Legal 500 UK Bar 2021


We are pleased to have 27 leading silks, 22 leading juniors and 3 rising stars identified in the Legal 500 UK Bar 2021 Guide.  These recommendations span the following 14 practice areas: Construction, International Arbitration (counsel), Energy, International Arbitrators, Procurement, Professional Negligence, Mediators, Planning, Shipping, Environment, European, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Local Government and Administrative & Public Law.  In addition to these individual endorsements, Keating Chambers are also listed as a leading set in several practice areas. A selection of this feedback is included below:

CONSTRUCTION: Pre-eminent’ set Keating Chambers continues to work on the largest and most complex construction and engineering cases both in the UK and internationally.

ENERGY: Keating Chambers is ‘a go-to chambers for serious construction and energy disputes with good depth of experience and high-quality juniors and silks‘. Members frequently act in disputes in the energy sector involving complex technical issues, given that a number of the set’s barristers having a dual qualification in engineering.

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION COUNSEL: The barristers are ‘real specialists who know their trade inside out‘, and have ‘unparalleled strength in depth‘.

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATORS: Keating Chambers is ‘an excellent set of well-managed chambers‘ with ‘a collection of impressive individuals‘. The set has ‘a number of leading arbitrators specialising in international engineering and construction disputes‘.

PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE:A leading construction set‘, Keating Chambers is highly experienced in construction-related professional negligence cases, acting on claims against professionals ranging from architects, contractors and engineers to property developers and surveyors.

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: Keating Chambers is highlighted for providing ‘a great level of service‘ in addition to its ‘strength and depth of expertise’. This growing set is instructed on both sides of disputes; regularly instructed by government bodies, local authorities, and industry clients. Its members handle large-scale transport matters in addition to cases involving healthcare or military equipment.

CLIENT SERVICE: One client remarks that the set has ‘the best clerks room in the city – helpful, efficient, responsive and polite‘. clients also appreciate the set’s ‘very informative and well-run webinars‘.

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