Daniel Crowley C.ARB
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"Has excellent attention to detail at all times”Chambers UK 2021
"A highly established, well-respected and impressive practitioner"Chambers UK 2020
"An experienced advocate and a highly effective cross-examiner"Chambers UK 2020
"Practical, commercial and an excellent advocate"Chambers UK 2019
"Very proactive, very bright and very experienced"Chambers UK 2019
"Good on paper, good on his feet and good with clients"Chambers UK 2018
"An experienced advocate with highly effective cross-examination skills, who displays great attention to detail at all times"Chambers UK 2018
"He is very bright and spot-on legally"Chambers UK 2017
"He is excellent, really thorough and very clever"Chambers UK 2017
Daniel Crowley is a very experienced barrister. He has fought dozens of cases to trial. He has also argued a number of cases in the Court of Appeal. He specialises in insurance, construction and engineering, professional liability, product liability/property damage, commercial litigation and arbitration.
Daniel Crowley acts in all aspects of commercial insurance including insurance claims, coverage issues, policy construction, misrepresentation, non-disclosure, breach of warranty, estoppel, waiver and reservation of rights, co-insurance and ICOBS/Insurance Conduct of Business Sourcebook. He has a particular expertise in insurance fraud. He also acts for and against brokers as part of his professional negligence practice. He lectures on insurance issues especially insurance fraud.
He has experience in delay and disruption claims and defect claims and all aspects of construction adjudications and arbitrations. He has particular expertise in claims arising under the Defective Premises Act 1972.
He has expertise in all areas of product liability/property damage/recovery claims including damage caused by defective products, fires, explosions, floods, tree roots, heave, landslip, vibrations and defective building work. By reason of his insurance expertise, he has particular expertise and experience of claims on insurance policies in respect of property damage.
Acting for and against solicitors, accountants, auditors, financial advisers, valuers, surveyors, engineers, architects and other construction professionals and insurance brokers.
Wide range of commercial litigation with particular experience in sale of goods including international sale of goods; carriage of goods including CMR Convention and RHA terms; jurisdiction disputes; freezing (Mareva) injunctions; and Company Director Disqualification proceedings.
Daniel Crowley is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Chartered Arbitrator. He is on the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Arbitration Panel.
He is regularly instructed in arbitrations. Recent arbitrations include:
- Substantial LCIA arbitration on international tank containers (instructed by Laytons)
- Claim arising from a fire on the roof of commercial premises (instructed by Plexus Law)
- Acted for Claimant South American Company, in a cross-border contractual claim in an international arbitration heard at IDRC in London. He led David Thomas of 2TG (instructed by Fischer & Schickendantz, Uruguay)
- Acted for international energy and process contractor in an ICC arbitration on claim for variations and delay and disruption arising from a power station project (instructed by DWF)
- Acted for international energy and process contractor in an ICC arbitration on a conversion from a coal fired power station to biomass in France, including Court applications in the UK. (instructed by DWF)
- Acted for a European supplier of pharmaceutical tablet presses in an ICC arbitration brought by a Middle Eastern pharmaceutical company (instructed by Kennedys)
He advises and appears in Court on appeals from arbitration awards: see, for example, Crest Nicholson (Eastern) Ltd v Mr and Mrs Western  1 BLR 426; (2008) 119 Con LR 18; (2008) CILL 2599 and arbitration applications.
He sits as an arbitrator. He has sat as an arbitrator on appointments from the CIArb including international arbitration:
- Dispute over funds in an escrow account following a share sale.
- Arbitration arising from a public body’ termination of its contract with a solicitors’ firm.
- Dispute between a solicitors’ firm and an ATE insurer.
