Construction Barristers

Construction

What our barristers offer

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.

Who we act for

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.

Our experience

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.

Related practice areas

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.

What the directories say

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”.

Who to contact

Alastair Davidson

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.


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Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1181


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Simon Goldblatt QC

Simon Goldblatt QC

Call: 1953 Silk: 1972

John Tackaberry QC

John Tackaberry QC

Call: 1967 Silk: 1982

Richard Wilmot-Smith QC

Richard Wilmot-Smith QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1994

Stuart Catchpole QC *

Stuart Catchpole QC *

Call: 1987 Silk: 2002

Charles Cory-Wright QC

Charles Cory-Wright QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2006

Adrian Hughes QC

Adrian Hughes QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2006

Charles Manzoni QC

Charles Manzoni QC

Call: 1988 Silk: 2009

Peter Rees QC

Peter Rees QC

Call: 2014 Silk: 2009

Sean Wilken QC

Sean Wilken QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2010

Hefin Rees QC

Hefin Rees QC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2013

Marion Smith QC

Marion Smith QC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2015

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2015

Kate Grange QC

Kate Grange QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2017

Karim Ghaly QC

Karim Ghaly QC

Call: 2001 Silk: 2017

Denys Hickey

Denys Hickey

Call: 1975

Geoffrey Brown

Geoffrey Brown

Call: 1981

Karen Gough

Karen Gough

Call: 1983

Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan Bellamy

Call: 1986

Damian Falkowski

Damian Falkowski

Call: 1994

Adam Robb

Adam Robb

Call: 1995

Parishil Patel

Parishil Patel

Call: 1996

Christiaan Zwart

Christiaan Zwart

Call: 1997

John Denis-Smith

John Denis-Smith

Call: 1998

Colin Thomann

Colin Thomann

Call: 1999

Jess Connors

Jess Connors

Call: 2000

Ben Olbourne

Ben Olbourne

Call: 2003

Alexandra Bodnar

Alexandra Bodnar

Call: 2004

Rachael O'Hagan

Rachael O'Hagan

Call: 2006

Rebecca Drake

Rebecca Drake

Call: 2007

Jack Holborn

Jack Holborn

Call: 2008

Catherine Dobson

Catherine Dobson

Call: 2009

Patrick Hennessey
Rose Grogan

Rose Grogan

Call: 2010

Angela Rainey

Angela Rainey

Call: 2010

Hannah McCarthy

Hannah McCarthy

Call: 2010

Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee

Call: 2010

Stephen Kosmin

Stephen Kosmin

Call: 2011

Samar Abbas

Samar Abbas

Call: 2011

Tom Tabori

Tom Tabori

Call: 2011

Melissa Shipley

Melissa Shipley

Call: 2011

Jonathan Darby

Jonathan Darby

Call: 2012

Nicola Kohn

Nicola Kohn

Call: 2012

Adam Boukraa

Adam Boukraa

Call: 2013

Sarah Bousfield

Sarah Bousfield

Call: 2013

Rosie Scott

Rosie Scott

Call: 2013

David Hopkins

David Hopkins

Call: 2013

Lindy Patterson QC

Lindy Patterson QC

Call: 2017 Silk: 2010

Patrick Lane SC

Patrick Lane SC

Call: 1977

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