elevated to silk in March 2021.
‘Keating Chambers understands construction – its in the set’s DNA‘.
‘The set epitomises strength in depth‘.
‘Great set with first class barristers‘.
‘Friendly, prompt service, and can never do enough to ensure a smooth instruction‘.
‘James Luxmoore and Will Shrubsall are knowledgeable and experienced‘.
‘Jade Clark is enthusiastic and user-friendly‘.
‘Excellent and hugely respected procurement set who we use regularly for high stakes procurement matters. Counsel are all very user-friendly, responsive and down to earth and go down well with clients.’
‘Keating is excellent on public procurement work, with increasingly strong strength-in-depth from senior to junior.’
‘There’s no doubt the chambers is perceived as one of the leading chambers for public procurement.’
‘Keating Chambers is at the very top of the market in public procurement.’
‘Very good all round service – would single out Will Shrubsall who has been excellent to work with on our recent MOD case.’
‘Approachable and commercial, in particular Will Shrubsall.’
‘Keating remains a very safe bet for any complex construction dispute, with an unrivalled selection of bright and able advocates.’
‘Great depth as specialist set. Large amount of top silks and renowned arbitrators.’
‘One of the best sets for construction and engineering work.’
‘Very strong in construction, backed up by very helpful clerking team.’
‘A very helpful and professional clerking team. James Luxmoore is a standout.’
‘The clerking team is focused on delivery and achieving what clients want. They are laser focused.’
‘Keating Chambers is considered the leading set for construction disputes in the UAE and wider Gulf region.’
‘Keating is market-leading in the construction space. There’s no two ways about it, they’re simply ahead of their peers.’
‘Keating has a wonderful set of barristers, ably managed by a really nice bunch of clerks and marketing team.’
‘A very good set of chambers – excellent reputation.’
‘Keating remains a very safe bet for any complex construction dispute, with an unrivalled selection of bright and able advocates.’
‘Declan Redmond and James Luxmoore are familiar faces in Dubai and know the market in the region very well.’
Keating Chambers > Set Profile
Keating Chambers is a leading commercial barristers’ chambers based in London, with a thriving domestic and international practice.
We specialise in providing services across the areas of construction (onshore and offshore), energy, engineering, infrastructure, procurement, property, professional negligence, planning and environment, shipbuilding and marine engineering, and technology. With 67 barristers (including 30 silks) we have the strength in depth across the range of seniorities to support our clients’ needs. We also have a number of international members based in either Africa, Australia, Hong Kong or Singapore, enabling us to provide commercial and practical advice, together with a first rate flexible and client-focused service, worldwide.
Our barristers act in the very highest value and most significant project disputes in the world. Specialists in advocacy, their ability to offer incisive and critical cross examination in conjunction with expertise in presenting a case in the best possible way is of great value to clients. We have formidable experience in all the stages of a construction dispute from procurement issues and early initial advisory work, to mediation, adjudication and litigation or arbitration. Our members appear in the UK Courts (primarily the TCC and Commercial Court), including the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, and in international arbitration, frequently in relation to contracts governed by foreign law. They are familiar with domestic and international, and on and offshore, standard forms of contract (including FIDIC, NEC, IChemE, LOGIC, SAJ and AWES), and regularly act in disputes concerning bespoke contracts. They also have extensive experience with PPP, PFI, and partnering and alliancing contracts. Our expertise is augmented by our experience in construction professional negligence and disputes in other project related sectors such as energy, offshore construction and marine engineering, and infrastructure and utilities.
Internationally, members are instructed as counsel or arbitrator in arbitrations governed by many of the world’s leading appointing bodies, such as the ICC, LCIA, AIAC, DIAC, HKIAC, SIAC and VIAC. They are also instructed/appointed directly by parties to arbitrations under ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. Members act as experts on English law in overseas jurisdictions, and some members have rights of audience in other jurisdictions (such as Dubai (DIFC), Hong Kong SAR, New Zealand, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland).
We are the authors of the seminal practitioner textbook in the field, ‘Keating on Construction Contracts’ (now in its 11th Edition) and other staple industry texts include ‘Keating on NEC3’, ‘Keating on Offshore Construction and Marine Engineering Contracts’ and the ‘Keating Construction Dispute Resolution Handbook’. We are also committed to providing training and development to clients and can offer complimentary in-house training seminars on a broad range of topics.
