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Rebecca Taylor

Call 2001

"She has a good advocacy style. She's relaxed and confident, and can adapt well when circumstances change in a case."
(Chambers & Partners)

Construction & Engineering

In addition to experience of arbitration, adjudication, domestic construction contracts and general commercial building disputes, her construction experience includes:

  • A multi-million pound claim arising out the termination of a contract for the construction of a Low Density Polythene Process Plant.
  • Acting as junior counsel for the main contractor in an International Arbitration in a very substantial claim against the Employer for a number of matters including sums wrongfully called and withheld by the Employer under performance and retention bonds arising out of the design and construction of a large class-A office development. The claim also involved a substantial counterclaim for defects including allegations over the waterproofing of concrete, thermal performance of the roofs, curtain walling and windows, adequacy, safety and strength of the stone cladding, and allegations in respect of the performance and commissioning of the mechanical and electrical systems, including the water and air cooling systems.
  • Advising a contractor on a multi-billion dollar construction project as to termination rights and protection of performance bonds.
  • Advising on a major contract for the supply and commissioning of meter reading equipment in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Proceedings before a Dispute Adjudication Board in a very substantial claim against the Employer for delay and expense arising out of the construction of a major civil infrastructure tunnelling project in the Republic of Ireland. The case involved a number of discrete adjudication hearings over a 2 year period which involved disputes concerning delay and disruption and which raised issues concerning the mechanical and electrical systems, allegations over the design strength of parts of the tunnel, and disputes over setting out and alignment tolerances. Often the issue was whether the design approvals process was reasonably operated and held up the progress of the project.
  • ICE & FIDIC red book forms of contract.

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Qualifications


  • MSc Construction Law & Dispute Resolution, King’s College London (2009)
  • Holker Scholar, Gray’s Inn (2000)
  • BA Jurisprudence (Oxon) (2000)

Recommendations


“She is extremely good, a pleasure to work with and has a solid in-depth knowledge of construction law.”

Chambers & Partners

“She has a good advocacy style. She’s relaxed and confident, and can adapt well when circumstances change in a case.”

Chambers & Partners

“Very good at cutting through to the key issues and formulating a strategy.”

Chambers & Partners

“Unflappable, she masters the facts and drafts powerful arguments quickly and almost effortlessly.”

Chambers & Partners

“A pleasure to work with, she is someone with solid, in-depth knowledge of construction law.”

Chambers & Partners

“Excellent understanding of construction law and the dynamics of international arbitration.”

Chambers & Partners

“Noted for her knowledge of policy and coverage issues.”

Legal 500

“Highly experienced in major infrastructure disputes, particularly in the Middle East.”

Legal 500

The “unflappable” Rebecca Taylor “is an extremely safe pair of hands and drafts beautifully”.

Legal 500

“Recommended for construction and professional negligence coverage issues.”

Legal 500


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