Chambers Global

Chambers Global

Construction – London (Bar)

Paul Reed QC

Popular QC with a quality practice both domestically and in the Middle East. His offering is enhanced by his acknowledged expertise across the insurance sector.

Strengths“A very attractive advocate.” “Methodical and commercial.”

Recent work: Advised in Grosvenor Estates v Carillion & Keller, a GBP25 million claim concerning damage to a building incurred during the reconstruction of a neighbouring property.

David Pliener

Highly regarded senior junior who regularly acts in litigation, arbitration and adjudications nationwide and abroad. He has advised on disputes in sectors as diverse as renewables, structural engineering and leisure.

Strengths: “A very commercial problem solver who is brilliant with lay clients.” “He is able to assert a commanding understanding of facts in the shortest time.”

Recent work: Provided strategic and legal advice on a multimillion-pound dispute arising from a tidal energy project in Ramsey Sound.

Michael Wheater

Strong junior with a UK-focused practice who represents clients from across the construction industry, including designers, housing associations and contractors.

Strengths: “Very strong knowledge of contractual law and matters relating to the negotiation of financial settlements.” “Grasps issues quickly and is able to present advice to clients in a very clear, concise way.”

Recent work: Instructed as junior counsel for the respondent in Rydon Maintenance Ltd v Affinity Sutton Housing Ltd, a GBP3 million dispute arising from an adjudication enforcement.

Catherine Piercy

Quality junior whose diverse practice includes regular appearances in adjudications, ADR and high-value litigation.

Strengths: “Her written work is top class.” “She is very commanding and highly effective when dealing with clients and the other side.”

Recent work: Acted for sports charity Cheriton Road Sports Ground Trust in its multimillion-pound final account adjudication against contractors ISG.

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