The talent of our barristers and the dedication of our staff are reflected in Chambers’ success in the leading legal directories and industry awards, most recently winning The Lawyer’s “Chambers of the Year” (2020), Chambers & Partners’ “Construction Set of the Year” (2020) and “International Arbitration Set of the Year” (2019), and The Legal 500’s “Construction & Energy
Set of the Year” (2020).
Our clerking team is renowned for the relationships they foster with clients. The team of 10, headed up by Director of Clerking, Declan Redmond, are widely praised for being responsive, efficient, commercial and user-friendly. They are contactable outside UK working hours to ensure they provide a first-class service to our international clients.
We endeavour to be flexible and innovative in our pricing and service delivery for our clients. Please contact our practice management teams for more information (email@example.com).
|Chief Operating Officer||Alison Croslandfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)20 7544 2600|
|Director of Clerking||Declan Redmondemail@example.com||+44 (0)20 7544 2600|
|Senior Practice Manager||William Shrubsallfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)20 7544 2600|
|Senior Practice Manager||James Luxmooreemail@example.com||+44 (0)20 7544 2600|
|Practice Manager||Dominic Woodbridgefirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)20 7544 2600|
|Practice Manager||Robert Garvanemail@example.com||+44 (0)20 7544 2600|
|Practice Manager||Joel Banksfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)20 7544 2600|
|ADR Clerk||Oliver Goldsmithemail@example.com||+44 (0)20 7544 2600|
|Practice Manager||Jade Clarkfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)20 7544 2600|
|Assistant Practice Manager||Sarah Walkeremail@example.com||+44 (0)20 7544 2600|
|Members of Chambers||NISSEN QC, Alexander (1985)|
|Members of Chambers||UFF CBE QC, John (1970)|
|Members of Chambers||FERNYHOUGH QC, Richard (1970)|
|Members of Chambers||THOMAS QC, Christopher (1973)|
|Members of Chambers||MARRIN QC, John (1974)|
|Members of Chambers||FURST QC, Stephen (1975)|
|Members of Chambers||ELLIOTT QC, Timothy (1975)|
|Members of Chambers||GAITSKELL QC, Robert (1978)|
|Members of Chambers||BOULDING QC, Philip (1979)|
|Head of Chambers||TAVERNER QC, Marcus (1981)|
|Members of Chambers||WILLIAMSON QC, Adrian (1983)|
|Members of Chambers||THOMAS QC, David (1982)|
|Members of Chambers||JACKSON QC, Rosemary (1981)|
|Members of Chambers||HANNAFORD QC, Sarah (1989)|
|Members of Chambers||HARGREAVES QC, Simon (1991)|
|Members of Chambers||HARDING QC, Richard (1992)|
|Members of Chambers||BUEHRLEN QC, Veronique (1991)|
|Members of Chambers||WILKEN QC, Sean (1991)|
|Members of Chambers||MORAN QC, Vincent (1991)|
|Members of Chambers||CONSTABLE QC, Adam (1995)|
|Members of Chambers||HUGHES QC, Simon (1995)|
|Members of Chambers||ROWLANDS QC, Marc (1990)|
|Members of Chambers||STANSFIELD QC, Piers (1993)|
|Members of Chambers||McCREDIE QC, Fionnuala (1992)|
|Members of Chambers||MORT QC, Justin (1994)|
|Members of Chambers||LEE QC, Jonathan (1993)|
|Members of Chambers||SELBY QC, Jonathan (1999)|
|Members of Chambers||GARRETT QC, Lucy (2001)|
|Members of Chambers||BANNER QC, Charles (2004)|
|Members of Chambers||LEE QC, Krista (1996)|
|Members of Chambers||TOWNEND QC, Samuel (1999)|
|Members of Chambers||STEYNOR, Alan (1975)|
|Members of Chambers||EVANS, Robert (1989)|
|Members of Chambers||JINADU, Abdul (1995)|
|Members of Chambers||BUCKINGHAM, Paul (1995)|
|Members of Chambers||COPLIN, Richard (1997)|
|Members of Chambers||CHAMBERS, Gaynor (1998)|
|Members of Chambers||SCOTT HOLLAND, Gideon (1999)|
|Members of Chambers||LAMONT, Calum (2004)|
|Members of Chambers||SIMS, Alice (2004)|
|Members of Chambers||WEBB, William (2005)|
|Members of Chambers||THOMPSON, James (2005)|
|Members of Chambers||LAZUR, Thomas (2005)|
|Members of Chambers||BROGDEN, Peter (2006)|
|Members of Chambers||O'HAGAN, Rachael (2006)|
|Members of Chambers||SAREEN, Ben (2008)|
|Members of Chambers||WILLIAMS, Sarah (2008)|
|Members of Chambers||BURY, Paul (2008)|
|Members of Chambers||SHEARD, David (2010)|
|Members of Chambers||GOLLANCZ, David (2010)|
|Members of Chambers||CONROY, Brenna (2010)|
|Members of Chambers||OWEN, Tom (2011)|
|Members of Chambers||TAYLOR, Simon (1987)|
|Members of Chambers||FINN, Matthew (2011)|
|Members of Chambers||THOMPSON, Charlie (2012)|
|Members of Chambers||MCMILLAN, John (2012)|
|Members of Chambers||WILD, Jennie (2013)|
