Neil Moody KC

Call 1989 | Silk 2010

"A first-rate advocate"

Chambers UK 2024

Expertise

A former head of the 2TG Property Damage Group, Neil deals with high value claims often arising from construction or utilities projects, fires, explosions, floods and subsidence. He has an excellent grasp of the expert evidence required in these often highly technical cases.

Neil’s reported property damage cases include: 2 Entertain Video Ltd v. Sony DADC Europe Ltd [2020] EWHC 972 (fire); Oldcorn v Southern Water [2017] EWHC (flood); Cooper v Thameside [2016] EWHC (flood); Mueller v Central Roofing [2013] EWHC (fire); Hi-Lite v Wolseley [2011] EWHC (fire); Chubb Fire v Vicar of Spalding [2010] EWCA (contamination); Cordin v Newport [2009] EWHC (flood); William McIlroy v Quinn Insurance [2011] EWCA (fire); Coal Pension Properties v Nu-Way [2009] EWHC (gas explosion).

Notable Property Damage cases


Grenfell Tower Litigation

Advising a central participant in the Grenfell Tower Litigation.


2 Entertain Video Ltd v Sony DADC Europe Ltd [2020] EWHC 972

Successful recovery action for BBC in recovery action arising from huge fire in Sony warehouse caused by arson during London Riots of 2012.


International arbitration (LCIA rules, Zurich seat) arising from major explosion caused by defective gas engines.


Advising insurers of aerospace manufacturer in relation to chemical spill and consequent catastrophic fire.


Advising as to liability in respect of damage to power station caused by catastrophic explosion which killed many and damaged two hundred buildings.


Advising local authority as to remedies arising from flood damage caused by overflowing lake after heavy rainfall.


Advising gas installation engineers in respect of liability for an explosion which damaged 200 houses.


Advising building contractors as to liability for fire arising from their works, and their rights against PL insurers who declined cover.


Advising major national retailer in respect of recovery of losses arising from disastrous fire at flagship store; complex electrical engineering issues.


Advising insurers in defence of claim for extensive fire damage caused by construction works where fire spread to neighbouring properties.


Advising main contractor in claim arising from partial collapse of school building; economic loss; complex structure theory.


Defence of claim arising from disastrous fire on plastic extrusion line; fire allegedly caused by defectively designed and installed control system.


Advising major electrical utility in action arising from fire allegedly caused by defect in supply side equipment; issues as to scope of duty of care and statutory regulations; electrical engineering issues.


Advising gas utility as to liability for extensive property damage caused by major gas explosion; scope of duty to inspect and maintain gas pipelines.


Advising occupiers in respect of extensive flood damage caused by negligent operation of water utility’s pumping station.


Advising major industrial corporation in respect of extensive damage caused to power station infrastructure as a result of poor upgrading works; electrical engineering issues.


Advising householder as to claim for noise nuisance caused by nearby pumping station.


Advising main contractor in claim against sub-contractor arising from defective soils stabilisation works in connection with construction of large warehouse; geotechnical engineering issues.


Advising main contractor in multi-party action arising from large fire on construction site; spread of fire to neighbouring premises.


£100m fire claim arising from allegedly defective fuelling and defuelling system at motorcycle factory; advising designers of the system.


Oldcorn v Southern Water [2017] EWHC

Acting for householders in respect of flood damage caused by poorly maintained sewerage system.


Cooper v Thameside [2016] EWHC

Successful defence of claim against plumbing contractors in respect of allegedly defective pipework installation which caused a flood.


Mueller v Central Roofing [2013] EWHC

Successful pursuit of subrogated claim for disastrous £23m fire caused by construction works; issues as to contractual construction, causation and remoteness.


Chubb Fire v Vicar of Spalding [2010] EWCA Civ 981

Advising fire extinguisher manufacturer in respect of claim for extensive damage to a church arising from use of fire extinguishers but caused by vandals; causation; novus actus.


Hi-Lite v Wolseley [2009] EWHC 3075 (QB); [2011] EWHC 2153 (TCC)

Advising supplier of submersible pump in successful defence of action arising from major fire in a Birmingham shopping centre; jurisdiction and conflicts of law issues.


