Doré Green

Call 1994

"Very calm, clear and easy to work with."

Legal 500 2024


Doré has considerable expertise in claims raising complex technical issues, in particular claims relating to fires, floods, subsidence and landslip and other nuisance and statutory based forms of liability and raising complex design, engineering and geotechnical issues. In all these areas he has acted both for insurers in subrogated recovery claims and for indemnity insurers, in particular constructional professionals. He regularly appears in the TCC.

In insurance and reinsurance work Doré has considerable experience in coverage disputes, in particular policy wording and policy construction, breach of warranties, scope of cover, and claims raising contentious technical issues on the proximate cause of loss. He routinely acts in litigation arising from policy avoidance for non-disclosure, and fraud (both fraudulent claims and fraudulent exaggeration) in particular in the context of fire claims. He has acted for most leading insurers in all these areas. He has also acted in claims inter-insurers arising from double insurance.

In professional indemnity the principal focus of Doré’s practice has been in claims for and against construction professionals, in particular engineers and design professionals; and for and against valuers in claims relating to defective buildings – both commercial and domestic.

He has also acted in claims against brokers, including Lloyd’s brokers, in particular relating to coverage and notification, and for insurers in claims against loss adjusters.

Specialises in Property Damage and related claims.

Significant Cases

Associated Yarns v Delta Laminates

Instructed by Berrymans. Vicarious liability for criminal act causing fire.

Hiscox Insurance v Haringey

Instructed by Plexus. Limitation in claims relating to loss of support.

Wynnstay v Heygate

Instructed by Plexus. Product liability in animal feed stuffs.

Armstrong v EDF Energy

Instructed by Greenwoods. Liability of energy supplier and related policy and coverage issues.

Davidson v NEDL

Instructed by Eversheds. Proper approach to causation in fire claims.

Chand v Hiscox Insurance

Instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain. Limits on extent of insurers liability under first party policy in respect of fire.

Ali and others v Oakfield Developments (Yorkshire) Ltd

Instructed by Halliwells. Acting for claimants in multi-party claim involving catastrophic slope failure during development works.

Crossley and others v Roch Valley Developments

Instructed by Plexus. Acting for defendants in multi-party claim involving catastrophic slope failure during development works.

Gemini Riteway v Lonsdale and others

Instructed by Lamport Bassitt. Brokers negligence and policy coverage issues in primary and excess layer insurance.

Privacy Policy

Doré Green Privacy Policy

My contact details:

ICO Reg No: Z5522950
Address: 2 Temple Gardens, London, EC4Y 9AY
Phone: +44 (0)20 7822 1200

The type of personal information I collect

To enable me to provide you with legal advice and representation in courts, tribunals, arbitrations and mediations, I currently collect and process the following personal information:

Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name, date of birth and contact details), bank and financial details, your background and circumstance and education.

Other personal data relevant to, or included in instructions to provide legal services, including data specific to the instructions in question and data included in documents provided to me as part of instructions or otherwise.

Such information may include personal information relating to family members, associates, agents, employees, shareholders or beneficial owners. By providing such personal information to me, you automatically confirm that you are authorised to do so. It is not reasonably practicable for me to provide the information set out in this Privacy Notice to those individuals. Accordingly, where appropriate, you are responsible for providing this information to any such individuals.

Where necessary, I may also need to process Special Category data about you including

  • racial or ethnic origin;
  • personal data revealing political opinions;
  • personal data revealing religious or philosophical beliefs;
  • personal data revealing trade union membership;
  • genetic data;
  • biometric data (where used for identification purposes);
  • data concerning health;
  • data concerning a person’s sex life; and
  • data concerning a person’s sexual orientation.

How I get the personal information and why I have it

Most of the personal information that I process is provided to me directly by you or via the professional you have instructed such as a solicitor or consultant or other professional adviser who instructs me on your behalf to provide legal services.

I use the information that you have given me in order to

  • provide legal services to you, my client, including the provision of legal advice and
  • representation in courts, tribunals, arbitrations, and mediations
  • keep accounting records and carry out office administration
  • take or defend legal or regulatory proceedings or to exercise a lien
  • respond to potential complaints or make complaints
  • check for potential conflicts of interest in relation to future potential cases
  • promote and market my services
  • carry out anti-money laundering and terrorist financing checks
  • train other barristers and pupils, and when providing work-shadowing opportunities
  • publish legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals as required or permitted by law.

I may share this information with

  • other professional advisers such as other legal professionals and consultant experts and other witnesses
  • courts and tribunals
  • the staff in my Chambers
  • prosecution authorities
  • pupils and mini pupils
  • lay clients
  • family and associates of the person whose personal information I am processing
  • in the event of complaints, the Head of Chambers, other individuals nominated by Chambers who deal with complaints, the Bar Standards Board, and the Legal Ombudsman
  • other regulatory authorities
  • current, past or prospective employers
  • education and examining bodies
  • business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies, e.g. the Bar Council
  • professional indemnity insurers or brokers
  • the general public in relation to the publication of legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals
  • If you have engaged other professional advisers to instruct me on your behalf on the matters on which I am providing legal services to you, I shall assume that I may disclose your personal information to them unless you tell me otherwise.
  • I may be required to provide your information to regulators, such as the Bar Standards Board, the Financial Conduct Authority or the Information Commissioner’s Office. In the case of the Information Commissioner’s Office, there is a risk that your information may lawfully be disclosed by them for the purpose of any other civil or criminal proceedings, without my consent or yours, which includes privileged information.
  • I may also be required to disclose your information to the police or intelligence services, where, acting in good faith, I consider it required and permitted by law.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful basis I rely on for processing this information is

  • The processing is necessary for a contract I have with you, or because you have asked me to take specific steps before entering into a contract.
  • You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting me.
  • It may be necessary for me to share your personal data to comply with legal obligations to, for example, HMRC.

