Peter Brogden

Call: 2006

Email: pbrogden@keatingchambers.com

Tel: +44 (0)20 7544 2600

Practice Overview

Peter Brogden has a broad commercial practice, specialising in technology, construction and energy disputes.

He has extensive experience in commercial litigation, arbitration and adjudication and regularly appears in the High Court. He is also a TECBAR accredited adjudicator.

Peter is known for providing robust commercial advice and risk assessments, and has experience in drafting complex pleadings on technical matters. He also has a good knowledge of the JCT and NEC standard form contracts. He regularly advises on issues including contract interpretation, misrepresentation, damages and enforcement.

In addition, Peter has first-hand experience of the IT sector, having previously been employed as a software developer within a local authority. He has detailed technical knowledge of software design, hardware and network infrastructure.

Practice Areas
  • International Arbitration
  • Construction & Engineering
  • IT & Technology
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • PFI/PPP
  • Commercial
  • Infrastructure & Utlities
  • Offshore Construction & Marine Engineering
  • Professional Negligence
International Arbitration
  • Instructed in an $11 million international arbitration on demobilisation rights for a semisubmersible oil drilling platform in Australia.
  • Represented a Malaysian joint venture on a $300 million international arbitration relating to a Sudanese oil processing facility.
  • Instructed to defend a major delay and defects dispute relating to a semi-submersible oil drilling platform constructed in South Korea.
Construction & Engineering
  • Junior counsel for Brookfield Multiplex in a £280 million dispute arising out of the construction of the Wembley Stadium.
  • Instructed (as Junior Counsel to Peter Fraser QC) by Carillion and Balfour Beatty in a £242 million final account dispute for the East London Line reconstruction works.
  • Acted for Amec plc in a substantial commercial adjudication relating to a Flue-gas desulfurization at a power station in Aberthaw.
  • Acted for Galliford Try plc in a major TCC defects and professional negligence dispute relating to the Broadway Plaza shopping centre in Birmingham.
  • Acted in a final account dispute for landscaping works to the London Olympic Park.
  • Junior counsel in a five-week TCC trial relating to a series of joint-venture property development.
  • Instructed in TCC proceedings against structural engineers (and a design and build contractor) concerning cracking to the warehouse floor of a flour mill.
  • Regularly acts for British Telecommunication plc to secure land rights, recover fees under the New Roads and Street Works Act, and defend damages actions from landowners.
IT & Technology
  • Instructed on behalf of Accenture plc in a £280 million software dispute with British Gas (GB Gas Holdings v Accenture).
  • Advised and drafted proceedings in an action to enforce a software distribution agreement for an anti-virus software product suite.
  • Acted for an IT contractor in a web services procurement project for a central government agency.
  • Advised a technology start-up company on cloud services contracts.
Energy & Natural Resources
  • Acted for Amec plc in a substantial commercial adjudication relating to a Flue-gas desulfurization at a power station in Aberthaw.
  • Instructed in an $11 million international arbitration on demobilisation rights for a semisubmersible oil drilling platform in Australia.
  • Represented a Malaysian joint venture on a $300 million international arbitration relating to a Sudanese oil processing facility.
  • Instructed to defend a major delay and defects dispute relating to a semi-submersible oil drilling platform constructed in South Korea.
PFI/PPP
  • Instructed (as Junior Counsel to Marcus Taverner QC) by a PFI client in a fire-stopping claim from a UK hospital trust.
  • Instructed by a hospital trust in relation to Availability Deductions under a PFI contract.
  • Acted for a hospital trust in a construction dispute against a PFI contractor.
Commercial
  • Instructed by HM Treasury Solicitor on behalf of the Ministry of Defence in the group litigation arising out of the series of British nuclear tests carried out in Australia and the South Pacific in the 1950s.
  • Acted in a High Court dispute relating to the validity of a parent company guarantee.
  • Acted in a professional negligence action against an architect for failure to progress works or obtain adequate planning permission.
Infrastructure & Utlities
  • Junior counsel for Brookfield Multiplex in a £280 million dispute arising out of the construction of the Wembley Stadium.
  • Instructed (as Junior Counsel to Peter Fraser QC) by Carillion and Balfour Beatty in a £242 million final account dispute for the East London Line reconstruction works.
  • Acted for Amec plc in a substantial commercial adjudication relating to a Flue-gas desulfurization at a power station in Aberthaw.
  • Regularly acts for British Telecommunication plc to secure land rights, recover fees under the New Roads and Street Works Act, and defend damages actions from landowners.
Offshore Construction & Marine Engineering
  • Instructed in an $11 million international arbitration on demobilisation rights for a semisubmersible oil drilling platform in Australia.
  • Represented a Malaysian joint venture on a $300 million international arbitration relating to a Sudanese oil processing facility.
  • Instructed to defend a major delay and defects dispute relating to a semi-submersible oil drilling platform constructed in South Korea.
Professional Negligence
  • Acted for Galliford Try plc in a major TCC defects and professional negligence dispute relating to the Broadway Plaza shopping centre in Birmingham.
  • Acted in a professional negligence action against an architect for failure to progress works or obtain adequate planning permission.
  • Defended an architect in a professional negligence and fee dispute claim relating to a luxury private development in Epsom.