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Isabel Hitching QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
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Construction - London (Bar)

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Isabel Hitching QC
Isabel Hitching QC boasts a tally of appearances in important and high-value construction cases, including a Supreme Court case of significance to the status of adjudication decisions. She acts for both private and public sector clients in a wide range of matters, including PFI disputes and defective construction claims.
Strengths: "She is very knowledgeable of the construction sector, excellent with clients and a very persuasive advocate in court or arbitration."
Recent work: Instructed in a case concerning a private house and alleged defects in the design and installation of water treatment works resulting in alleged leaks and requiring entire redesign and replacement valued at £5 million.
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Specialist practice in construction and engineering and related commercial and professional negligence fields. Isabel is known for combining intellectual rigour with team working approach, analysing and marshalling vast disclosure and working effectively with experts.

Prior to silk, Isabel was the most senior specialist on AG’s panel acting in a large number of high value and politically sensitive disputes. Isabel continues to act for the government as QC as well as for insurers and private clients.

Isabel has extensive experience in relation to PFI and government framework agreements, including payment and performance disputes: road, infrastructure, energy and renewables and defence.

Contractual and professional negligence claims: domestic and international

construction and engineering projects on all major standard and bespoke terms.

Property damage: chemical contamination, flood, fire, collision.

Financing of construction and engineering projects: bi-furcated finance, on-demand bonds, fraud.

Insurance: coverage, fraud, valuation. Frequent High Court trials, adjudications and arbitrations (including as arbitrator). Regularly appears in Court of Appeal.

With academic background as lecturer at Christ Church, Oxford, Isabel is frequently instructed in test cases on novel points of law including Supreme Court.

Isabel is known for commercial and strategic approach in mediations and negotiations.

Career

MA (Oxon) (first), BCL

Called 1992 MT. Sachs LJ and Queen Mother Scholarships. Inns of Court Studentship.

Professional Memberships

TECBAR, SCL, COMBAR, LCLCBA, PNBA.

Bar Council International Committee, Bar Council Middle Temple Representative.

Publications

Joint Editor Emden’s Construction Law.

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