Daniel has appeared in the following reported cases:
- 2 Entertain Video Ltd and Others v Sony DADC Europe Ltd  1 All E.R. 527; (2020) 190 Con. L.R. 145
- Actavo UK Ltd v Doosan Babcock Ltd –  EWHC 2849 (TCC); (2017) 177 ConLR 77 (with Martin Hirst)
- BPT Ltd v Patterson – (CLCC TCC) (2016) Lawtel Document No. AC0153059
- Rendlesham Estates plc and Others v Barr Limited  1 WLR 3663;  BLR 37,  TCLR 1; (2015) 157 Con LR 147;  CILL 3604
- Hufford v Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd  BLR 633
- Robbins v LB Bexley  LLR 976 (Edwards-Stuart J);  BLR 11,  All E R (D) 177 (Court of Appeal)
- Khan and Khan v (1) London Borough of Harrow; and (2) Helen Sheila Kane  BLR 611;  All ER (D) 32;  CILL 3421
- Zennstrom and Another v Fagot and Others (2013) 147 Con LR 162,  All ER (D) 287 (Feb), (2013) 30 BLM 46
- Denness and Another v East Hampshire District Council  All ER (D) 307 (Oct)
- Berent v Family Mosaic Housing  BLR 488,  CILL 3213
- Foster and Another v Stojanovski  All E R (D) 157
- Jenson and Jenson v Faux  1 WLR 3038;  WLR (D) 133; The Times Law Reports 26.04.11;  TCLR 4,  HLR 30,  P&CR 11,  CILL 3025,  NPC 42
- Bole and Van Den Haak v (1) Huntsbuild Ltd and (2) Richard Money (t/a Richard Money Associates) [TCC] (2009) 124 Con LR 1;  WLR (D) 98;  All E R (D) 195; (2009) CILL 2697; 153 (120 SJLB 27; [CA]  EWCA Civ 1146; (2010) 127 Con LR 154;  ALL E R (D) 84; (2010) 27 BLM 34.
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- Porter v Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. (High Court QBD, Liverpool DR 2009, Coulson J)  Lloyd’s Rep IR 373;  Lloyd’s Rep IR Plus 11;  All E R (D) 152;  2 All E R (Comm) 658; (2009) NPC 38; (2009) ILM 75.
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- Hames v Ferguson  All E R (D) 152 (CA)
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- Hough v Annear (2008) 119 Con LR 57
- Crest Nicholson (Eastern) Ltd v Mr and Mrs Western  1 BLR 426;  All E R (D) 249; (2008) 119 Con LR 18; (2008) CILL 2599;  TCLR 9.
- Eiles v London Borough of Southwark  All E R (D) 237
- Wessanen Foods Ltd v Jofson Ltd  All E R (D) 48
- The Burns – Anderson Independent Network plc v Francis Henry Wheeler  Lloyd’s Rep 580 (QBD)
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- Brown v Vosper Thorneycroft Ltd  All ER (D) 375
- 24 Seven Utility Services Ltd v Rosekey Ltd (t/a Atwal Builders) and Another  All E R (D) 288
- Kanu v Kashif  All E R (D) 496 (CA)
- L E Jones (Insurance Brokers) Ltd v Portsmouth City Council  BLR 244;  All E R (D) 231;  NPC 40 (TCC);  1 WLR 427,  BLR 67; (2003) 87 Con LR 169; (2003) 15 EG 139; (2002) 47 EG 146 (CS);  All E R (D) 90, The Times 21.11.02; (CA)
- Khanna v Somra and Others  All E R (D) 56 (QBD)
- Primavera v Allied Dunbar plc  Lloyd’s Rep PN 14  All E R (D) 231 (QBD);  All ER (D) 54; (2003)PNLR 12;  Pens L R 513 (CA)
- Video London Sound Studios v Asticus (GMS) Ltd and Keltbray Ltd  All E R (D) 168 (TCC)
- Anglian Water Services Ltd v Crawshaw Robbins & Co Ltd  BLR 173;  NPC 32 (QBD)
- Dainty and Others v Reynolds and Others (CA)  All E R (D) 2010; (High Court, Holland J)  All E R (D) 43
- Ludlow v National Power plc  All E R (D) 1868(CA);
- Hooper & Ors v Gorvin  All ER (D) 2165;  WTLR 575;  3 EGCS 130;  NPC 140 (Ch. D)
- Kamenou v Dodson  2 All ER 764;  BLR 72;  2 Costs LR 117 (TCC).
- Cooper v Fearnley, Re A Debtor (No. 103) of 1994  B.P.I.R 20 (Ch. D)
- Kahl v Holderness Borough Council  PIQR P401 (CA)
- Talbot v Berkshire County Council  Q.B. 290; (1993) 3 WLR 708; (1993) 4 All ER 9;  RTR 406; (1993) PIQR P319; (1993) 157 LG Rev 1004; (1993) 143 NLJ 402; The Times 23.03.93 (CA)