Advising multiple claimants in successful claim for flood damage arising from negligently operated reservoir; Rylands v Fletcher; statutory duties and powers; expert hydrology evidence: Cordin v Newport [2009] EWHC (TCC).

Neil has long-standing expertise in all aspects of construction related disputes, both in litigation, arbitration and adjudication. He accepts instructions as an arbitrator and is a Tecbar accredited adjudicator. He has detailed experience of quantity surveying, programming and forensic accountancy evidence.

Notable Construction cases


Acting for a main contractor in a delay and disruption claim arising from defective underpinning works for a newly constructed hotel. Complex programming and forensic accountancy issues.


Acting for the main contractor in a statutory adjudication arising from the construction of a flood management scheme.


Acting for the CAR insurers of a major London hotel project in a claim arising from the defective design and construction of the roof.


Acting for CAR insurers of major highway construction project in relation to defective earthworks. Multi-million pound delay claim.


Acting for employer and main contractor in claim brought by subsequent purchaser of blocks of flats in relation to claim for defects. Issues as to pure economic loss and proper quantification of the claim.


Acting for the manufacturer of industrial coatings in a dispute over the adequacy of a deck coating system at the Dubai Mall, UAE.

Neil is Co-Head of Insurance at 2TG. His insurance and reinsurance work complements the other areas of his practice. He deals with coverage disputes, non-disclosure, brokers’ negligence, policy construction, fraudulent and exaggerated claims. He is frequently asked to advise on the proper construction of PI, EL, PL and CAR policies.

Notable Insurance & Reinsurance cases


Advising as to the proper approach to warranties under the Insurance Act 2015.


Advising as Employment Related Practices Cover.


Advising as to coverage in relation to business interruption claims arising from coronavirus pandemic.


Acting for a business interruption insurer in an ad-hoc arbitration (UNCITRAL rules) concerning coverage under a manufacturing policy. Complex forensic accountancy issues.


Advising insurers as to proper scope of claims under CAR policy in case of defective cladding; whether damage has been sustained; application of DE defects exclusions.


Advising insurers as to the scope of claims under a CAR policy in claims arising from defective earthworks.


Advising the insured IFA as to whether claims arising from the collapse of an Icelandic bank were covered by his PI policy.


Advising as to coverage of CAR policy in £23m claim arising from fire during construction project.


Advising brokers in action brought by insured in respect of inadequate political risks cover arising from trading in Cuba.


Advising claimant insured in action against insurers for wrongful avoidance; claim for damages in excess of the indemnity; applicability of rule in Sprung.


Advising insurers in £25m fire claim for indemnity under fire policy where insurers allege material non-disclosure and breach of warranty.


Advising EL insurers as to whether the EL or PL policy responds in respect of a serious accident at work.


Bate v Aviva [2013] EWHC

Pursuit of action by insured against insurers for wrongful avoidance; application of ICOB; applicability of rule in Sprung relating to damages for non-payment of an indemnity.


Brumder v Aviva [2013] EWCA

Successful defence of action brought by company director against his own company’s EL policy; important case on duties of company directors.


William McIlroy v Quinn Insurance [2011] EWCA Civ 825,[2010] EWHC 244

Successful pursuit by insurers of subrogated claim under Third Party Rights Against Insurers Act 1930 in action arising from claimant’s liability for a fire; arbitration clause; effect of ICOB.


All Leisure Holidays Ltd v Europaische Reiseversicherung [2011] EWHC 2629 (Comm)

Advising insurers in respect of liability for multiple claims under passenger protection policy arising from cancellation of cruises.


Advising policyholder in relation to claim for an indemnity on fire policy where insurers have alleged fraud.


Advising a major firm of City solicitors as to coverage for negligence claims in claims-made policies.


Advising insurers as to double insurance and equitable contribution where two policies may respond to claim in respect of defective design and installation of office block pipework.


Advising insurers as to material non-disclosure, breach of warranty, effect of ICOBS in claim arising from large fire.


Advising partners of a firm of solicitors as to allegation of material non-disclosure in PHI policy taken out by the partners.


Advising insurers as to coverage in a crime and civil liability policy taken out by a building society and arising from mortgage fraud.

