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Kim Franklin QC

Call 1984 • QC 2016

"She has a deep knowledge of construction law and is a very skilled advocate."
(Chambers UK 2016)

Construction & Engineering

Selected Cases

  • Represented site audit surveyors in a ground-breaking High Court negligence by latent defects insurers arising out of insurance cover provided to over 22 housing estates in Eire.
  • Advised geotechnical engineers at Staffordshire County Council in connection with complex High Court claims for misrepresentation of ground conditions at a reclaimed mining site in the UK.
  • Acted for a building surveying practice successfully resisting High Court claims raising issues of negligence, fraud and reputation arising out of the refurbishment of a luxury family home in North London. Appeared with success at several arbitration hearings, 2 reported appeals to the TCC, contested enforcement proceedings and a second action by trustees.
  • Acting a party appointed arbitrator for an ad hoc arbitration of claims under a contract for dredging and land reclamation works in Bahrain.
  • Acting as chair for an ICC Arbitration concerning specialist contractor claims arising out of the construction of an airport in Qatar.
  • Acting as party appointed arbitrator for an ICC Arbitration concerning specialist contractor claims arising out of the construction of an airport in Oman.
  • Acting as party appointed arbitrator for a DIAC Arbitration dispute over the construction of a canal system linked to the Creek, Dubai.
  • Advised an urban development corporation in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in respect of a government enquiry into public procurement of its opera house, library, sports facilities and public office developments.
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Qualifications


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

Memberships


  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Former PCC Chair)
  • Society of Construction Arbitrators (First Woman Member)
  • Society of Construction Law (Former Council Member)
  • Technology & Construction Courts Barristers Association (Former Committee Member)
  • Worshipful Company of Arbitrators (Liveryman)

Recommendations


“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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