Stuart Kennedy

Stuart Kennedy

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Stuart Kennedy is recognised for his expertise by the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2016.

Construction - London (Bar) - Band 4


Advises on a range on high-value construction claims both domestically and internationally. His international practice spans the Caribbean and the Middle and Far East.


Strengths: "He knows the construction industry backwards because he was a surveyor." "He's very practical in the way he approaches the work."

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2015.

Construction Law – London Bar

Stuart Kennedy - A well-regarded practitioner who heads the technology and construction group at the set. Also a chartered quantity surveyor, he acts in domestic and international litigation and arbitrations.
Expertise: "He has a very practical approach and understands the nature of the construction industry and the difficulties associated with it."

International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering - London Bar

Stuart Kennedy - A qualified quantity surveyor who both sits and acts as counsel in arbitrations. He has handled claims related to cost disputes, defective construction and value of work done.
Expertise: "He is very perceptive and gets to the real issues in a case."

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2014

Construction Law – London Bar

As a Chartered Arbitrator and Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Stuart Kennedy has vast experience in the construction industry. He handles domestic and international construction and engineering disputes as counsel, arbitrator, adjudicator or mediator.
Expertise: “He’s extremely personable and has good client-facing skills.”

International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering - London (Bar)

Stuart Kennedy, Head of the technology and construction law group at 3PB, he acts in construction-related disputes in a wide variety of different jurisdictions.

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Stuart Kennedy is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2016 for his expertise in the London Bar.
Construction – Leading juniors
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Stuart Kennedy is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2015 for his expertise in the London Bar.
Construction – Leading juniors
Stuart Kennedy - Knows construction inside out.

Stuart Kennedy is recommended by the Legal 500 UK Directory 2014 for his expertise at the London Bar.
3PB’s Stuart Kennedy - “A keen knowledgeable barrister.”

Stuart Kennedy is recommended by the Legal 500 UK Directory 2013/14 for his expertise at the London Bar for his Construction expertise. "Leading Junior Stuart Kennedy."


Prior to coming to the Bar, Stuart had already established a successful career in the construction industry. Having worked for a professional quantity surveying practice, a main contractor and been a director of a major sub-contractor, he set up his own quantity surveying practice in 1995. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Stuart Kennedy is recommended in Band 2 of the International Arbitration:Construction/Engineering: London of the Chambers and Partners 2011 Directory.

‘Stuart Kennedy of 3 Paper Buildings also takes his place in the table for the first time in recognition of the significant practice he has developed in this area. His practice is cross-jurisdictional and he recently acted for the claimant in a dispute with the Hong Kong government’.

Academic

Stuart has a First Class Honours degree in law and won the Barstow Scholarship on the Bar Course at the Inns of Court School of Law. The Scholarship was awarded for obtaining the third highest marks out of over 700 candidates, a feat all the more remarkable as Stuart was studying on the part-time course whilst working full time!

Dispute resolution

He has long been involved in resolving construction disputes as quantity surveyor, an adviser/advocate and as an arbitrator/adjudicator. He was appointed to the Panel of Adjudicators of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1997 and the RICS Panel of Adjudicators in 2000. He is a member of the Society of Construction Law and regularly publishes articles and gives lectures.

International

He has been involved in a number of international construction projects including the new Hong Kong Airport and the new airports in Oslo and Athens, as well as other projects in Europe and the Middle East. In June 2001, Stuart was called to the Bar of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Areas of practice

Stuart Kennedy's practice as a barrister naturally focuses on construction, but he also undertakes work in other areas, including landlord and tenant, company, general commercial work and crime. Stuart is on the CPS approved list of advocates and is a member of Western Circuit. He regularly accepts appointments as an Arbitrator and as an Adjudicator, either nominated by one of the Appointing Bodies or by agreement between the parties.

Reported cases

In the field of adjudication, Stuart appeared for the claimant in Glencot Development and Design Co. Ltd v Ben Barrett & Son (Contractors) Ltd [2001] BLR 207, a case concerning enforcement of an adjudicator's decision and perceived bias of an adjudicator.

Stuart appeared in the judgement of Vision Homes Ltd v Lancsville Construction Ltd [2009] EWHC 2042 (TCC) (4 August 2009).

Client testimonials

Stuart Kennedy – “construction – what he doesn’t know is not worth knowing” (Instructing solicitor).

Publications

Notable Cases

Glencot Development and Design Co. Ltd v Ben Barrett & Son (Contractors) Ltd [2001] BLR 207
In the field of adjudication, Stuart appeared for the claimant in Glencot Development and Design Co. Ltd v Ben Barrett & Son (Contractors) Ltd [2001] BLR 207, a case concerning enforcement of an adjudicator's decision and perceived bias of an adjudicator.

Vision Homes Ltd v Lancsville Construction Ltd [2009] EWHC 2042 (TCC)
Stuart appeared in the judgement of Vision Homes Ltd v Lancsville Construction Ltd [2009] EWHC 2042 (TCC) (4 August 2009).

News

September 17 2015:

3PB’s expertise recognised by bumper rankings in Legal 500 Bar Directory 2015 ...read more


September 2 2014:

Dispute Resolution Conference 2014 ...read more


October 30 2013:

3PB achieves a record number of rankings in Chambers and Partners Directory 2013 ...read more


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Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Deputy District Judge
  • Accredited Adjudicator
  • Chartered Arbitrator
  • Accredited Mediator