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Thought Leaders - Construction 2020
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
Litigation 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Roger Stewart QC is "definitely a go-to person" and leaves sources "very impressed" for his work on a range of offshore litigation matters and commercial disputes.

Biography

Roger has a pre-eminent reputation in the resolution of the most complex, high value and high-profile disputes. Roger has almost 30 years of experience working for every type of client in relation to disputes all over the world. He is regularly appointed as both counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations.

Roger has enormous experience across the full range of construction, engineering, infrastructure, energy and PFI disputes whether litigated, arbitrated or adjudicated. He has acted for employers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants both nationally and internationally. He has acted in connection with projects in a large number of jurisdictions including the UK, France, the Philippines, Ethiopia, Zambia, Australia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, South Africa, the US, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and Libya.

Roger has an extensive international arbitration practice, having appeared in a very large number of arbitrations under ICC, LCIA, DIFC and other Institutional rules as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. He is used to leading large teams of lawyers or appearing as Co-Counsel to undertake particular roles.

He is the co-editor (with John Powell QC) of Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability (Sweet & Maxwell, seventh edition 2012), of which he has been an editor since the third edition (1992). He has twice been named the Chambers & Partners Professional Negligence Silk of the Year (2007 and 2010). He is a recorder and appointed to sit in the Technology and Construction Court.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Roger Stewart QC is singled out by impressed sources as "a very bright and perceptive arbitrator". 

Biography

Roger is one of the leading silks at the Bar.  He practises in predominantly high value and high profile disputes in the United Kingdom and internationally.  His original background was in professional liability and construction but he now does commercial work across a spectrum of insurance, civil fraud, information technology and shareholder disputes. 


He has a considerable reputation as a highly experienced trial advocate and has been instructed on a series of important appeals – often where he was not instructed at first instance.

He also sits regularly as an arbitrator.

WWL says

Roger Stewart QC is applauded for his “very good grasp of construction issues” and has over 30 years of experience acting for public entities and private parties as counsel under ICC and LCIA rules.  

Biography

Roger is one of the leading silks at the Bar. He practises in predominantly high value and high profile disputes in the United Kingdom and internationally. His original background was in professional liability and construction but he now does commercial work across a spectrum of insurance, civil fraud, information technology and shareholder disputes.  

He has a considerable reputation as a highly experienced trial advocate and has been instructed on a series of important appeals – often where he was not instructed at first instance.

He also sits regularly as an arbitrator.
WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Roger Stewart QC is known among market commentators as "an excellent silk for professional negligence matters" and "a superb advocate". 

Biography

Roger is one of the leading silks at the Bar. He practises in predominantly high value and high profile disputes in the United Kingdom and internationally. His original background was in professional liability and construction but he now does commercial work across a spectrum of insurance, civil fraud, information technology and shareholder disputes.  

He has a considerable reputation as a highly experienced trial advocate and has been instructed on a series of important appeals – often where he was not instructed at first instance.

He also sits regularly as an arbitrator.
WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Roger Stewart QC is distinguished as “an excellent barrister for professional negligence matters in particular”, and is “incredibly persuasive with tribunals”.

Biography

Roger is one of the leading silks at the Bar. He practises in predominantly high value and high profile disputes in the United Kingdom and internationally. His original background was in professional liability and construction but he now does commercial work across a spectrum of insurance, civil fraud, information technology and shareholder disputes.  

He has a considerable reputation as a highly experienced trial advocate and has been instructed on a series of important appeals – often where he was not instructed at first instance.

He also sits regularly as an arbitrator.

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