Neil has a great breadth of experience across commercial and common law, including in international group actions. He is highly regarded for his skills as an advocate both in court and international arbitrations, his grasp of technical evidence, and for his commercial approach.

He was The Times “Lawyer of the Week” in January 2019 following his successful appearance in the group litigation Kadie Kalma v African Minerals Limited, which he later took successfully to the Court of Appeal in 2020.

Notable International Group Litigation cases


Kalma v African Minerals Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 144; [2018] EWHC 3506

Successful defence of major international group action arising from claims brought against a mine operator.

Neil acts in many high-profile claims arising from defective industrial and consumer products, foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals.

Notable Product Liability cases


Advising a major motor manufacturer in group litigation relating to diesel emissions.


Ayannuga v One Shot Products Ltd [2022] EWHC 590

Successful defence of manufacturer of drain cleaner alleged to be defective.


Advising commercial bakery in action against designers of defective oven which caused major fire.


Advising manufacturer of domestic drain cleaner in respect of fatal accident.


Advising manufacturer of electrical components in respect of major fire.


Advising manufacturers of complex electroplating equipment in relation to £20m claim arising from devastating fire allegedly caused by defects in the equipment; sale of goods; causation; applicability of regulations.


Advising manufacturers of sophisticated ink jet technology in pursuit of claim arising from defective ink.


Advising manufacturers of potato fertilisers in defence of claim for poor crop yields.


Advising supplier of foodstuffs in claim arising from importation of ingredients contaminated with salmonella; related proceedings overseas; jurisdiction and conflict of laws issues.


Advising high-profile motorcycle manufacturers in relation to serious accident caused by allegedly defectively cast components.


Advising manufacturer of gas equipment in defence of £25m claim arising from disastrous explosion and fire in a factory.


Pursuit of successful claim in respect of defective gypsum which caused excessive lead content in mushrooms sold in major supermarkets.


Advising manufacturer of satellite components in major product liability claim arising from damage to a satellite caused during testing.


Coal Pension Properties v Nu-Way [2009] EWHC 824 (TCC)

Successful defence of claim arising from devastating explosion in Oxford Street caused by defective gas equipment and poor maintenance.


Hi-Lite v Wolseley [2009] EWHC 3075 (QB); [2011] EWHC 2153 (TCC)

Advising supplier of submersible pump in successful defence of action arising from major fire in a Birmingham shopping centre; jurisdiction and conflicts of law issues.

Many of Neil’s professional negligence instructions arise in the context of major construction or utility projects or as a result of fires or explosions. In particular, Neil acts for and against architects and engineers in these contexts. However Neil also has a broader professional negligence practice and he frequently acts in claims relating to surveyors, solicitors and insurance brokers. He also advises on PI coverage issues, also undertakes KC determinations in disputes between professionals and their insurers.

Notable Professional Negligence cases


Advising insurers in action against coverholders for breach of binder agreements.


Advising solicitors in defence of action by multiple claimants arising from advice relating to security obtained for overseas property investments.


Advising claimant in action against major firm of solicitors in action arising from the negligent settlement of ancillary relief proceedings.


Advising valuers in multiple actions brought by lenders arising from mortgage valuations.


Advising designers of electrochemical plating equipment in action arising from major fire allegedly caused by defective design.


Advising commercial bakery in action against designers of industrial oven.


£60m multi-party action arising from major construction project; delay claim brought against consulting engineers and construction management professionals; claim for sterilised equity; advising the consulting engineers.


Advising main contractor in multi-party claim arising from defective design and installation of gas supply system in new apartment blocks; significant delay claim.


£7m claim arising from subsidence of shopping centre built on landfill; acting for consulting engineers; geotechnical engineering evidence.


KC determinations between surveyors and PI insurers arising from the defence of claims brought by lenders.


Multi-party action arising from major fire in Manchester apartment block; claims against architects and electrical engineers; fire allegedly exacerbated by defective fire stopping and novel cavity construction; issues as to spread of fire and compliance with Building Regulations; advising the developers; electrical engineering evidence.


Complex claim arising from defective design and construction of multi-storey timber framed building; advising the main contractor.


£12m claim against a health and safety consultant in respect of allegedly negligent health and safety inspections.

