Barristers of 39 Essex Chambers advise and act on the full range of construction matters for factories, housing estates, oil platforms and refineries, ports and dry docks, schools and universities, tunnels and viaducts, as well as for small domestic conversions.
We can draw together teams of barristers who range from experienced silks to the more recently qualified barristers, to offer a comprehensive and cost-effective service, combining strong analytical, advisory and advocacy skills with pragmatism and approachability.
We work for all sides of the industry: for employers, contractors, and the professional team working on such schemes, funders, insurers and the public sector. We act for and against national and state governments.
We have experience in the typical issues involved in construction disputes: defects, design, delay, extensions of time and liquidated damages, disruption and prolongation, ground conditions, certification, payment, performance bonds, guarantees, letters of credit and other forms of security.
Our work has involved all the major contract forms such as FIDIC, ENAA, Orgalime, the MF/1, IChem E, NEC, JCT and ICE forms as well as misrepresentation, mistake and rectification of contract claims.
We are also able to provide specialist advice and advocacy in relation to environmental, health and safety, insurance, procurement and regulatory issues. We are familiar with the funding and partnering arrangements that have developed around large-scale projects and regularly advise on bonds, guarantees and indemnities.
39 Essex Chambers is a leading construction set described by Chambers & Partners as an “extremely professional outfit, with strong practitioners who offer a good service” with “an excellent reputation for construction law”.
Alastair Davidson is the Senior Clerk for the Construction team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.
Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1181
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