Set of the Year 2019Keating Chambers has again won the Legal 500 Construction and Energy Set of the Year Award[1]. My colleagues in Chambers do indeed represent a formidable cadre of construction law expertise.[2]

That is good news, of course. Also good news is that I have been obtaining some good results for clients here in Australia, including a couple this week. But neither in litigation. One was a result obtained by adjudication, and another by means of mediation. It has been remarked many times that litigation is an extraordinarily inefficient way of resolving disputes in the construction industry, and it is good to see that – in my own practice – the vast majority of results are obtained by other much faster and more cost-effective means: not only adjudication and mediation but also expert determination and dispute review boards. And even, from time to time, by the old favourite of arbitration.




[1] The full list of winners can be found here:



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