Keating Chambers is a leading commercial set. It is one of the two top construction chambers in the UK and worldwide.
Who We Are
Keating Chambers is a leading set specialising in high profile construction, engineering, energy, infrastructure, international arbitration, EU procurement, professional negligence, shipbuilding and marine engineering and technology disputes. These disputes often relate to high-profile projects in the UK and overseas and typically involve complex issues in the law of tort, contract and restitution. Chambers is based in modern premises just outside the Temple.
Chambers’ areas of practice are dynamic and challenging. The relevant principles of law are constantly developing and the technical complexity of disputes requires thorough analytical skills. In their first years of practice, tenants can expect earnings equivalent to those in other top commercial sets.
Our barristers regularly appear in the UK courts including the Technology and Construction Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, the Privy Council. We are also frequently instructed to act in international hearings across Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Caribbean. Our expertise in alternative dispute resolution covers both UK and international arbitration, adjudication (statutory and contractual), mediation, dispute review boards and expert determination. Members regularly publish books, articles and journals, such as Keating on Construction Contracts (the leading textbook in its field).
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We are fully committed to equality and diversity in both recruitment and the provision of services and all applications (be it for staff, tenants, pupils or mini-pupils) are considered on merit alone. We use a contextual recruitment system and all our selection procedures are operated without discrimination.
We are a friendly and welcoming set. We want to ensure that we attract the best candidates, offer the best candidates a pupillage and retain them as tenants. We want our chambers to reflect the diversity of the people we serve and seek to serve and we recognise that the best barristers do not all come f rom the same mould.
We participate in many initiatives to help improve diversity at Keating and more widely at the Bar. These include hosting an annual Women at the Commercial Bar event, participating in the Commercial Bar’s mentoring scheme for underrepresented groups and the Bar Council’s Reverse Mentoring Scheme. We are a founding partner of Bridging the Bar, a charity committed to the promotion of equal opportunities and diversity within the Bar, and we were one of the first five sets to sign up to the 10,000 Black Interns programme.