Our speakers are:
Sean Brannigan QC is one of the leading silks at the commercial bar and is renowned for his exceptional advocacy, particularly across the practice areas of energy, construction and engineering, and professional negligence. He is most regularly instructed in large scale international and domestic litigation and arbitrations where teamwork, together with detailed and effective cross examination and other advocacy is required. His clients include UK and foreign governments and many of the world’s largest construction companies. Sean has twice been awarded the title of the Legal 500 ‘Projects and Energy Silk of the Year’ and has also been awarded the Chambers & Partners ‘Construction Silk of the Year’.
Ben Pilling QC is an experienced silk with an extensive international practice. He is regularly instructed in difficult, high value and sometimes business-threatening cases. His clients include banks, governments, developers, contractors and consultants, insurers and technology companies. In recent years he has argued cases governed by the laws of the People’s Republic of China, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Nigeria and France, and has conducted cases under the rules of all the major international arbitral institutions. Ben is praised in the legal directories for being an “outstandingly bright lawyer”, for getting across new issues at “lightning speed”, and as an “exceptionally good cross-examiner”.
Lynne McCafferty QC is a leading commercial silk at the English Bar specialising in construction & engineering, energy, international arbitration, professional negligence, and technology & telecoms law. Her practice includes huge infrastructure projects, large-scale commercial developments, high-profile PFI projects, gas processing plants and pipelines, onshore wind farms, and disputes concerning IT contracts. Lynne has extensive advocacy experience in international arbitrations, the English Courts, and the DIFC Court. She has acted in cases under a wide range of arbitration rules including ICC, LMAA, LCIA, DIFC, and DIAC. She is a TECBAR-accredited adjudicator and also sits as an arbitrator.
Jessica Stephens QC is a commercial silk specialising in construction and related professional negligence disputes. She appears in both international and domestic arbitrations and the courts, and has experience of all standard form construction and engineering contracts (including JCT, NEC, FIDIC) and PFI/PPP disputes. Jessica has significant experience in international arbitrations (LCIA, ICC and LMAA) concerning a variety of subject matters including shipbuilding, offshore energy and infrastructure projects.
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