|Members of Chambers||SMITH, Harry (2014)|
|Members of Chambers||COULSON, Tom (2014)|
|Members of Chambers||HEALISS, Emma (2014)|
|Members of Chambers||FRAMPTON, James (2016)|
|Members of Chambers||MONRO MORRISON, Callum (2018)|
|Members of Chambers||DI FRANCESCO, Harriet (2018)|
|Members of Chambers||STEEL, John (2018)|
|Members of Chambers||SAUNDERS, Thomas (2019)|
|Members of Chambers||GRAFF, Ben (2019)|
|Members of Chambers||DONNELLY, Elizabeth (2020)|
|Members of Chambers||TEH, Wen Jin (2020)|
|Charles Banner||Charles Banner QC (called 2004; silk 2019 – also called in Northern…||View Profile|
|Johan Beyers||Specialises in construction, engineering and commercial disputes, often of substantial commercial value…||View Profile|
|HH Peter Bowsher||Retired TCC judge practising as arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator.||View Profile|
|Peter Brogden||Often the junior of choice for high-stakes, technical litigation, Peter is a…||View Profile|
|Paul Buckingham||After spending eight years with BP as a chemical engineer in the…||View Profile|
|Veronique Buehrlen||Veronique Buehrlen QC has a wide-ranging commercial litigation, international arbitration and advisory…||View Profile|
|Paul Bury||Paul Bury is a specialist in domestic and international commercial construction, offshore,…||View Profile|
|Gaynor Chambers||Gaynor Chambers had a previous career in building surveying and spent several…||View Profile|
|Brenna Conroy||Brenna Conroy specialises in construction, energy, international arbitration and professional negligence work.…||View Profile|
|Adam Constable||Adam specialises in onshore and offshore construction, engineering, energy, shipbuilding and technology…||View Profile|
|Richard Coplin||Richard Coplin is a qualified engineer and spent several years in the…||View Profile|
|Tom Coulson||Tom Coulson has a busy practice in domestic and international construction, engineering,…||View Profile|
|Harriet Di Francesco||Harriet Di Francesco was called to the Bar in 2018 and became…||View Profile|
|Elizabeth Donnelly||Elizabeth Donnelly was called to the Bar in 2020. She joined Keating…||View Profile|
|Timothy Elliott||Tim Elliott QC has specialised in construction, engineering, energy and professional negligence…||View Profile|
|Robert Evans||Robert Evans predominately acts as arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator in international and…||View Profile|
|Richard Fernyhough||Arbitrator specialising in construction and engineering law; arbitration, both international and domestic.…||View Profile|
|Matthew Finn||Matthew Finn has specialist expertise in the resolution of high-value, complex commercial…||View Profile|
|James Frampton||James Frampton specialises in construction, engineering, energy and procurement disputes. He is…||View Profile|
|Stephen Furst||Stephen Furst QC specialises in construction, engineering, energy, shipbuilding and technology related…||View Profile|
|Robert Gaitskell||Dr Robert Gaitskell QC practises from Keating Chambers, specialising in technology, engineering…||View Profile|
|Lucy Garrett||Lucy is “a true star for her generation, who is without question…||View Profile|
|David Gollancz||“He’s like the terminator of procurement law”, David Gollancz is recognised as…||View Profile|
|Ben Graff||Ben Graff was called to the Bar in 2019 and became a…||View Profile|
|Sarah Hannaford||Sarah Hannaford QC is a leading commercial barrister whose work spans both…||View Profile|
|Richard Harding||Richard Harding QC has been described as “without a doubt the leading…||View Profile|
|Simon Hargreaves||Simon Hargreaves QC specialises in disputes arising from construction, process engineering and…||View Profile|
|Emma Healiss||Emma Healiss specialises in domestic and international construction, engineering, energy and procurement…||View Profile|
|Simon Hughes||Simon Hughes QC is a specialist silk in major construction, engineering, shipbuilding…||View Profile|
|Rosemary Jackson QC||Rosemary Jackson is in full-time practice as a Mediator and Conciliator. This…||View Profile|
|Abdul Jinadu||Abdul Jinadu was called to the Bar in 1995 and has been…||View Profile|
|Calum Lamont QC||Calum is an energetic and enthusiastic lawyer, commanding a broad commercial practice…||View Profile|
|Thomas Lazur||Thomas Lazur has a particularly commercial outlook given his background in investment…||View Profile|
|Jonathan Lee||Jonathan Lee QC has a thriving domestic and international practice as a…||View Profile|
