Our members have considerable expertise in all types of construction and engineering disputes and disputes relating to all aspects of the energy sector, both domestic and international.
4 New Square Chambers was nominated for ‘Construction and Energy Set of the Year’ at the Legal 500 Bar Awards 2022.
‘The set’s “excellent” silks and juniors are highly sought after by contractors and developers to handle the full spectrum of construction disputes, and the set’s strong reputation for professional negligence and insurance issues complements the construction law offering. Chambers has a reputable international construction disputes practice, in addition to its extensive TCC and domestic ADR expertise.’ – Chambers & Partners, 2022
‘Offering ‘great strength and depth in construction and construction-related matters.’ – Legal 500, 2022
We have a wealth of experience in dealing with the many different disputes which can arise on a building project between both employers and contractors and also between contractors and their subcontractors, including disputes as to contract terms, loss and expense claims, delay and disruption, defective work and final account disputes. We act for a wide range of contractors, employers, professionals, funders, insurers and suppliers not only in disputes (including litigation, arbitrations and adjudications) but also in non-contentious matters.
We act in disputes involving all types of construction project including football stadiums, airports, water treatment plants, highways, tunnels, hospitals, power stations, off-shore oil and gas installations, pipelines, power process and waste water treatment plants, retail shopping centres, car parks, office blocks and residential developments.
Many of our barristers also have particular experience in claims involving construction professionals and construction cases involving issues of insurance.
A large number of our cases relate to international projects where the dispute is resolved either before the English Courts or in arbitration. Many of our members are accustomed to dealing with disputes where the governing or procedural law is not English law and some members have rights of audience before courts of other jurisdictions. We are recommended as a leading set for UAE Construction disputes by Legal 500’s UAE guide where we are described as ‘a strong set when it comes to construction arbitration, with a refreshingly hands-on approach.’
Members of Chambers also have experience of disputes relating to energy concessions and disputes regarding commodity pricing.
Recent and current cases include a dispute regarding the construction of a nuclear power station in Finland; the Buncefield litigation; a dispute relating to the operation of an oil pipeline in the Middle East; a dispute relating to a hydroelectric power station in South America and various disputes involving oil and gas facilities in Africa.
We are ranked as a leading set and many of us are recommended individually in the major directories including the Legal 500, Legal 500 UAE, Chambers & Partners UK and Global and Who’s Who Legal.