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Jack Murphy

Call 2013

Construction & Engineering

Jack is developing a construction practice in line with Chambers’ expertise. He has provided advice and drafted pleadings in relation to several disputes involving alleged non-performance of contractual obligations and defective workmanship during the construction phase of projects. He is a member of the Society of Construction Lawyers.

A significant portion of Jack’s professional negligence practice involves construction professionals, with recent work including: Advised and drafted pleadings in a case concerning the alleged negligence of a product designer, who was contracted to provide prototype-stage CAD data; acting for an engineer in a case concerning alleged negligent gas installation; and advising an engineering firm in relation to the alleged negligent commissioning of an air-conditioning system in a large London office building, in proceedings involving claims for contractual delay damages and loss of earnings.

Selected Cases

Recent work has included:

  • Assisting on an international arbitration concerning delay to a major East African infrastructure project.
  • Advising on the applicability of NEC3 indemnity clauses in a multi-party dispute between parties in a chain of construction contracts, and drafting contribution notices.
  • Advising an engineering firm on the enforceability of an adjudication clause and the prospects of successfully restoring a discontinued claim on the basis of being misled by another party.
  • Drafting pleadings on behalf of the homeowner and client in a claim for unpaid fees in connection with a £400,000+ residential renovation project, and advising on the applicability of FMB payment clauses.
  • Advising a local authority’s planning department on the prospects of a limitation defence in a latent defect claim.
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  • Lincoln’s Inn Denning, Bowen & Hardwicke Scholarships
  • BPTC, City Law School
  • GDL, City University
  • BA Hons (Oxon)

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