Privacy Policy

Neil Moody KC Privacy Policy

My contact details:

ICO Reg No: Z9714537
Address: 2 Temple Gardens, London, EC4Y 9AY
Email: clerks@2tg.co.uk
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
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  • 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 clerks@2tg.co.uk 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.

Marketing

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 clerks@2tg.co.uk. You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:

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"Hugely experienced, excellent cross-examiner and a very tough opponent."


Legal 500 2024

"A stand-out silk."


Legal 500 2023

"He is highly commercial, and an exceptionally strong and reliable advocate."


Chambers UK 2023

"A fantastic leader who combines immense technical knowledge with a calm and effective courtroom manner".


Legal 500 2023

"A first-class barrister who is hard-working and focused."


Chambers UK 2022

"Neil is extremely impressive in court, and certainly has the ear of the judge."


Legal 500 2022

"Authoritative, measured and technically gifted, and fantastically reassuring to both client and solicitor alike."


Legal 500 2021

  • Deputy High Court Judge (2023)
  • Queen’s Counsel (2010)

  • MA, University of Oxford

  • PNBA
  • LCLCBA
  • COMBAR
  • TECBAR
  • Western Circuit

Neil is recommended in the Chambers and Partners Directory 2023 as a leading silk in four categories: insurance/ reinsurance, product liability, property damage, and professional negligence (TCC). He is recommended in the Legal 500 2023 in three categories: insurance/reinsurance, product liability, and professional negligence.

“Neil Moody is an excellent silk with a good eye for technical detail as well as a sound and robust approach when dealing with claims. He is a first-rate advocate who has the ear of the Bench.” “He is a safe pair of hands. Neil is charming, persuasive in front of tribunals and a delight to work with.” “He is a very strong silk in all areas.” “Neil’s advice, advocacy and general handling of matters is simply first-rate.” “He’s very adept at getting through technical evidence.” “Neil is very methodical and thoughtful. He covers all bases.”
Chambers UK 2024

“Neil is known for his tactical acumen and his ability to see the bigger picture and path to success in any particular case. His advocacy is powerful and authoritative but measured – judges love him.” “Hugely experienced, excellent cross-examiner and a very tough opponent, but charming with it.”
Legal 500 2024

“Neil is highly commercial. He is an exceptionally strong advocate and isn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and engage in the detail of a matter.” “Neil is incredibly impressive. He deals with hugely complicated claims.” “Neil is a great advocate. He knows how to present a detailed argument in a sensitive case.” “He deals with complex issues in court with ease.”
Chambers UK 2023

“A fantastic leader who combines immense technical knowledge with a calm and effective courtroom manner. A very firm favourite of the insurance market and solicitors alike.” “Neil is a stand-out silk in this area. He often deals with complex fire and property damage cases arising out of products, together with cross-overs into his sports law practice. In terms of advocacy, he is extremely calm, persuasive and authoritative, cutting through complex areas with ease. He is delightful to work with – and solicitors and juniors really enjoy being led by him.” “Neil is incredibly impressive. He deals with huge claims involving competing causes of action, multiple parties, conflicts issues etc. He is extremely impressive in Court. He certainly has that elusive quality ‘listenability’…I’ve worked with him on a number of cases (mainly fire cases arising in part out of failure of professionals). However, he also has a very good ‘pure’ professional negligence practice.”
Legal 500 2023

“Neil is fantastic.” “He managed to marshal difficult arguments very well and he presented the case very attractively to the judge.” “He has a good grasp of technical areas and is able to deliver information in a clear and concise way.” “He knows his stuff and is incredibly calm and persuasive.” “Clients like him, he has a very good reputation in the market and he is a very good trial advocate.” “He has a good grasp of the technical areas, works collaboratively and can deliver advice in a thorough, clear and concise way.” “A first-class barrister who is hard-working and focused.” “He is skilful and user-friendly on property damage and insurance-related cases.”
Chambers UK 2022

