Technical Interview

Interview: HKA talks to… Alexander Nissen QC, Keating Chambers

15th July 2020


HKA’s Chris Paterson and Charles Wilsoncroft speak to Alexander about how lawyers have changed the way that they interact with chambers since the pandemic hit, how clients have adjusted the way they approach disputes, his take on virtual hearings as both an advocate and tribunal member and what he thinks the permanent changes are likely to be post lock-down.

Recorded: 15 June 2020

Alexander Nissen QC, Keating Chambers

Alexander Nissen was called to the Bar in 1985 and became a Queen’s Counsel in 2006. Described as “unparalleled in his field” (Legal 500 2020), Alexander’s practice covers a wide variety of cases ranging from client/developer claims, contractor claims, defects issues, PFI disputes, adjudication enforcement and professional negligence disputes. His work involves construction projects, infrastructure, rail, power stations and oil and gas projects. Alexander appears in hearings in the TCC, Court of Appeal, arbitration and adjudication. His recent work includes Grove Developments Ltd v S&T, the leading case on the application of the provisions for payment under the Housing Grants Act, which was granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.

He is a Chartered Arbitrator, party and institute appointed arbitrator and accredited adjudicator, as well as Deputy High Court Judge sitting in TCC, a member of the editorial team of Keating on Construction Contracts and former Chairman of TECBAR (Technology and Construction Bar Association). Alexander was nominated for Construction Silk of the Year at Chambers UK Bar Awards in 2018. Alexander is known as a “compelling advocate who is extremely approachable and responsive” (Chambers UK Bar 2020).

Charles Wilsoncroft, Partner, HKA

Charles is a chartered civil engineer with over 19 years’ experience in the construction industry.  Charles has experience dealing with all manner of civil engineering and construction projects, including offshore and onshore infrastructure, energy and construction schemes.  He has extensive knowledge of contract dispute procedures, including negotiated settlements, mediation, conciliation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation, both in the UK and overseas and is actively involved in providing advisory services to apply lessons learned to the wider industry.  He has practical knowledge of numerous standard construction contract forms including FIDIC, NEC, ICE, LOGIC and BIMCO.

Chris Paterson, Director, HKA

Chris is a chartered marketer and a senior business development professional with over 15 years’ experience developing new business and managing client relationships within professional, legal and financial services.  Having spent many years in chambers, Chris has extensive relationships with senior private practice lawyers, in-house counsel and barristers, along with experience of a variety of legal markets.

There’s a 'pick n mix' menu for every occasion in order to decide what’s the best for that case.”
Alexander Nissen QC Keating Chambers

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