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Simon Lofthouse QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : ConstructionProfessional Negligence: Technology & ConstructionInternational Arbitration: Construction/Engineering
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Construction - London (Bar)

Band 2

Simon Lofthouse QC
Simon Lofthouse QC maintains an impressive construction practice with noted capabilities in international arbitration. He acts for a range of major clients from across the globe, including governments and contractors. He is typically instructed to handle disputes arising in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He is well suited to cases involving complex technical issues and delay claims.
Strengths: "Simon is second to none in his grasp of voluminous documentation and addressing core issues with speed and accuracy." "He has a total mastery of all of the evidence and combines it with an ability to cross-examine that is at the premier league level."
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Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction - London (Bar)

Band 2

Simon Lofthouse QC
Simon Lofthouse QC is frequently instructed in complex professional negligence disputes on behalf of both claimant and defendant parties. He is capable of handling highly technical claims relating to major residential and commercial developments, engineering projects and IT installations. He has experience covering international arbitration as well as TCC litigation and ADR.
Strengths: "Really good at getting to grips with the detail of a case himself without just relying on his juniors. His technical knowledge is also always really good."
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International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering - London (Bar)

Band 1

Simon Lofthouse QC
Simon Lofthouse QC concentrates his practice heavily on complex international construction arbitrations, but also possesses expertise in disputes regarding energy and construction-related professional negligence issues. He represents contractors and subcontractors in hearings taking place in the UAE and Hong Kong. He is well versed in ICC arbitrations.
Strengths: "Simon is an exceptional advocate. He is a devastating cross-examiner, has a very keen eye for detail and is excellent to work with." "He's very sharp, very hard-working and an intelligent and ferocious cross-examiner."
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Simon’s UK and international practice spans arbitration and litigation under both common law and civil law systems and various procedural rules. The types of disputes on which Simon is frequently instructed involve complex engineering, construction, technology or energy projects He is particularly noted for acting in those cases concerning complex issues of law or requiring detailed cross examination on technical issues, delay and disruption or professional negligence. Projects in which he is retained are wide-ranging but have included those arising out of large commercial and residential developments, hospitals, oil and gas installations, M&E works, piling operations onshore and offshore, construction of roads, pipe laying, tunnelling, track installation/repair, pumping stations, coastal defences and effluent, power stations, utilities, chemical plants, and airport terminals. Simon is invited to lecture around the world on various topics relating to international arbitration and engineering disputes and their resolution.

Career

LLB (Hons) (Lond). Called to Bar of England and Wales in 1988. Recorder 2003, Silk 2006. Authorised to sit in the TCC Division of the High Court 2015. Advocacy teacher for Gray's Inn. Chair of Professional Conduct Committee of the Bar 2011-2015; Member, Bar Standards Board 2011-2015

Professional Memberships

COMBAR, TECBAR registered adjudicator. Qualified to appear in the DIFC, Dubai.

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