Awards and Recognition

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Keating Chambers and its members have received external recognition of their expertise, via recommendations in the leading directories. They have also won numerous industry awards over the years, as detailed below.



Keating Chambers has been consistently shortlisted over the last eleven years for ‘Construction Set of the Year’ at the Chambers UK Bar Awards, winning 9 times during that period including at recent the 2018 ceremony. The Legal 500 and Chambers UK directories rank Keating Chambers as a top-tier set and ‘the first port of call for construction cases’.


Keating Chambers is also recommended by the leading directories for its work in the energy sector, which “garners high praise from solicitors and peers”, and in particular for our expertise in disputes involving upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities, nuclear power plants and offshore wind farms. In recognition of Keating Chambers’ reputation in the market, we are consistently shortlisted for both set and individual awards.

International Arbitration

Keating Chambers is recognised as having “a first-class reputation for major infrastructure, construction and energy-related disputes” (Legal 500 2017), and praised for having “an impressive array of silks and juniors taking instruction as counsel and as arbitrators” (Chambers UK 2018). Keating Chambers is frequently shortlisted for ‘International Arbitration Set of the Year’, which reflects the calibre of the work that members are undertaking internationally, both as counsel and arbitrator, and acknowledges Keating’s global presence.

Set of the Year

Keating Chambers has recently been shortlisted for a number of Set of the Year Awards including The Lawyer Awards (2018 and 2019), the British Legal Awards (2018) and the Legal Business Awards (2019).

Our Members

Members of Chambers are recommended in the leading directories across the fields of construction, energy, information technology, international arbitration, mediation, professional negligence, public procurement and shipping.

In addition, over the years many members have been nominated for, and awarded, the prestigious Chambers Bar Awards for ‘Construction Silk of the Year’ or ‘Construction Junior of the Year’ , most recently Paul Buckingham won the junior award in 2018. Other recent individual awards have gone to Simon Hughes QC (Legal 500’s 2019 Construction & Energy Silk of the Year) and Calum Lamont (Chambers & Partners’ 2018 International Arbitration Junior of the Year). 

with Head of Chambers, Marcus Taverner QC, taking the silk title most recently at the 2015 ceremony and Calum Lamont claiming the junior award in 2016.

Our Clerking Team

The clerking team at Keating Chambers prides itself on delivering exceptional client service, and this is supported by client feedback in the leading directories who consistently recommend the team for their efficiency and professionalism.