The Members of Chambers and staff of 7KBW will be working remotely from the afternoon of Tuesday 24th March 2020. Chambers’ switchboard (+44 207 910 8300) will be open as usual between 08:00 and 19:00 on Monday to Friday and a duty clerk will be available on +44 (0)7831 394 225 outside of these hours.

Should you have a query about current or new instructions, or would like to arrange delivery of papers, the clerks (collectively) can be contacted by email on, through the switchboard or on their direct line numbers below:

Bernie Hyatt

+44 207 910 8312

Greg Leyden

+44 207 910 8314

Eddie Johns

+44 207 910 8311

Gary Rose

+44 207 910 8313

Joe Clayton

+44 207 910 8378

Sean Hulbert  (Arbitrators’ clerk)

+44 207 910 8379

For more information please call our Clerks on

+44 (0)20 7910 8300


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.