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Crown Office Chambers

Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction

5 ranked barristersBand 2London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Crown Office Chambers benefits from a number of high-profile silks and junior barristers who have a wealth of experience acting in negligence claims for and against architects, engineers and surveyors. They have been heavily involved in high-profile litigation including a dispute concerning the design of the facade of Beetham Tower in Manchester, and a claim brought by Travis Perkins relating to a hardstanding at its Tilbury Docks distribution centre.

Client service:

"The clerks are excellent: they are very responsive, brilliant at making sure papers come back on time and they give us good notice if there are likely to be any issues." Andy Flanagan is the senior managing clerk. The chambers' series of webinars has played a central role in its commitment to supporting its clients remotely.

Strengths:

Andrew Rigney QC
Andrew Rigney QC possesses a strong track record of handling construction-related professional negligence actions. He acts for claimants and defendants in high-value disputes in the TCC as well as representing clients in international arbitration. He is also knowledgeable about professional indemnity matters. His clients include surveyors and architects.
"An exceptional team player - and you can't say that about every silk."

Strengths:

Ben Quiney QC
Ben Quiney QC is capable of advising on a range of professional negligence matters, although he primarily focuses on claims against construction professionals and insurance brokers. He is regularly instructed in cases concerning multimillion-pound losses and high-end commercial developments. He is regularly instructed by clients in appellate proceedings, as well as at first instance.
"A really accomplished barrister." "He is very commercial and will always have thought of everything."
Recent work: Represented Keppie Architects in a multiparty claim for over £100 million arising from the construction of a specialist emergency care hospital.

Strengths:

Charles Pimlott
Charles Pimlott offers considerable experience of defending architects, specialist engineers and others in a variety of substantial defects claims. He has been involved in a number of large-scale pieces of litigation, such as a dispute over various defects on Manchester's Beetham Tower.
"Very user-friendly and commercial, and he seems to be aware of the pressure that solicitors are under."
Recent work: Defended a structural engineer in relation to structural defects in a car park, involving questions of duties of care and the effect of a net contribution clause in a contract.

Strengths:

Ivor Collett
Ivor Collett has broad expertise covering negligence claims brought against numerous professions, including architects, engineers and others in the construction industry. He acts in technically heavy and legally novel cases concerning a range of building projects.
"As a barrister he's particularly hot on construction-related professional negligence."
Recent work: Acted for a firm of engineers in a high-value claim in the Royal Court of Jersey relating to a rock slip on a major development project, including producing guidance on the application of London TCC practice to construction litigation in Jersey.

Strengths:

Nicola Atkins
Nicola Atkins accepts a range of professional negligence instructions in the construction sector, often representing architects, structural engineers and surveyors.
"She has been active in a lot of big cases, and she's an absolute Stakhanovite when it comes to taking on work."
Recent work: Defended Keppie Design in a high-value claim alleging negligent design and construction of a hospital, involving multiple technical aspects.

Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction

Crown Office Chambers

firm
Location

2 Crown Office Row

Temple

London

Greater London

UK

EC4Y 7HJ

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Ranked Barristers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction


Andrew Rigney QC
Band 1
Ben Quiney QC
Band 3

Juniors

London (Bar)

Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction


Charles Pimlott
Band 3
Ivor Collett
Band 3
Nicola Atkins
Band 3