James Frampton

Call: 2016

Email: jframpton@keatingchambers.com

Tel: +44(0)20 7544 2600

Practice Overview

James Frampton was called to the Bar in 2016 and became a tenant at Keating Chambers in 2017 after the successful completion of his pupillage in Chambers.

James’ recent highlights include being led by Simon Hughes QC in a 5 week international arbitration in Singapore concerning a mine in Western Australia and acting in an ongoing $1bn dispute concerning a power station in the Middle East. 

James regularly appears as an advocate in both the County Court and High Court (TCC).

James is happy to accept instructions in litigation, adjudication and arbitration across the range of Chambers’ specialisms, including: construction & engineering, energy, infrastructure, PFI and procurement disputes.

Practice Areas
  • Construction & Engineering
  • International Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Professional Negligence
  • PFI/PPP
  • Infrastructure & Utilities
  • Advocacy
Construction & Engineering
  • Acting (as sole Counsel) in a High Court (TCC) claim concerning defective drainage pipes.
  • Representing (as sole Counsel) the successful applicant for a final charging order in the High Court (TCC).
  • Acting (as Junior Counsel) for a local authority in respect of cladding and fire-stopping issues under a PFI contract in a housing block.
  • Drafting a Defence and Counterclaim in a final account claim by a Subcontractor.
  • Drafting a Particulars of Claim in a defects claim against the builder of a residential dwelling.
  • Drafting a Statement of Case in domestic arbitration proceedings for defects against the builder of a residential dwelling.
International Arbitration
  • Acting (as Junior Counsel to Simon Hughes QC) in a 5 week SIAC arbitration under the UNCITRAL rules for a very substantial dispute concerning an iron-ore mine in Western Australia. The governing law was the law of Western Australia.
  • Acting (as Junior Counsel) in an international arbitration under the LCIA rules for the Claimant in a US$1bn dispute regarding a power station in the Middle East.
Adjudication
  • Assisting with drafting Particulars of Claim, application and skeleton argument for Part 8 proceedings to prevent a second adjudication.
  • Acting (as sole counsel) in adjudication enforcement proceedings.
  • Acting (as Junior Counsel) in preparation for adjudication proceedings concerning a rail infrastructure development for a major multi-national engineering consultancy.
Professional Negligence
  • Acting (as sole Counsel) in a dispute in the High Court (TCC) concerning a Professional Consultant’s Certificate.
  • Acting for a home-owner in a claim against an architect concerning the negligent design of foundations for a domestic dwelling.
PFI/PPP
  • Acting (as Junior Counsel) for a local authority in respect of cladding and fire-stopping issues under a PFI contract in a housing block.
Infrastructure & Utilities
  • Acting (as Junior Counsel) in adjudication proceedings concerning a rail infrastructure development for a major multi-national engineering consultancy.
  • Representing (as sole Counsel) a major telecommunications provider in numerous County Court claims.
  • Drafting a Defence in a dispute between telecommunications providers concerning the decommissioning of a mobile switching centre.
Advocacy
  • Appearing for the successful Claimant in a one-day fast track trial on whether payments for VAT were due under a building contract.
  • Representing (as sole Counsel) the successful applicant for a Final Charging Order in the High Court (TCC).
  • Representing (as sole Counsel) the Second Defendant at a CCMC in the TCC District Registry in Birmingham in a case involving alleged water ingress to a residential dwelling.
  • Representing (as sole Counsel) the successful Claimant in a summary judgment hearing in Oxford County Court in a defects claim against a builder of a residential renovation.
Case Reports
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