Keating Chambers

Bar top 30 position: 16

  • Overview

Keating Chambers is a leading commercial set in construction, energy and technology with a strong reputation in professional negligence located on Essex Street. The chambers consists of 26 silks and 30 junior barristers, led by Paul Darling QC, as head of chambers, with Nick Child as senior clerk.

Paul Darling has a strong practice in construction and professional negligence, advising on contentious and non-contentious construction contracts. Adrian Williamson QC is another leading silk who is highly regarded in construction and professional negligence, while Marcus Taverner QC enjoys a formidable reputation in the construction, professional negligence and energy practices.

Alexander Nissen QC and Finola O’Farrell QC are both leading silks in the set’s energy practice and enjoy an excellent reputation in construction. Krista Lee, who has an engineering degree, is a junior barrister of particular note in construction and engineering cases for her ability to handle complex technical and IT disputes. Paul Buckingham is arguably one of the set’s leading barristers in international arbitration.

Fionnuala McCredie QC was the only new silk at Keating Chambers in 2013 and has developed an impressive practice in energy, environment, construction and public procurement.


15 Essex Street

Silks: 26
Juniors: 30
Head of chambers: Paul Darling QC
Senior clerk: Nick Child