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Kim Franklin KC

Call 1984 • KC 2016

“She is very sharp and commercial but also pleasant to deal with.”
(Chambers & Partners, 2021)

Power Energy and Recycling Systems

  • Adjudicator for contractors claims under IChemE rules for civils works for a waste plant in the UK North East.
  • Party Appointment, serial ICC arbitrations seated in London arising out of a UK biomass power station.
  • Emergency Arbitrator, ICC Rules for emergency relief claimed under long-term maintenance agreements for a power plant in India.
  • Adjudicator for specialist contractor’s delay and variation claims under IChemE rules, for process engineering works for an energy from waste plant in the UK’s South East.
  • Adjudicator for specialist contractor’s claims for losses during works at an UK energy recovery plant.
  • Adjudicator for high value damages claims for defective turbine at a UK waste to energy plant.
  • Tribunal Chair, ICC arbitration seated in London for a contract for a power plant in Pakistan.
  • CIArb appointed Adjudicator for completion disputes for a biomass plant in the UK’s North.
  • Party Appointment, ICC arbitration seated in London arising out of a UK biomass power station.
  • Party Appointment, ICC arbitration seated in London arising out of a refinery project in Egypt.
  • Party Appointment, ICC arbitration seated in Geneva.  EPC contract for a power plant project in Iraq.
  • PFI Panel Adjudicator for serial disputes under a contract for a UK BMT waste processing plant.
  • Adjudicator for claims for international engineering services for a UK waste recovery park.
  • Successfully acting as leader for an Antiguan power provider’s Privy Council Appeal against the American International Bank.
  • Advising a power company on claims against the Antiguan Government for breach of a Joint Venture Agreement in favour of rival foreign contractors. At first instance, the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal and appearing in the successful appeal to the Privy Council.
  • Advising power providers in connection with claims for the construction of power plants in the UK in a series of arbitration hearings of claims, including the construction of the piled foundations.

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  • Chartered Arbitrator (2000)
  • Accredited Adjudicator (1998)
  • FCIArb (1997)
  • LLB, University of Warwick (1983)

Publications and Conferences

  • Joint editor of the long established Construction Law Journal.
  • With Susan Lindsey, Kim was well known for their popular Legal Column in The Architects Journal.
  • Inspirational speaker for professional women.
  • Panel chair for CIArb DAS Convention (2019, 2020).
  • Panel speaker at GAR Live, Paris Arbitration Week (2019).
  • Chairing MBL Construction Law Conferences (2019, 2018 and 2017).
  • Presented papers to the Society of Construction Law, Cardiff, Derby (2018) and UK Conference (2016).
  • Lecturer, Construction Law MSc, Kings College London.


  • ICC UK Arbitration & ADR Committee Member
  • Technology & Construction Courts Barristers Association (TECBAR)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London Branch Public Relations and former PCC Chair)
  • Society of Construction Arbitrators (Former Committee Member)
  • Society of Construction Law (Former Council Member)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Worshipful Company of Arbitrators (Liveryman)
  • Arbitral Women.


“She is always a pleasure to work with. She is really good at reducing complicated matters and she is always one of the best prepared.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“She is very sharp and commercial but also pleasant to deal with.”; “She has everyone eating out of her hand. If there are two warring parties, Kim as arbitrator gets them to cooperate and calms everybody.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“She is very practical, good with clients, and writes extremely clearly and immediately.” “She is very well organised and very good at keeping the parties to the mark.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“An excellent new silk”

Legal 500, 2017

“Terrific with clients.”

Chambers & Partners, 2017

“A skilled advocate with a pragmatic approach.”

Legal 500, 2017

“She has a deep knowledge of construction law.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016

“A true construction expert, especially good on international cases.”

Legal 500, 2015

“She has a good , firm hand on the tiller and is very good at steering a case.” “She shows a great deal of energy and endless patience.” “She gets the job done and puts her back into it..”

Chambers & Partners, 2015

“extremely talented” with “formidable attention to detail and enormous experience.”

Chambers & Partners, 2014

“very thorough and brings sense to document-heavy cases without any fuss”

Legal 500, 2010

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