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 is developing a broad practice across the range of Chambers’ practice areas, including construction & engineering, energy, infrastructure & utilities, PFI and property disputes.

During pupillage, James gained extensive experience of court litigation including assisting his supervisor on a three week TCC trial concerning a high profile London office block, appearing as sole counsel in the High Court (TCC) to secure a final charging order and various County Court hearings. James is also familiar with arbitration, including an international arbitration claiming US$1bn regarding a power station in the Middle East, and forms of alternative dispute resolution such as adjudication.

James has experience of working with a variety of standard form contracts including the JCT, NEC and IChemE.

Practice Areas
  • Construction & Engineering
  • International Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Professional Negligence
  • PFI/PPP
  • Infrastructure & Utilities
  • Advocacy
Construction & Engineering
  • 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.
  • Advising and drafting a letter 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) 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
  • Drafting (as Junior Counsel) a Particulars of Claim in respect of a Professional Consultant’s Certificate provided by a Building Surveyor.
  • 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
  • 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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