|Krista Lee||Krista Lee QC is a specialist in engineering, construction, and energy disputes. …||View Profile|
|Chin Lim||Barrister (Call: 2011, MT), also called to the Singapore bar, specialising in…||View Profile|
|John Marrin||John Marrin QC specialises in construction, engineering and energy-related disputes. His experience…||View Profile|
|John McMillan||John McMillan specialises in commercial arbitration and litigation, with a focus on…||View Profile|
|Fionnuala Mccredie||Fionnuala McCredie was called to the Bar in 1992 and specialises in…||View Profile|
|Callum Monro Morrison||Callum Monro Morrison was called to the Bar in 2018 and became…||View Profile|
|Vincent Moran||Vincent Moran is a leading QC whose practice covers a wide range…||View Profile|
|Justin Mort||Justin Mort QC specialises in high value construction disputes with a particular…||View Profile|
|Alexander Nissen||Alexander Nissen was called to the Bar in 1985, became a Queen’s…||View Profile|
|Tom Owen||Tom Owen specialises in construction, commercial, professional negligence and energy disputes. Tom…||View Profile|
|Rachael O’Hagan||Rachael specialises in high-value construction, engineering, technology, infrastructure, nuclear/energy along with professional…||View Profile|
|Louise Randall||Barrister specialising in construction and engineering disputes (litigation, arbitration and adjudication), professional…||View Profile|
|Elizabeth Repper||Ranked in the Legal 500, Elizabeth Repper is a full time mediator…||View Profile|
|Marc Rowlands||Marc Rowlands QC’s practice covers the full range of construction, engineering and…||View Profile|
|Ben Sareen||A specialist in construction, engineering, energy, shipbuilding, telecoms and related professional negligence…||View Profile|
|Thomas Saunders||Thomas Saunders was called to the Bar in 2019 and became a…||View Profile|
|Gideon Scott Holland||Recommended for his thorough approach and ability to get on well with…||View Profile|
|Jonathan Selby||Jonathan Selby QC was called to the Bar in 1999 and was…||View Profile|
|David Sheard||David Sheard has developed a busy and wide-ranging practice, encompassing all key…||View Profile|
|Alice Sims||Alice Sims specialises in construction and engineering disputes along with professional negligence, regulatory…||View Profile|
|Harry Smith||Harry Smith specialises in construction and energy disputes. He is recognised by…||View Profile|
|Piers Stansfield||Piers has established a reputation as a “formidable advocate” and a “superb…||View Profile|
|John Steel||John Steel was called to the Bar in 2018 and became a…||View Profile|
|Alan Steynor||Alan Steynor was called to the Bar in 1975 and has been…||View Profile|
|Marcus Taverner||Marcus is well known for his understanding of the commercial aspects of…||View Profile|
|Simon Taylor||Simon Taylor is a competition and procurement specialist, recommended in Legal 500…||View Profile|
|Wen Jin Teh||Wen Jin Teh was called to the Bar in 2020 and became…||View Profile|
|Christopher Thomas||Dr Christopher Thomas was called to the Bar in 1973 and appointed Queen’s…||View Profile|
|David Thomas||David is known for his forceful advocacy, incisive cross-examination skills, commercial awareness,…||View Profile|
|James Thompson||James Thompson acts in a wide range of domestic and international disputes…||View Profile|
|Charlie Thompson||Charlie is described as “just a class act with quality of work…||View Profile|
|Samuel Townend||Samuel Townend is a silk with a heavy practice across the spread…||View Profile|
|John Uff CBE||John Uff originally trained as a civil engineer, becoming a specialist in…||View Profile|
|William Webb||Described in legal directories as an “one of the best juniors around”…||View Profile|
|Dawid Welgemoed||Dawid Welgemoed is an Advocate in South Africa (Member of the Cape…||View Profile|
|Jennie Wild||Jennie specialises in high-value, and complex, construction and energy cases, including four…||View Profile|
|Sean Wilken||Sean Wilken QC has practised in high profile, complex, international and domestic…||View Profile|
|Sarah Williams||Sarah Williams is a specialist in construction, engineering and energy disputes, appearing…||View Profile|
|Adrian Williamson||Adrian Williamson was called to the Bar in 1983 and has been…||View Profile|
Keating Chambers > Set Profile
