Keating Chambers

The Legal Cheek View

Keating is a heavyweight commercial set with a market-leading construction law practice. Its barristers (among them 26 QCs) specialise in all aspects of this area, including engineering, energy and natural resources, infrastructure and utilities, international arbitration, IT and technology, offshore construction and marine engineering, procurement and competition, and associated professional negligence.

The set’s expertise extends beyond litigation to alternative dispute resolution and advisory services. Much of this work is international. As an interesting aside, Keating’s mastery of construction law is underlined by its members’ authorship of the preeminent text on the subject, Keating on Construction Contracts.

Key Info

Juniors 31
QCs 28
Pupillages 3
Oxbridge-educated new tenants* 2/5

*Figure is for the five most junior members of chambers; does not include postgraduate studies


Pupillage award £67,500
BPTC advance drawdown £20,250

Gender Diversity

Female juniors 26%
Female QCs 21%