Stephen Furst QC

Barrister, Keating Chambers

Stephen Furst specialises in construction, engineering, energy, shipbuilding and technology related disputes along with professional negligence actions within these specialist areas of expertise.

He also acts as an arbitrator on domestic and international arbitrations for bodies including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). He is also an accredited adjudicator and mediator of considerable experience and has recently been appointed to the DRB for the Forth Replacement Bridge.

He also regularly advises and acts for clients in UK High Courts, arbitrations, action overseas with all forms of alternative dispute resolution. He has a significant international practice with arbitrations relating to projects in Russia, Europe, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Korea, Republic of Ireland, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.

He has developed a reputation for handling the most technically challenging cases and has frequently undertaken highly complex claims in areas such as pipelines, tunnelling projects, power station construction, aircraft design, oil rig design, process plants, ship building and software. His clients include developers, engineers, main contractors, shipyards, UK and foreign Governments.

Stephen Furst is a Deputy Judge of the Technology and Construction Court and Recorder. He is the joint editor of Keating on Construction Contracts.