Construction & engineering

Construction & engineering overview

Gatehouse Chambers is “an amazing chambers with gifted barristers” (Legal 500).  The team recently won the Construction Junior of the Year both at the Legal 500 Awards (David Pliener) and Chambers Bar Awards (Catherine Piercy).  It has also previously won the Legal 500 ‘Construction & Energy set of the year.

Recommended as a leading construction chambers by both Chambers UK and Legal 500, Gatehouse Chambers has built a reputation as “a very commercial and forward-thinking” (Legal 500) set whose Construction Team “understands modern commercial realities and treat solicitors like valued clients” (Legal 500). The Construction Team has specialist Construction, Energy and Engineering barristers with a domestic and international practice that sees them advising on complex engineering and infrastructure disputes around the world. Specialist legal expertise and over 40 years of experience mean that practitioners are ideally placed to identify and address legal issues as well as avoid, manage, and resolve disputes.

With the third edition of Construction All Risks Insurance and the companion book Construction Professional Indemnity Insurance, produced by Paul Reed QC with contributions from the construction team, Gatehouse Chambers has established its reputation as a market leader in Engineering, Energy and Insurance related disputes – “a burgeoning construction chambers with noted strength in insurance-related construction disputes” (Chambers UK).  Team members are also at the forefront of effective dispute management with their participation in the development of the new Construction and Engineering Pre-action Protocol, and publication of E-Disclosure: Law and Practice.

The Gatehouse Chambers construction team take part in various events both at Gatehouse Chambers and for external providers throughout the year. This includes a J2J series of construction seminars aimed specifically at less experienced practitioners.

 

Recognition

“A destination set for construction disputes”Chambers UK
“In the top drawer of leading sets in the area of construction law.”Legal 500
“Out on their own for construction and insurance matters”Chambers UK
“Forward-thinking Hardwicke has been involved in a variety of construction disputes, with a particular growth in instructions relating to cladding defects”Chambers UK
“Exceptional performers”Chambers UK
“Impressive. They are genuinely available and willing to help. You can have confidence in whoever is available to provide the requisite advice effectively.”Legal 500

News

Gatehouse Chambers receives record number of recommendations in Chambers UK Bar Directory 2022

21/10/2021

Paul Strelitz and Oliver Hyams appear in first ever English Court of Appeal case on abuse of process by reason of inconsistent position in earlier court proceedings

05/10/2021

Gatehouse Chambers achieves fantastic results in the Legal 500 UK Bar Directory

30/09/2021

Nigel Jones QC – The Lawyer’s “lawyer of the week”

01/09/2021

Gatehouse Chambers involved in mentoring scheme for underrepresented groups at the Bar

01/09/2021

Guideline Hourly Rates – an update

18/08/2021

Dates announced for Construction All Risks webinar programme

17/08/2021

Miguel Henderson becomes a member of Gatehouse Chambers

26/07/2021

Articles

Legal Business International Arbitration Summit content

21/10/2021

Paul Strelitz and Oliver Hyams appear in first ever English Court of Appeal case on abuse of process by reason of inconsistent position in earlier court proceedings

05/10/2021

A “Parasitic” Problem: Are Collateral Warranties Construction Contracts?

30/09/2021

Silence is true wisdom’s best reply – the use and misuse of the Reply

28/09/2021

Mastercard? That’ll do nicely! Do you need to issue a new claim if your amendment might be statute barred?

07/09/2021

Guideline Hourly Rates – an update

18/08/2021

Guideline hourly rates – Emma Zeb provides an update on the Civil Justice Council’s final report

02/08/2021

Hardwicke to become Gatehouse Chambers

15/06/2021

Upcoming events

J2J Construction Online Seminar Series: Enforcement of adjudicators’ decisions

02/11/2021

Construction All Risks Webinar: Coinsurance and the rights of contractors

10/11/2021

Behind the Façade Series Webinar: A reminder of the relevant construction and property concepts and terminology

24/11/2021

Construction All Risks Webinar: WELCAR update

25/11/2021

J2J Construction Online Seminar Series: Construction professionals and expert evidence

07/12/2021

Construction All Risks Webinar: LEG clauses – the latest thinking

14/12/2021

J2J Construction Online Seminar Series: Construction insolvency

11/01/2022

Behind the Façade Series Webinar: Freehold title issues: a look at sale and purchase agreements, conditional agreements and forward funding

26/01/2022

Behind the Façade Series Webinar: Avenues of redress for landlords and tenants part I: service charges

03/02/2022

Behind the Façade Series Webinar: Avenues of redress for landlords and tenants part II: non-service charge related solutions

24/02/2022

Behind the Façade Series Webinar: Identification of the key technical issues and the evidence needed

10/03/2022

Behind the Façade Series Webinar: So who is responsible? A look at key professional negligence issues

27/04/2022

Behind the Façade Series: Façade and cladding claims: Who can sue and what are the key issues?

05/05/2022

Behind the Façade Series Webinar: claims against contractors and professional consultants

02/06/2022

Past events

David Pliener to speak at White Paper on demand construction conference

21/10/2021

Construction All Risks Webinar: Public Liability Insurance

14/10/2021

Behind the Façade Series Webinar: What regulations do you need to know about?

13/10/2021

Paul Reed QC speaking at Legal Business International Arbitration Summit 2021

11/10/2021

J2J Construction Online Seminar Series: Adjudication in a post-COVID world

05/10/2021

Construction All Risks Webinar: Making and defending a claim

16/09/2021

J2J Construction: Construction Insolvency

10/02/2021

J2J Construction: That Was the Year that Was – Adjudications and Enforcement in a COVID World: What’s Changed, What Hasn’t and What to Do about It

27/01/2021

Newsletters

Focus On…Construction & Engineering

09/09/2020

Jurisdiction of the court as well as the adjudicator under scrutiny

29/04/2020

Focus On…Hardwicke

26/09/2018

Podcasts

Adjudication update – recent case law

02/08/2021

Videos

Professional Liability Online Seminar Series – Construction professionals’ negligence

20/10/2021

Construction All Risks Webinar: Public Liability Insurance

14/10/2021

Behind the Façade Webinar: The Key Regulations

13/10/2021

Construction All Risks Webinar: Making and defending a claim

17/09/2021

Construction All Risks Webinar: Delay in start-up cover issues

03/09/2021

Construction Experts & Expert Witnesses – Why Pay for a Point of View?

15/12/2020

Adjudication in a Covid-19 context

24/06/2020

Let’s be professional about this

12/02/2020

Books

Electronic Disclosure Law & Practice

17/05/2019

Construction Contractual Handbook

28/01/2019

Insurance Broking Practice & the Law

28/01/2019

Emden’s Construction Law

28/01/2019

Construction All Risks Insurance

28/01/2019