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, 2017), 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.

Our long-established expertise in this specialist field was recognised with awards for Construction and Energy Set of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018 and Construction Set of the Year in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2017.

Construction & Engineering legal expertise

Queen's Counsel

Nick Vineall QC

Call 1988 Queen's Counsel 2006

Sean Brannigan QC

Call 1994 Queen's Counsel 2009

Lord Marks QC

Call 1975 Queen's Counsel 1995

Anthony Speaight QC

Call 1973 Queen's Counsel 1995

John Rowland QC

Call 1979 Queen's Counsel 1996

Michael Douglas QC

Call 1974 Queen's Counsel 1997

Jeremy Nicholson QC

Call 1977 Queen's Counsel 2000

Nigel Tozzi QC

Call 1980 Queen's Counsel 2001

James Cross QC

Call 1985 Queen's Counsel 2006

Duncan McCall QC

Call 1988 Queen's Counsel 2008

Michael Davie QC

Call 1993 Queen's Counsel 2010

Fiona Sinclair QC

Call 1989 Queen's Counsel 2013

Rachel Ansell QC

Call 1995 Queen's Counsel 2014

Benjamin Pilling QC

Call 1997 Queen's Counsel 2015

Alexander Hickey QC

Call 1995 Queen's Counsel 2016

Lynne McCafferty QC

Call 1997 Queen's Counsel 2018

James Leabeater QC

Call 1999 Queen's Counsel 2019

Jessica Stephens QC

Call 2001 Queen's Counsel 2019


Allen Dyer

Call 1976

Simon Henderson

Call 1993

Kate Vaughan-Neil

Call 1994

Claire Packman

Call 1996

Jonathan Lewis

Call 1996

Alison Potter

Call 1987

James Bowling

Call 1999

Jennie Gillies

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

Alexander Wright

Call 2007

Andrew Stevens

Call 2007

Adam Temple

Call 2008

Daniel Goodkin

Call 2008

Iain Munro

Call 2009

Martyn Naylor

Call 2009

Sanjay Patel

Call 2010

Rani Noakes

Call 2010

Matthew Thorne

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

Quentin Tannock

Call 2016

Laura Wright

Call 2014

Neil Dowers

Call 2016

Rebecca Keating

Call 2017

Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard

Call 2017

Anna Hoffmann

Call 2018

Kajetan Wandowicz

Call 2018

Full-time Arbitrators

Christopher Moger QC FCIArb

Full-time Arbitrator

For further information in relation to our construction practice, please contact our Senior Clerks Carl Wall and Stewart Gibbs.

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