Rachael O’Hagan joins Keating Chambers

Date: 25 November 2019

We are delighted to announce that leading construction junior Rachael O’Hagan has joined Keating Chambers.

Rachael joins Keating from 39 Essex Chambers, where she has practised since 2009.  She specialises in high-value construction, engineering, technology, procurement, infrastructure, nuclear and energy work along with professional negligence and insurance claims related to these sectors.

Directories recommend Rachael for construction and international arbitration and she is described as “an extremely bright and effective advocate, and a real hit with clients.” Shortlisted for 2019’s “International Arbitration Junior of the Year” by the Legal 500, Rachael’s recent international work includes: acting in litigation concerning LNG works in South America; appearing as sole counsel in DIAC/DIFC-LCIA arbitration hearings; and representing a party in litigation concerning decommissioning works at a nuclear power plant.

Her recent UK experience includes advising on/acting in: a large final account dispute in the TCC; a significant rail franchise procurement dispute; a construction defects case in the TCC, concerning complex warranties issues; advising a large insurer on coverage issues arising from construction defects; and representing a corporate Core Participant in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. Rachael has commented that she is delighted and very excited to be joining Keating Chambers.

Marcus Taverner QC, Head of Keating Chambers, says “We are delighted to welcome Rachael to Keating. She is highly thought of throughout the industry. Her reputation goes before her. She will be a valued asset to Chambers.”

Declan Redmond, CEO, also comments “This is an exciting time for Chambers as we continue to build our strength in depth. Our focus is on providing clients with the highest calibre of barristers and service and the combination of Rachael’s experience and her commercial approach make her the perfect fit.”

This news follows the arrival of Sean Wilken QC in October.


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