Contract & Commercial

Becket Chambers’ Contract and Commercial barristers regularly represent clients dealing with issues such as breach of contract, non-payment of invoices, fraud and building disputes.


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Becket Chambers Contract and Commercial Law barristers offer expert advice and representation and have particular experience of resolving disputes either through litigation, arbitration or alternative ways of resolving disputes.

In Civil Law, we aim where possible to help you avoid disputes in the first place, and our Contract Law barristers are here to advise you on a course of action to help a dispute from developing. If you are concerned about a potential dispute, we can often help you prevent it from happening through careful planning, drafting and specialist advice. We regularly represent clients dealing with issues such as breach of contract, non-payment of invoices, fraud and building disputes.

We understand that many clients are concerned about the potential cost of pursuing a case. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent value service, and our Clerks will happily discuss fees with you before you make a decision about instructing us.


Our barristers’ contract and commercial law specialisms include:

  • Building Disputes – we will advise you and act on your behalf in disputes relating to building construction or conveyancing disputes, rent and lease renewals and dilapidations
  • Breach of Contract – we can act for you whether you are the claimant or defendant in cases involving non-payment of fees, termination of contract or claims resulting from defective work
  • Fraud – Fraud issues can encompass either civil or criminal investigations and our barristers’ experience spans all areas of practice. We can advise you of the likely outcome of your case and act for you on a number of matters relating to both civil and corporate fraud, in particular issues relating to the 2007 Money Laundering Regulations
  • Misrepresentation – if you are involved in a situation where you believe that false or fraudulent assertions have been made to you either negligently or non-negligently, or where someone else has made those allegations against you or your business, we can advise and represent you at all stages
  • Specific Performance – this is a discretionary remedy ordered by a court which requires one party in a civil case to fulfil their contractual obligation to another. It is usually ordered where damages would be inadequate or inappropriate. The Becket Chambers Civil Law team is experienced at dealing with cases where this remedy applies

Contract & Commercial Barristers

Our Civil Law barristers will offer straight-talking advice and representation for contract and commercial law disputes, including fraud, breach of contract and building disputes.

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Paul Tapsell

1991 (Middle Temple)

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Nicole Jennings

2016 (Middle Temple)

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Allen Worwood

October 2019 (Inner Temple)

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Christian Fox

2019 (Middle Temple)

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Nathanael Harding

2015 (Middle Temple)

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Fiona Brown

2022 (Inner Temple)


"Sophie was so amazing yesterday, I was in awe of her brilliance!!! She slayed the other side, I felt like I was in the best hands possible."

Client instructing Sophie Gray through Solicitors

"Magdalena was very good. She was efficient, built up a good rapport with the client and communication was excellent. I would not hesitate to instruct her again."

Miss L from Solicitors instructing Magdalena Cass

"Nicole who represented me was really brilliant within the hearings so thank you for having her involved and having her return to do the hearings with me."

Client instructing Nicole Jennings through Solicitors

"Lavinia was great. I found her very helpful and so did the client. I will instruct her again in the future."

Miss H from solicitors instructing Lavinia Glover


"You were amazing, thank you so much. You are seriously worth your weight in gold… I will definitely be using your services again."

Ms V Instructing Clive Styles through DPA scheme