Construction & Engineering

Keating Chambers has unparalleled expertise and experience in construction law. Our “outstanding silks and juniors” are specialist advocates, committed to providing the best advice legal advice, in conjunction with a practical strategic understanding of the commercial pressures specific to the construction industry, and the highest standards of client care.

We have “formidable” experience in all the stages of a construction dispute: from EU procurement issues and early initial advisory work, to mediation, adjudication and litigation or arbitration. Our members appear in the UK Courts (primarily the TCC and Commercial Court) and in international arbitration, frequently in relation to contracts governed by foreign law. They are familiar with domestic and international, and on- and offshore, standard forms of contract, and differing contract structures such as PFI/PPP. We have appeared in many of the landmark construction cases, and continue regularly to represent clients in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Our barristers act in the very highest value and most significant project disputes in the world.

We are the authors of the seminal practitioner textbook in the field, Keating on Construction Contracts (now in its 11th Edition). Our expertise is augmented by our experience in construction professional negligence and disputes in other project-related sectors such as energy, offshore construction and marine engineering, and infrastructure and utilities.

The talent of our barristers and the dedication of our staff are reflected in Chambers’ success in the directories (top-ranked in construction in both The Legal 500 and Chambers UK Bar Guide for many years) and the multitude of awards we have won.