Legal 500 UK Bar 2022

Date: 29 September 2021

We are pleased to have 26 silks and 25 juniors identified in the Legal 500 UK Bar 2022 Guide.  These recommendations span the following 13 practice areas: Construction, International Arbitration (counsel), Energy, International Arbitrators, Procurement, Professional Negligence, Mediators, Planning, Shipping, Environment, European, Civil Liberties & Human Rights and Local Government.  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 included below:


“Keating are rightly considered the leading construction chambers. The breadth and depth of their expertise is unmatched, with several leading individuals. I have always found their barristers to be exceptionally capable, responsive and lending additional gravitas to any case.”

“Keating are my go-to chambers for anything involving construction & engineering issues. They always seem to attract clever, commercially-minded and approachable barristers whose knowledge of technical issues and the construction industry is second to none.”


“From its prominent role in construction disputes, the set is heavily involved in major energy cases, whether in oil and gas, nuclear power, renewable energy projects and emerging areas such as waste-to-energy plants.”

‘”Keating are the No 1 set for construction and engineering and related energy disputes work. They have real depth of talent and experience, and have been my go-to set for over 30 years.”

International Arbitration

“Keating are the go-to set for construction. I have instructed a number of members of Keating in the last few years, from mid-level junior to senior QC, and all of them have always exceeded my (high) expectations. They understand the pressures and realities of working in the construction industry, and lay clients really appreciate the value this adds.”

“Top set of barrister chambers, with many specialist barristers to choose from.”


“Excellent and hugely respected procurement set who we use regularly for high stakes procurement matters. Counsel are all very user-friendly, responsive and down to earth and go down well with clients.”

“Keating Chambers is at the very top of the market in public procurement.”

Professional Negligence

“Construction-related professional negligence cases are the set’s cornerstone area of expertise.”

The set epitomises strength in depth.”

Client Service

‘They have an excellent selection of dual-qualified barristers, mediators and a very good clerking and administrative team who I have always found very accommodating and easy to deal with. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending their use when it is needed.’

‘The Keating clerks are the best in the sector. They are friendly, approachable and commercial. They have a real understanding of their barristers’ sectors and practices and that allows them to provide a better service.”

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