Abdul Jinadu was called to the Bar in 1995 and has been a practising barrister in Keating Chambers since 1996, specialising in construction, engineering and energy disputes, and domestic and international arbitration. His practice covers a wide spectrum of advisory work, drafting and advocacy, related to standard form and bespoke contracts; contractors’, sub-contractors’ and employers’ claims; professional negligence claims (architects, engineers, surveyors and valuers). He has acted for the full spectrum of clients including construction and engineering companies, government organisations, corporations, public utilities, local authorities, consultancies, architects and engineers. For his year of call he has extensive experience in the Court of Appeal appearing in the Court of Appeal without the benefit of leading counsel.
He has extensive experience of a wide range of disputes and advisory work relating to infrastructure projects. Significant cases have involved oil and gas; facilities pharmaceutical plants, hospitals, mining, marine construction, major projects at Canary Wharf as well as local authority cases and other major construction projects.
He specialises in adjudication and is a TECBAR accredited adjudicator. In addition to acting as an adjudicator and giving papers and seminars on the subject, he has acted for clients at all stages of the adjudication process (advising, drafting, and representation at enforcement proceedings) and at all levels up to the Court of Appeal where he has appeared successfully in reported decisions both enforcing and resisting enforcement of adjudicator’s decisions. Abdul also advises and represents parties engaged in various forms of alternative dispute resolution.
He has acted for a number of international clients in international disputes including the National Petroleum Company of Trinidad, the governments of Ghana and Malawi, a Kuwaiti company in an engineering dispute in the oil sector and a large arbitration concerning the construction of a large oil and gas project in the UAE.
Abdul Jinadu is bi-lingual in English and Yoruba and maintains significant contacts with his home country of Nigeria. He has well developed contacts in the legal profession and in the construction and oil and gas sectors in Nigeria. Contacts in Nigeria are at all levels of Government (State and Federal) and the private sector.
Abdul Jinadu has lectured on a wide range of subjects to a wide range of professional bodies.
"gets on top of the most complicated of issues."
Chambers and Partners 2012
"a forthright character who gets to grips with things very quickly indeed."
Chambers and Partners 2011
“recommended by clients for his user-friendly and commercial approach.”
Chambers and Partners 2010
- Acting on behalf of the government of Malawi in an ICC arbitration.
- Acting on behalf of a local authority in a dispute concerning ground works.
- Advising the claimant in an arbitration, between a UK Contractor and the State, concerning a World Bank funded road project in West Africa.
- Acting in a series of adjudications on behalf of a major UK contractor regarding a high profile residential development in London.
- Acting in a multi-million pound adjudication on a high profile commercial development on behalf of a major UK contractor in London.
- Acting in a series of adjudications on behalf of a major UK contractor regarding a mixed residential and commercial project in the north of England.
- Acting on behalf of a major international construction company on a large adjudication concerning a commercial project in the east of England.
- Acting in a multi-million pound claim on behalf of an international port operator regarding marine construction works.
- Acting on behalf of a major contractor in relation to a claim arising from the Jubilee Line extension.
- Acting on behalf of a contractor in relation to a claim regarding marine construction works arising from the refurbishment of a key defence establishment.
- Advising a major UK construction services company in respect of a claim arising from the Westfield development.
- Advising a major UK construction services company in respect of a claim arising from infrastructure refurbishment works.
- Acting on behalf of a development company in High Court litigation regarding the redevelopment of educational facilities.
- Acting for a UK power company, in a £40m claim concerning power generation equipment.
- Represented a national oil company in US$40m international arbitration regarding the turnaround maintenance of a major regional oil refinery in the Caribbean.
- Acting on behalf of a Kuwaiti company in an engineering dispute in the oil sector.
- Acting on behalf of a major defence contractor in an adjudication relating to a major defence information technology project.
- Contributor, Keating on Construction Contracts - Ninth Edition (2012)
- Chapter author Keating on Construction Contracts Eighth Edition Supplement (2008)
- Researcher, Keating on Construction Contracts - Eighth Edition (2006)
- Researcher, Keating on Construction Contracts - Seventh Edition (2001)
Education and Professional Career
|MA in Law, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge|
LL.M. Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Called to the Bar (Middle Temple)
Pupillage, Keating Chambers
TECBAR Accredited Adjudicator
Public Access Training
Technology and Construction Bar Association (TECBAR)
Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)
Society of Construction Law
CIArb (UK and Nigeria)
Abdul has written papers on adjudication and professional negligence. He is an avid Tottenham Hotspurs fan and enjoys military history.
If you would like to discuss ways in which Keating Chambers can assist you or your organisation, please contact Senior Clerk, Nick Child
, in the first instance, on +44(0)20 7544 2600. The teams of Clerks will be pleased to advise you on the member of Keating Chambers appropriate to your requirements.
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