The firm: Keating Chambers is one of the UK’s leading sets of commercial barristers’ chambers, with a thriving domestic and international practice. Barristers at Keating Chambers specialise in providing their services across the areas of construction and engineering; energy and natural resources; infrastructure and utilities; international arbitration; IT and technology; offshore construction and marine engineering; procurement and competition and associated professional negligence. Currently 64 barristers-strong (including international members based in South Africa, Australia or Hong Kong), it has a thriving global practice and strength in depth across the range of seniorities to support clients’ needs. Members regularly appear in the various divisions of the High Court – but especially in the Technology & Construction Court and the Commercial Court – and also the Court of Appeal, the Privy Council and Supreme Court. Chambers’ ADR expertise covers domestic and international arbitration, adjudication (statutory and contractual), mediation, dispute review boards and expert determination. Senior members are also frequently appointed as arbitrators by many of the world’s leading appointing bodies, such as the ICC, LCIA, DIAC, HKIAC, KLRCA, SIAC and VIAC. They are also appointed directly by parties to arbitrations under ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. Members act as experts on English law in overseas jurisdictions, and some members have rights of audience in other jurisdictions (including Dubai (DIFC), Hong Kong SAR and New Zealand).
Areas of practice: Construction and engineering: expertise covers the full range of contractual claims relating to the construction industry, including development contracts, building defects claims and construction delays. Claims expertise includes civil, mechanical and electrical engineering works relating to major international infrastructure projects such as airports, bridges, railways, roads and tunnelling. Members of Keating Chambers have been instructed as counsel in connection with many high-profile major construction projects over the years, particularly in the UK, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Africa.
Energy: expertise in claims relating to the construction of assets for the oil and gas industry including drilling platforms, FSPO’s, oil tankers, pipe laying ships, support vessels, undersea pipelines and on shore process and storage facilities. Members also have experience in power generation, the nuclear sector and onshore and offshore windfarm disputes. With a number of barristers having a dual qualification in engineering, they are well-equipped to handle disputes involving complex technical issues.
Professional negligence: represents a range of clients in negligence actions including claims for and against architects, surveyors, valuers, engineers and other consultants concerned with buildings and engineering projects. Members also advise and represent parties in construction related insurance coverage disputes arising out of liability, material damage, consequential loss, project, CAR and professional indemnity policies.
Shipbuilding and marine engineering: experience in technical marine engineering matters, advising and acting in many international shipbuilding and offshore construction disputes. Experience extends not only to vessels destined for the oil and gas industries, such as FPSOs and jack-ups but also to ferries and to cable laying, naval and general cargo vessels.
Procurement: Keating Chambers appear in many of the most high-profile procurement cases. Members’ breadth of expertise is wide, with instructions in a variety of cases relating to transport, energy, IT and healthcare. Members have appeared recently in the cases relating to legal aid services procurement and have recently acted in the first case on new competition and procurement regulations for NHS services. They are also strategic advisers to authorities and bidders often involved at all stages of the tender process from design to debrief.
Technology: substantial track record in dealing with IT contracts includes disputes concerning alleged failure to meet performance specifications and issues of alleged mismanagement in the development of new software.
Clients: architects, building contractors, building and quantity surveyors, engineers, energy companies, joint ventures, government departments, professional indemnity insurers, property developers, shipyards, software developers and specialist building subcontractors.
- International arbitration: arbitrators
- Dispute resolution > Mediators
Top Tier Set Rankings
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