Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Date: 26 September 2019

We are pleased to have 44 members recommended in the Legal 500 UK Bar 2020 over eight categories including construction, energy, professional negligence, public procurement, international arbitration (counsel and arbitrators), shipping and mediation. In addition to these individual endorsements, Keating Chambers are also listed as a leading set in several practice areas. A selection of this feedback is listed below:

‘Known worldwide as industry leaders’, Keating Chambers ‘remains top of the tree when it comes to high-quality silks, juniors, and adjudicators at the Bar’ making it, for some, ‘the first port of call’ for complex construction, engineering, and energy disputes, as well as ‘one of the go-to sets’ for the growing area of public procurement litigation. Chambers is praised for ensuring regional firms ‘receive the same level of service and care’ as those in London, which has stood them apart from other sets. The clerking team is a huge strength of chambers and ‘is probably among the top echelon of the clerks’ rooms of any set in London’. ‘They understand solicitors’ pressures and needs, and pull out the stops to meet our expectations.’ The ‘down-to-earth’ clerks are collectively described as ‘fast, responsive, and attentive; they listen to their clients and provide pricing that is always clear’. The team is well led by ‘top-class’ chief executive and director of clerking Declan Redmond and business development director Holly Gavaghan. Deputy senior clerk Rob Cowup is ‘universally liked and always willing to go the extra mile to assist’. Senior practice managers James Luxmoore and Will Shrubsall ‘can be relied upon to recommend counsel for any particular case’.

CONSTRUCTION:The first port of call for construction disputes”

ENERGY:pre-eminent in construction work, particularly complex energy and infrastructure disputes”

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION COUNSEL: “barristers who are willing to work as part of a team and roll their sleeves up with the rest of us, which is much appreciated”

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATORS: “one of the top homes for highly experienced arbitrators of construction, engineering, and infrastructure disputes”

PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE:outstanding for construction professional negligence cases”

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: “home to some of the go-to counsel for public procurement matters”

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