Construction & Engineering has long been one of our core practice areas.

We have a large team of specialists, including many of the top silks and juniors at the commercial Bar and are widely respected for our mastery of complex technical detail, our keen understanding of the commercial challenges our clients face, and our outstanding advocacy.

Lauded as “one of the go-to sets for construction matters” (Chambers & Partners), we offer huge experience and industry knowledge across the construction and engineering sectors, both in the UK and internationally. Our work includes major infrastructure projects, high-profile commercial developments, landmark public buildings, large-scale energy projects, PFI/PPP projects, sports stadia, hospitals and airports.

Our barristers appear in some of the most high-profile, high-value, and important construction litigation in the Technology & Construction Court, Commercial Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Our work spans the full spectrum of dispute resolution, including arbitration (domestic and international), adjudication, dispute boards, and mediation. Often, we are engaged in an advisory and strategic capacity at the very outset of disputes and then throughout the lifespan of a case.

International construction work has long been at the forefront of our practice. We offer in-depth experience in international arbitration across many regions, including the Middle East – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Qatar and Oman – and the Far East including Singapore, China, and Hong Kong, where we maintain an office. Many of our team members are also registered as advocates in other jurisdictions, including Australia, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, the DIFC, Ireland, Malaysia and Singapore.

Our Construction & Engineering practice is further augmented by the breadth of our expertise in professional negligence, insurance, and commercial law, making us uniquely placed among construction specialist sets to advise clients on the full implications of their disputes.

King's Counsel

Sean Brannigan KC

Head of Chambers Call 1994 King's Counsel 2009

Rachel Ansell KC

Head of Chambers Call 1995 King's Counsel 2014

Lord Marks KC

Call 1975 King's Counsel 1995

Michael Douglas KC

Call 1974 King's Counsel 1997

Jeremy Nicholson KC

Call 1977 King's Counsel 2000

Nigel Tozzi KC

Call 1980 King's Counsel 2001

James Cross KC

Call 1985 King's Counsel 2006

Nick Vineall KC

Call 1988 King's Counsel 2006

Michael Davie KC

Call 1993 King's Counsel 2010

Benjamin Pilling KC

Call 1997 King's Counsel 2015

Alexander Hickey KC

Call 1995 King's Counsel 2016

Lynne McCafferty KC

Call 1997 King's Counsel 2018

Alex Potts KC

Call 2000 King's Counsel 2018

James Leabeater KC

Call 1999 King's Counsel 2019

Jessica Stephens KC

Call 2001 King's Counsel 2019

Claire Packman KC

Call 1996 King's Counsel 2021

Alexander Wright KC

Call 2007 King's Counsel 2022

Jonathan Lewis KC

Call 1996 King's Counsel 2023

Sanjay Patel KC

Call 2010 King's Counsel 2024


Allen Dyer

Call 1976

Simon Henderson

Call 1993

Kate Vaughan-Neil

Call 1994

Alison Potter

Call 1987

James Bowling

Call 1999

Jennie Gillies, FCiArb

Call 2000

Kate Livesey

Call 2001

Peter Oliver

Call 2002

Thomas Crangle

Call 2002

George Woods

Call 2003

James Hatt

Call 2003

Ron Chatterjee

Call 2004

Simon Goldstone

Call 2004

Luke Wygas

Call 2004

Laura Crowley

Call 2005

Richard Osborne

Call 2005

Simon Hale

Call 2006

Andrew Stevens

Call 2007

Daniel Goodkin

Call 2008

Alice Carse

Call 2008

Iain Munro

Call 2009

Martyn Naylor

Call 2009

Rani Noakes

Call 2010

Laurence Page

Call 2010

Matthew Thorne FCIArb

Call 2011

Gideon Shirazi

Call 2012

Ed Jones

Call 2012

Daniel Churcher

Call 2012

Robert Scrivener

Call 2013

Helen Dennis

Call 2013

Daniel Khoo

Call 2014

Mek Mesfin

Call 2014

Quentin Tannock

Call 2016

Laura Wright

Call 2014

Neil Dowers

Call 2016

Rebecca Keating

Call 2017

Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard

Call 2017 (E&W), 2023 (NY)

Anna Hoffmann

Call 2018

Kajetan Wandowicz

Call 2018

Elliott Cook

Call 2019

Samantha O’Brien O’Reilly

Call 2019

Alex Taylor

Call 2019

Katy Handley

Call 2021

Jacob Haddad

Call 2021

Aphiwan Natasha King

Call 2022

Caroline Ziebart

Call 2022

Richard Nicholl

Call 2019

Full-time Arbitrators

John Rowland KC

Call 1979 King's Counsel 1996

Christopher Moger KC FCIArb

Full-time Arbitrator

For further information in relation to our construction practice, please contact our Senior Clerks, Carl Wall and Stewart Gibbs or our Practice Directors,  Billy Griffiths, Niki Merison and Richard Sumarno.

T: +44 (0)207 842 5555

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