How I store your personal information

Your information is securely stored in Chambers or at my home. I use reasonable technical and organisational security measures such as password protection and encryption of computer generated data and keeping paper data secure to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or destroyed, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way.

In this connection, Chambers, as data processor, acting on my behalf, will only process your personal data on my instructions and is subject to a duty of confidentiality.

The data will be held in line with any regulatory obligations and generally be kept for 6 years but may be 12 years, or longer where, for example, the case includes information relating to a minor, from the date of completion of instructions. At this point any further retention will be reviewed and the data will be marked for deletion or marked for retention for a further period.

All data will be securely deleted or securely shredded after this time without reference to you. I will store some of your information which I need to carry out conflict checks for the rest of my career. However, this is likely to be limited only to your name and contact details and the name of the case. It will not include any information that is “sensitive information” for GDPR purposes.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

  • Your right of access – You have the right to ask me for copies of your personal information.
  • Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask me to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask me to complete information you think is incomplete.
  • Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask me to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask me to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that I transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
  • You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, I have one month to respond to you. Please contact me at 2 Temple Gardens, London, EC4Y 9AY or if you wish to make a request.

Transfer of your information outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

This privacy notice is of general application and as such it is not possible to state whether it will be necessary to transfer your information out of the EEA. If I do transfer your personal data I will use safeguards to ensure the data is fully protected as required by the UK Data Protection Regulations.

Changes to my Privacy Policy

From time to time, I may need to make chances to my privacy policy. If so, the changes will appear on my entry on the 2TG website.


As above, I may share your personal data with Chambers who may in turn use that data to notify you by email, or post about an invitation to seminars and similar events. You may opt out of receiving any such marketing communications at any time by using the “unsubscribe” link in any emails. In relation to how Chambers uses such data, please see Chambers’ privacy policy. Other than sharing personal data with Chambers as described above, I will not share your information with any other third party for marketing purposes.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about my use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to me or to my Senior Clerk, Lee Tyler at 2 Temple Gardens, London, EC4Y 9AY or You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website:

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"A senior junior with a KC's practice."

Legal 500 2023

"He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of insurance law and an amazing ability to explain complex issues with great clarity."

Legal 500 2023

"His attention to detail is second to none."

Chambers UK 2023

"His thoroughness and attention to detail is second to none."

Legal 500 2022

"An outstanding intellect."

Legal 500 2021

"A fiercely intelligent advocate with piercing insight."

Legal 500 2021

  • MA, Oxford University

  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Common Law & Commercial Bar Association

Recommended as a Leading Junior by Legal 500 and Chambers UK for insurance and reinsurance and professional negligence. Described as “thorough and very bright… spots everything in a case.”

Very calm, clear and easy to work with.”
“Incredibly thorough and can always be trusted to leave no stone unturned when advising on complex matters.”
Legal 500 2024

“Doré’s attention to detail is second to none. He is unafraid of revisiting points until he has them fully in his grasp, which is very effective as it usually has the impact of simplifying the key issues in a case.” “Doré has a natural flair for advocacy.” “He is great on paper and comes up with inventive ways of resolving things.”
Chambers UK 2023

“Doré has an encyclopaedic knowledge of insurance law and an amazing ability to explain complex issues with great clarity.” “Dore Green is a senior junior with a KC’s practice. He has an unrivalled knowledge of the law in this field. He combines subtle and effective advocacy with strong client skills. Particular expertise in construction related claims.”
Legal 500 2023

His thoroughness and attention to detail is second to none. He is extremely user-friendly and is my go-to counsel for complex matters. His knowledge of the detail of any case is extraordinary, and he knows which points should be argued.” “Doré is one of my go-to people for complex, technical property and insurance claims. He’s great with clients, excellent in mediation and responsive.” “He’s personable and brilliant at answering questions.”
Chambers UK 2022

“His thoroughness and attention to detail is second to none, and he leaves no stone unturned. He is extremely user friendly and is my go to counsel for complex matters. Doré’s knowledge of the detail of any case where I have instructed him over may years is extraordinary, and he knows which points should be argued and which should not.”
Legal 500 2022

“His knowledge, expertise and organisational skills are excellent, especially in cases involving material damage.” “He’s collaborative and able to work through things together with the other side.”
Chambers UK 2021

“An outstanding intellect which he doesn’t shout about, he has an all-encompassing understanding of both insurance and commercial issues.” “A fiercely intelligent advocate with piercing insight. Doré is someone who chases down every point in a case until he knows it inside out. A terrific barrister to have on your side, and terrifying when he appears on the other side!”
Legal 500 2021

“He’s excellent at dealing with highly technical insurance and property damage disputes.” “He’s very considered in his approach and very scientifically minded.”
Chambers UK 2020

“He is great on the detail and very tenacious.” “A formidable opponent with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law.”
Legal 500 2020

“A master of detail. The perfect person for heavy duty work” “Fantastic in technical cases that require a lot of scientific expertise.”
Chambers UK 2019

“A most thorough barrister – he is meticulous in his preparation and leaves no stone unturned.” “He is a good advocate with strong attention to detail.”
Chambers UK 2018

Legal 500 2018

“He is an insurance specialist with a science background, who is good for highly technical insurance and property damage disputes.”
Chambers UK 2017

“He has an instinctive knack for getting the ear of the court in highly technical cases”
Legal 500 2017

“Incredibly thorough and leaves no stone unturned. He works hard, is very user-friendly and develops good relationships.”
Chambers UK 2016

“Recommended for coverage disputes.”
Legal 500 2016

“He gets good results, is highly intelligent and really understands the law.”
Chambers UK 2015

“Well versed in policy wording and policy construction disputes.”
Legal 500 2015

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