Camilla ter Haar has a broad practice which combines commercial and construction law and public inquiry work. She regularly acts in international and domestic matters for a range of public and private clients and their legal advisors. Camilla’s principal practice areas are in commercial and related litigation, including contractual and construction law. She is commonly retained by both the private and public sectors in pre-trial, interlocutory and trial appearances and to advise. She is experienced and efficient in working as a team member with those who instruct her.
Camilla is currently instructed as Junior Counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.
Camilla has a significant practice in Public Inquiry work and is currently instructed as Junior Counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, led by Richard Millett QC and Kate Grange QC.
- Regularly acts in claims relating to the provision and supply of goods and services, both domestically and internationally.
- Experienced in claims relating to breach of contract and actions to recover monies. Provides advice on the validity of Terms and Conditions and exclusion clauses.
- Recent work includes advising with regards to law, tactics and jurisdiction in an action for breach of contract brought both in England and in the USA.
- Acts in claims to enforce guarantees and other forms of security. Frequently provides advice regarding procedure, within and out of jurisdiction.
Recent examples of Camilla’s commercial experience include:
- Arbitration: an international arbitration arising from a trade dispute between a British manufacturer and the Taiwanese government.
- Commercial Court: Claim for unpaid invoices by a Saudi Arabian law firm against a German construction company.
- Chancery Division: Rowley v Dunlop  EWHC 1995 Successfully resisted an application to strike out a claim based on the alleged inadmissibility of expert evidence.
- ICC Arbitration: multi-million pound claim and counter-claim arising out of infrastructure (water treatment) works in the Middle East, including defects and delay issues.
- ICC Arbitration: multi-million pound contract termination claim arising out of major Middle East infrastructure project.
Recent work includes:
- an international arbitration arising from a Qatari based construction project;
- an international arbitration arising from a trade dispute between a British
manufacturer and the Taiwanese government.
Public International Law
- Provided advice regarding proposed Women’s Rights Legislation in Sierra Leone.
Advised One World Action with regards to a draft Trade Union Law in Cambodia.
- Provided advice to ATT Legal with regards to NGO rights in the Arms Trade Treaty
- Recently advised EDLC on Indigenous Land Rights with regard to a proposed
Malaysian Land Rights bill.
- Advised the Western Sahara Campaign with regards to product labelling and the
legality in international law of the practice of labelling produce originating from the
non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara as Moroccan.
Camilla’s specialisation in contractual and construction disputes is reflected in her co-authoring “Remedies in Construction Law”, published by Informa Law.
Camilla’s practice frequently requires her involvement in international and domestic construction disputes. Recent trials include a claim for damages for defective building work and for breach of contract in a construction contract.
Recent examples of Camilla’s construction and engineering experience include:
- ICC Arbitration: multi-million pound claim and counter-claim arising out of infrastructure (water treatment) works in the Middle East, including defects and delay issues;
- ICC Arbitration: multi-million pound contract termination claim arising out of major Middle East infrastructure project;
- Camilla is currently instructed as Junior Counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, led by Kate Grange QC and Richard Millett QC. Her focus has particularly related to façade construction, issues relating to fire spread, and, testing and certification of materials.