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Calum Lamont

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Keating Chambers (Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC)


Barrister specialising in construction and engineering disputes (litigation, arbitration and adjudication), professional negligence and other related fields of practice. He has particular expertise in infrastructure and offshore matters in both domestic and international arbitration as well as the TCC and Commercial Court. He was awarded Construction Junior of the Year by Chambers & Partners in 2016 and International Arbitration Junior of the Year in 2018. He was recently instructed in claims arising out of various discrete obligations relating to the quality and suitability of the glass cladding of a prestigious 26-storey office building in the City of London (125 OBS (Nominees 1) and ors v Lend Lease Construction and ors); in a complicated professional negligence action against engineering consultants engaged to design and detail reinforced concrete elements of a large commercial car park (Arcadis v Amec); and in an ongoing dispute relating to the delayed construction of a jetty in Chile. Outside of construction, Calum has an interest in public procurement and acts for and against contracting authorities. Recent reported cases: 125 OBS (Nominees1) & another v Lend Lease Construction (Europe) Ltd & another [2017] EWHC 25 (TCC); Arcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd v AMEC (BSC) Ltd [2016] EWHC 2509 (TCC); Mutual Energy Ltd Claimant v (1) Starr Underwriting Agents Ltd (2) Travellers Syndicate Management Ltd [2016] EWHC 590 (TCC); Commercial Management (Investments) Ltd v (1) Mitchell Design & Construct Ltd (2) Regorco Ltd (formerly Roger Bullivant Ltd) [2016] EWHC 76 (TCC; [2016] All ER(D) 26 (Feb).


Called 2004, Inner Temple; Keating Chambers 2005 to date; DIFC Registered Practitioner 2016; publications include: co-author, ‘Building Defects’, RICS Case in Point Series (2006); RCIS ‘Case In Point’ series, ‘Contract Administration’ and ‘Construction Claims’; researcher ‘Keating on Building Contracts’; contributor to ‘Keating on Construction Contracts’ (9th and 10th editions); editor of ‘Keating on Offshore Construction’.


French, German.


COMBAR; TECBAR; Society of Construction Law; Inner Temple Junior Bar Association; LCIA Young International Arbitration Group.


King Edward’s School, Bath; St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (2000 MA History double first class; 2001 MPhil Historical Studies); City University (2003 PgDL distinction); ICSL (2004 BVC outstanding).


Rugby, music, outdoor pursuits, classic cars.

London Bar


Within: Construction – Leading juniors

Calum Lamont - Keating ChambersQuick and bright, incredibly thorough and very good drafting.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading juniors

Calum Lamont - Keating ChambersVery user friendly, easy to work with and decisive.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – leading juniors

Calum Lamont - Keating ChambersIncredibly thorough.

Within: Professional negligence

Keating Chambers is a ‘leading set for construction-related professional negligence cases’ and barristers are ‘always accessible’. Technology cases are also a key area of expertise. Calum Lamont is acting against Adam Constable QC in a £20m dispute relating to a defective glazing system in a commercial property in the City of London. Simon Hargreaves QC is leading Jonathan Selby QC in the ongoing litigation relating to issues with the façade of Selfridges in Birmingham.

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Public procurement

Within: Public procurement – Leading juniors

Calum Lamont - Keating ChambersHe is a very able junior and is very helpful and approachable.

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United Arab Emirates: The English bar


Within: Leading juniors

Calum Lamont - Keating ChambersInstructed in a number of Qatar-related disputes.

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