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 thirteen years for ‘Construction Set of the Year’ at the Chambers UK Bar Awards, winning 9 times during that period, and most recently in October 2018. Keating Chambers also won ‘Construction & Energy Set of the Year’ at the 2020 The Legal 500 Awards. Both The Legal 500 and Chambers UK directories rank Keating Chambers as a top-tier set, ‘the first port of call for construction disputes’ and ‘at the top of the tree when it comes to high-quality construction barristers‘.


Keating Chambers is also recommended by the leading directories for its work in the energy sector, 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. In 2020 Keating Chambers won ‘Construction & Energy Set of the Year’ at the The Legal 500 Awards.

International Arbitration

Keating Chambers is recognised for it’s international arbitration work by the Legal 500 (UK, Asia Pacific and Middle East) and Chambers & Partners (Uk, Global and Asia Pacific). Keating Chambers won ‘International Arbitration Set of the Year” at the 2019 Chambers UK Bar Awards. 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 won ‘Set of the Year‘ at the 2020 Lexis Nexis Legal Awards. In addition, over the last few years we have been shortlisted for a number of other Set of the Year awards including The Lawyer Awards (2018 and 2019), the British Legal Awards (2018 and 2019) and the Legal Business Awards (2019 and 2020).

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). 

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.