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Kim Franklin QC

Call 1984 • QC 2016

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

Steelworks and Processing Plant

  • Sole arbitrator for ICC arbitration seated in Abu Dhabi for disputes arising out of a contract for the water cooled chiller package for a high profile mixed use development in the UAE.
  • Appointed ICC sole arbitrator for expedited procedure of claims concerning an industrial water treatment plant in Czech Republic.
  • Acting as party-appointed Arbitrator in an ICC Arbitration for a fertilizer terminal in Tanzania.
  • Decided as Adjudicator claims by international consultants for services provided at UK steelworks.
  • Adjudicator for a dispute between steelwork supplier and contractor for a UK LNG processing plant.
  • Advising a Japanese chemical company successfully resisting construction claims for a chemical processing plant in the UK at an extended series of arbitration hearings under ICC rules in London.

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Qualifications


  • 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.

Memberships


  • 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.

Recommendations


“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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