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As specialists in all areas of contract law, members of Chambers are well equipped to advise on, and act in, disputes arising out of construction contracts.  Members of Chambers accept instructions to appear in the Technology and Construction Court, as well as in arbitrations.

In line with its well-established shipping practice, Chambers has a particular specialism in shipbuilding disputes.  Over the last ten years a large number of disputes under shipbuilding contracts have been referred to London arbitration and to the High Court, and members of Chambers have been instructed in many of these disputes.  Members are consequently well-versed in the full range of issues that typically arise out of contracts based on the main standard forms such as the SAJ and AWES forms.  Chambers also has a flourishing practice in the relatively niche field of yachtbuilding contracts, as well as FPSO’s and oil rigs.  Some members also have experience of construction projects for dams and energy plants.



Latest Construction News

[2018] EWHC 1056 (Comm) David Bailey QC and Jessica Sutherland acted for the successful defendant in this section 45 application under the Arbitration Act 1996. As the Judge (Mr Justice Males) commented: “this section is relatively little used but, as this application shows, it has a useful role to play.” The question of law was […]

May 10, 2018

[2017] EWHC 253 (Comm) Stephen Hofmyer QC and Gavin Geary were instructed on behalf of Korean shipbuilders, STX O&S, successfully resisting a claim for about $180 million in this Commercial Court trial.  In April 2013 STX&OS entered into an Option Agreement with Teekay Tankers, providing for the construction and delivery of, in Teekays’ option, up […]

February 15, 2017

[2016] EWCA Civ 1041 In Leslie v Farrar Construction Ltd, the Court of Appeal has considered the scope of the defences available to a claim for restitution of mistaken payments.  The case concerned a joint venture for the development of property.  Following the repudiation of the agreement by the funder, the parties made various claims […]

November 1, 2016