St John's Chambers

Construction Department

Western (Bar)
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St John's Chambers continues to provide advice and advocacy services to clients based across the South West and further afield. Barristers at the set are highly experienced in litigation and ADR procedures and are well versed in the full range of construction cases. Members are instructed in contractual disputes and construction-related professional negligence claims, among other complex cases.

Client service: Rob Bocock is the practice manager.


Rebecca Taylor

In-demand junior who frequently appears in construction adjudications and mediations, and also has experience of international arbitrations. She handles a diverse selection of cases covering such matters as insurance, payments and professional negligence. Her clients include housing associations, local authorities and retailers.
Strengths: "She is well regarded."


Richard Stead

Respected barrister whose construction practice includes claims concerning the professional negligence of engineers, surveyors and architects, typically acting for claimants. He also offers deep knowledge of the insurance elements of property damage cases.
Strengths: "He is extremely experienced and capable."