“Neil is extremely impressive in court, and certainly has the ear of the judge. He cuts through complex legal and factual submissions with ease.” “Very good judgement and sound commercial sense, with a good nose for how far to push points – he is tactically and strategically acute, and a team player who is thoroughly reliable and very easy to work with. He quickly grasps the issues and provides excellent advice in an easily digestible format.” “His product liability is incredibly impressive, and complements his extensive property damage and insurance practice. He deals with huge claims involving competing causes of action, multiple parties, conflict of laws issues etc. He is extremely impressive in Court and Judges love to listen to him. His submissions are incredibly clear and manage to cut through complex legal, expert and factual submissions with ease.”
Legal 500 2022

“He is a poised and persuasive advocate.” “He’s extremely user-friendly and responds very promptly.” “Very well regarded throughout the field: reliable and a safe pair of hands.” “His manner with clients is fantastic, and he’s lovely, diplomatic and sharp in dealing with difficult people in such a way that they don’t realise they are being talked round to his point of view.” “He keeps his cool and remains unflappable throughout.”
Chambers UK 2021

“He is absolutely brilliant on the technical detail and has an eye for the real issues in a case.” “He is very easy to work with, well respected by clients, astute and gives excellent commercial advice.” “Authoritative, measured and technically gifted, and fantastically reassuring to both client and solicitor alike.”
Legal 500 2021

“Extremely able.” “He boils complex issues down so that mere mortals can understand.” “He’s exceptional in court and has very good relationships with clients, solicitors and the Bench. Judges respect him which is useful, and he’s exceptionally good at providing calm and concise advice.” “Instils a great sense of authority and confidence.” “A go-to person for high value work.”
Chambers UK 2020

“Combines a robust approach with being commercially minded and pragmatic.” “He is a brilliant advocate with excellent technical understanding.” “Well respected by lawyers and clients for his grasp of the detail.”
Legal 500 2020

“An excellent trial advocate who is highly intelligent, calm, responsive and great with clients.” “Very user-friendly and approachable.” “He’s a very good team player, which is rare in a person of his position. He is very clear, fair and balanced.” “A very good team player who makes his solicitors look good to clients, lets everyone contribute and speak, and is very clear, fair and balanced.” “Excellent to work with. He is very thorough and does his research well.” “He provides calm, considered advice and is willing to roll up his sleeves and engage with the detail.”
Chambers UK 2019

“His strength is his advocacy. He is a persuasive advocate who is a smart operator in the best sense of the word smart.” “Enormously respected, he is clear, concise, very firm in his views and commercially minded.” “He’s got the lot: quality, attention to detail, fantastic advocacy and a really good client manner.”
Chambers UK 2018

“Easy to work with and particularly well regarded for advisory work.” “Excellent for complex advisory work.” “He is experienced in construction-related professional negligence.”
Legal 500 2018

“very experienced, has a very commercial approach, is straightforward and easy to work with” “understands what clients want and then implements it.” “instils a great sense of authority and confidence… Offers well respected, considered advice.”
Chambers UK 2017

“superb” “one of the finest trial barristers you can get”
Legal 500 2017

“the gold standard when it comes to property damage silks” “the meticulousness of his advice makes him stand out… ticks the essential three boxes – knowledgeable, good with clients and responsive.” “provides clear and concise work, and is good on attention to detail.” “approachable, calm and highly commercial.”
Chambers UK 2016

“fantastic! incredibly approachable with fast turnaround times” “very bright and able, and has an air of calm authority in court”
Legal 500 2016

“an excellent advocate who is great with clients and a leader in terms of knowledge” “tremendous as he is very clever and capable, and great on his feet… Very hands-on and good at working out a route to success” “excellent on his feet… A formidable advocate who is clear, concise and has a great court presence.” “sensible, effective, articulate and highly intelligent.”
Chambers UK 2015

“a team player who spots difficult issues and is not afraid to tackle them.” “very experienced in major coverage disputes.” “very responsive, easy to deal with, client-friendly and gives clear, concise advice.”
Legal 500 2015

“exceptionally bright, gives great advice, and is both approachable and commercially astute” “excellent and an impressive advocate” “detailed and methodical… A very good advocate; he is good on paper, in negotiation and at analysing the expert issues in the case”
Chambers UK 2014

“a good leader” “recommended for construction-related professional negligence cases.”
Legal 500 2014

“understands his clients and their needs better than most” “a genuine joy to work with, and someone you want on your team”
Chambers UK 2013

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