Project Finance

Project Finance

What our project finance barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers’ involvement in the funding of major capital investment under PFI or other more traditional arrangements is at the front end contract drafting stage as well as dispute resolution.

Recent significant cases:

  • Moduleco v Carillion [2009] EWHC 250 (TCC) advising and acting for tenderers seeking recovery of their costs from a series of abortive hospital PFI projects.
  • Advising an infrastructure operator on various projects arising under the London Underground PPP arrangements.
  • Tramtrack Croydon Ltd v London Bus Services Ltd [2007] EWHC 107 (Comm) and [2006] EWCA Civ 1743, Court of Appeal, advising and representing Tramtrack Croydon in the major PFI-related litigation relating to the operation of the Croydon Tramlink.

Who to contact

Niki Merison

Niki Merison is the Senior Practice Manager for the Project Finance team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


Niki MerisonEmail


Call: +44 (0)20 7634 9011


Mobile: +44 (0)7872 178 645


Mark Winrow

Mark Winrow is the Senior Practice Manager for the Project Finance team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


Mark WinrowEmail


Call: +44 (0)20 7634 9082


Mobile: +44 (0)7930 333 993


View clerk's team

Richard Wilmot-Smith QC

Richard Wilmot-Smith QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1994

Stuart Catchpole QC

Stuart Catchpole QC

Call: 1987 Silk: 2002

Timothy Lyons QC BL

Timothy Lyons QC BL

Call: 1980 Silk: 2003

Charles Manzoni QC

Charles Manzoni QC

Call: 1988 Silk: 2009

Sean Wilken QC

Sean Wilken QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2010

Marion Smith QC

Marion Smith QC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2015

James Ramsden QC

James Ramsden QC

Call: 1987 Silk: 2016

Kate Grange QC

Kate Grange QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2017

Karim Ghaly QC

Karim Ghaly QC

Call: 2001 Silk: 2017

Adam Robb QC

Adam Robb QC

Call: 1995 Silk: 2018

Parishil Patel QC

Parishil Patel QC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2018

David Brynmor Thomas QC

David Brynmor Thomas QC

Call: 2011 Silk: 2019

Karen Gough

Karen Gough

Call: 1983

Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan Bellamy

Call: 1986

John Denis-Smith

John Denis-Smith

Call: 1998

Jess Connors

Jess Connors

Call: 2000

Alexandra Bodnar

Alexandra Bodnar

Call: 2004

Alexis Hearnden

Alexis Hearnden

Call: 2005

Rachael O'Hagan

Rachael O'Hagan

Call: 2006

Rebecca Drake

Rebecca Drake

Call: 2007

Jennifer Thelen

Jennifer Thelen

Call: 2007

Catherine Dobson

Catherine Dobson

Call: 2009

Benjamin Tankel

Benjamin Tankel

Call: 2009

Patrick Hennessey

Patrick Hennessey

Call: 2010

Rose Grogan

Rose Grogan

Call: 2010

Hannah McCarthy

Hannah McCarthy

Call: 2010

Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee

Call: 2010

Samar Abbas

Samar Abbas

Call: 2011

Tom Tabori

Tom Tabori

Call: 2011

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

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