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Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC

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Keating Chambers (Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC), Paul Buckingham, London, ENGLAND

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Paul Buckingham

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Keating Chambers (Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC)


Specialises in major construction, engineering and energy disputes. Particular expertise in international arbitration work. After spending eight years with BP as a chemical engineer in the oil and gas industries, Paul Buckingham was called to the Bar in 1995. He has extensive experience of numerous arbitrations under ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and ad hoc rules and has also acted on disputes involving most standard form contracts and their derivatives, including the JCT, ICE, IChemE and FIDIC Forms. Also has experience of all forms of ADR including mediation, adjudication and dispute boards. Recent reported cases: MT Højgaard a/s v E.ON [2017] UKSC 59, [2013] CILL 3356, Beck Interiors Ltd v Dr Russo [2010] 1 BLR 37, F Ltd v M Ltd [2009]1 Lloyds Rep 537, Dorchester Hotel Ltd v Vivid Interiors Ltd [2009] BLR 135 TCC, Multiplex Constructions (UK) Ltd v Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd [2008] All ER (D) 04 (Oct), [2007] All ER (D) 358 CA.


Chartered chemical engineer British Petroleum 1985-93; called 1995, Middle Temple; barrister Clifford Chance 1997-2004; barrister Keating Chambers 2004; editor, Construction Law Journal.


Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE); chairman, IChemE Disputes Resolution Committee; IChemE Contracts Committee; Tecbar; Society of Construction Law; COMBAR.


Birmingham University (BSc Chemical Engineering); City University (Dip Law).

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Within: Construction – Leading juniors

Paul Buckingham - Keating ChambersWorks on a range of contentious construction and engineering matters.

Within: Construction

Both senior and junior members of Keating Chambers constitute a ‘formidable line-up’. In the Supreme Court case of MT Højgaard v E.ON Climate & Renewables UK Robin Rigg East Limited, John Marrin QC and Paul Buckingham acted for successful appellants in a case concerning the fitness for purpose of an offshore wind farm; E.ON was awarded €26.25m.

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Within: Energy – Leading juniors

Paul Buckingham - Keating ChambersAssimilates and recalls information at a very detailed level; uses his engineering background to offer practical, creative advice.

Within: Energy

Keating Chambers is a ‘uniformly excellent’ set: its ‘knowledge and experience of construction-related energy matters is second to none’, and its barristers are ‘responsive, approachable and able to work as part of a team’. It covers a wide range of energy matters: Alexander Nissen QC acted for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in a damages case brought by Energy Solutions, and Paul Buckingham represented E.ON Climate & Renewables UK Robin Rigg in a case against MT Højgaard regarding defective grouted connections at an offshore wind farm. Lucy Garrett QC took silk in 2018.

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