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Athena Markides

Call 2011

Professional Liability

Athena has growing experience of professional negligence includes matters involving solicitors, brokers and construction and design professionals.

Selected Cases

  • Advising and representing a homeowner in a claim for negligence and/or breach of contract against her designer. This claim also involves questions of misrepresentation, exclusion of liability and the scope of a duty of care based upon the assumption of responsibility.
  • Advising Insurers as to the effect of an exclusion clause in a design and maintenance contract for a bespoke product.
  • Advising a surveyor in a claim for professional negligence for failing to notice and report the presence of Japanese Knotweed at a home.
  • Advising a solicitor in a claim for professional negligence arising from a property transaction.
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  • Lincolns Inn BPTC Lord Denning Scholarship (2010)
  • Lincolns Inn Hardwicke Entrance Award (2009)
  • Cambridge European Trusts Scholarship (2009)
  • Trinity Hall Dr Cooper Law Studentship (2009)
  • Trinity Hall Alan King-Hamilton Bursary for Excellence (2009)
  • Winner of the Cambridge University De Smith Mooting Competition (2009)
  • Winner of the Trinity Hall Law Society Moot (2006 & 2009)



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  • BA (Hons), University of Cambridge (2005 – 2009)
  • Erasmus Exhange, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands (2007 – 2008)
  • LLM, University of Cambridge (2009 – 2010)
  • BPTC, BPP Law School (2010 – 2011)


  • PNBA
  • PIBA
  • European Circuit

Athena is also an elected member of the Bar Council and a member of the Young Bar Committee and EU Law Committee.

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