Bob Moxon Browne QC
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“a very astute and canny operator”Chambers UK 2018
"Formidable"Legal 500 2017
"his judgement is second to none"Chambers UK
"a warhorse of the insurance Bar"Chambers UK
"First-rate... he's seen everything and been everywhere"Chambers UK
"completely bulletproof"Chambers UK
Described by Chambers UK as “an amazing court room presence” and “a fantastic leader”, Bob is very well known as a commanding advocate in the heaviest commercial, industrial and insurance cases. With over 25 years’ experience as a successful silk, Bob has the depth of experience and strong personality needed to deal effectively with difficult cases and – when occasionally necessary – with difficult clients. Known as “a ferocious cross-examiner” (Legal 500) Bob is a popular choice with insurers and others faced with major conflicts of evidence, or the need to mount the determined pursuit of allegations of malpractice or dishonesty. In all his work, an amiable and relaxed manner belies a capacity for meticulous application to the detail of complex cases, coupled with a lively and vigorous forensic style. The list of Bob’s more recent reported cases, many of them decisions from the Court of Appeal, attest to the depth and width of his experience, and to the success which he enjoys as a top-rated Queen’s Counsel.
Described by Chambers UK as “a warhorse of the insurance Bar” and “a popular choice for the meatiest insurance and reinsurance cases”, Bob Moxon Browne is very experienced in all areas of insurance law and practice, including subrogated recoveries involving fires, flooding and other catastrophic events, the role of insurance brokers (including at Lloyd’s), policy construction questions and repudiation for breach of warranty and fraud. He retains a special interest in life and health insurance issues, and is often counsel of choice for the reinsurers interested in these risks.
Recognised as a Band One silk in this practice area, Chambers UK say “Bob’s judgment in property damage cases is second to none”. He has extensive experience of fire, flood and subsidence cases and has a special interest in causation questions arising from the failure of fire and flood protection devices. He was leading counsel in BMG v Galliford Try Construction, Sainsbury’s v Broadway Malyon, Sahib Foods v PKS, and the ING warehouse fire litigation, all concerned with the legal consequences of the failure of fire protection devices to contain the spread of fire.