Infrastructure Barristers

Infrastructure

What our barristers offer

39  Essex Chambers has a full complement of leading barristers with sector-specific domestic and international experience in complex infrastructure, construction and engineering disputes. We offer our clients an expert, multi-faceted and practically focused service.

Who our infrastructure barristers act for

  • Landowners
  • Architects
  • Central and Local Government
  • Commercial organisations
  • Construction companies
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • Insurers
  • Investors
  • Joint ventures
  • Lenders
  • Management companies
  • Private individuals
  • Professional consultants

Which infrastructure sectors we cover

  • Airports
  • Ports
  • Stadiums
  • Power stations
  • Offshore construction
  • Shipbuilding
  • Jetties
  • Energy projects, including nuclear, fracking, wind farms and utilities
  • Rail infrastructure and rail disputes
  • Road networks
  • Bridges and viaducts
  • Engineering and technology projects
  • Factories
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Retail and shopping centres
  • Mining
  • Nuclear
  • Car Parks
  • Fire Cases
  • Domestic conversion/construction works

Which areas of infrastructure work we cover

  • Adjudication (contractual and under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996)
  • Arbitration (domestic and international)
  • Bonds
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Commercial
  • Compensation
  • Compulsory purchase
  • Conflicts of law
  • Construction
  • Contract
  • Contractual interpretation/advice on standard form contracts, including FIDIC, NEC3, JCT, ICE
  • Development Consent Orders
  • Defects claims
  • Delay claims
  • Employment
  • Environmental and Planning
  • Finance
  • Health & Safety
  • Insurance
  • Judicial Review
  • PPP/PFI
  • Procurement
  • Professional negligence and liability
  • Regulatory
  • Transport and Works Act Orders
  • Wayleaves & Easements

Jurisdictions we cover

  • Our barristers have experience of acting in infrastructure disputes with an international or cross-border dimension.
  • A number of our barristers are called to the Bar in international and offshore jurisdictions, including the British Virgin Islands,California, the Caribbean, Dubai, Hong Kong, New South Wales, South Africa and Queensland.

Who to contact

Owen Lawrence

Owen Lawrence is the Senior Practice Manager for the Infrastructure 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 7634 9016


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Richard Wilmot-Smith QC

Richard Wilmot-Smith QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1994

Colin McCaul QC

Colin McCaul QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 2003

Adrian Hughes QC

Adrian Hughes QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2006

Stephen Tromans QC

Stephen Tromans QC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2009

Thomas Hill QC

Thomas Hill 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

Paul Stinchcombe QC

Paul Stinchcombe QC

Call: 1985 Silk: 2011

Fenella Morris QC

Fenella Morris QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2012

Hefin Rees QC

Hefin Rees QC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2013

Richard Harwood OBE QC

Richard Harwood OBE QC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2013

Marion Smith QC

Marion Smith QC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2015

Karim Ghaly QC

Karim Ghaly QC

Call: 2001 Silk: 2017

Denys Hickey

Denys Hickey

Call: 1975

John Pugh-Smith

John Pugh-Smith

Call: 1977

Adam Robb

Adam Robb

Call: 1995

Duncan Sinclair

Duncan Sinclair

Call: 1996

Christiaan Zwart

Christiaan Zwart

Call: 1997

Richard Wald

Richard Wald

Call: 1997

John Denis-Smith

John Denis-Smith

Call: 1998

Ben Olbourne

Ben Olbourne

Call: 2003

Alexandra Bodnar

Alexandra Bodnar

Call: 2004

Rachael O'Hagan

Rachael O'Hagan

Call: 2006

Patrick Hennessey
Rose Grogan

Rose Grogan

Call: 2010

Hannah McCarthy

Hannah McCarthy

Call: 2010

Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee

Call: 2010

Stephen Kosmin

Stephen Kosmin

Call: 2011

James Potts

James Potts

Call: 2011

Yash Bheeroo

Yash Bheeroo

Call: 2011

Jonathan Darby

Jonathan Darby

Call: 2012

Lindy Patterson QC

Lindy Patterson QC

Call: 2017 Silk: 2010

Paul Hayes

Paul Hayes

Call: 2005

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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