Anthony Lavers read law at University College, London (Joseph Hellyer Prize 1977) and the University of Southampton and taught it at the University of Portsmouth and the National University of Singapore, where he obtained his Ph.D for a thesis on professional liability in the construction and property-related professions.
After a year as Visiting Scholar at Wolfson College
, Cambridge, he
took up a senior post at Oxford Brookes University
was successively Reader and Professor of Law.
He also taught on the Legal Practice Course at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice.
was given a Visiting Chair in Law by Oxford Brookes when he
left the University in 2001 and a Visiting Chair in Law by the University of Portsmouth
was awarded a D.Litt by Portsmouth in 2006.
currently lectures on the M.Sc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King's College, London
and gives regular visiting post-graduate lectures at the Architectural Association and Birmingham School of Architecture
and at Cambridge and Bath Universities
National and international profile
Anthony Lavers has been a Member of Council of the Society of Construction Law since 1996 and was Vice-Chairman (2002-2004) and Chairman (2004-2006).
also chairs the SCL Hudson Prize Judging Panel.
He was Co-ordinator of the Commission on Post-Construction Liability and Insurance of the International Council for Building Research 1995-2001 and edited the Commission's 19-country comparative study on post-construction liability which received a Commendation at the Chartered Institute of Builders Literary Awards.
has over 90 other publications, including Construction Law in Singapore and Malaysia (Butterworths, Asia) and Expert Witness in the RICS Case in Point series.
In 2009 he
co-authored FIDIC Contracts: Law and Practice (Informa, London), the leading text on the FIDIC forms of contract.
has given seminars and conference papers in 30 countries worldwide.
During his time as an academic, Anthony Lavers was Consultant to Fishburn Boxer (1989-93) and to the Construction Group at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (1996-2001).
A barrister, (Lincoln's, 1997), since 2001 he has divided his time between the London office of US law firm White & Case, where he is Counsel in the Construction & Engineering Practice Group, and his role at Keating Chambers.
Much of his work at White & Case involves training, writing and professional development; he has also assisted in research on construction matters relating to projects in Algeria, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Kuwait, Lesotho, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Rumania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Uzbekistan.
Anthony Lavers, who qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2001, was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) in 2008.
Anthony Lavers has served on the Employed Barristers Committee of the Bar Council since January 2010.
Director of Research and Professional Development, Keating Chambers
first pupillage at Keating Chambers
1997-98 (his second was at St. John's Chambers in Bristol).
He was asked to act as Consultant to Chambers in 2001, advising on research, training and development issues.
This role was confirmed in his
(part-time) appointment in 2005 as Director of Research and Professional Development.
Since 2002 Anthony Lavers
has produced a regular update on legal developments, which is offered as a free service on the Chambers website.
advises on publications and seminar topics and content in relation to the many invitations received by Members of Chambers and was responsible for developing the Clerks Training Programme.
also provides technical and legal content for the Chambers website and other marketing related material.