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Ben Quiney QC

Call 1998 • QC 2014

"clever, practical and easy to work with."
(Legal 500 2016)

International Arbitration

Ben has wide experience of arbitrations, both domestically and internationally. This is in all his core areas, with particular emphasis on Insurance and Construction arbitrations. This has included acting in ICC, LCIA, LMAA, ARIAS, DIA, SIAC, and ad hoc arbitrations. Ben has also acted on Arbitration appeals and enforcement actions in different jurisdictions, such as in the BVI. He is also happy to act an Arbitrator.

 

Selected Cases

  • Multiple insurance claims arising out of five significant energy projects being heard in Denmark.
  • Defending a professional indemnity insurance claim arising from various claims against accountants brought by high net individuals.
  • A claim under a D&O Policy connected to the various LIBOR actions arising from the recent financial crash.
  • An arbitration in Singapore dealing with an insurance claim arising from a significant transport network collapse.
  • A series of arbitrations arising from significant commodities transactions and international trade issues.
  • An insurance claim arising from the collapse of a bridge in Russia.
  • A claim under a D&O Policy arising from proceedings in the USA and allegations of multi-billion tax fraud in Russia.
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Qualifications


  • 1984 – 1991 Birkdale School, Sheffield.
  • 1991 – 1994 University College, Oxford. BA (Hons) in Law – First Class.
  • 1994 – 1995 Tax Trainee with Ernst & Young
  • 1995 – 1996 University College, Oxford. BCL.
  • 1996 Admitted to Gray’s Inn. Awarded the Lord Birkenhead Scholarship.
  • 1996 – 1997 Inns of Court School of Law.
  • 1998 Called to the Bar.
  • 1999 Tenant at Crown Office Chambers (previously One Paper Buildings).
  • 2014 Appointed QC
  • 2017 Called to the BVI Bar.

SEMINARS

Ben regularly gives seminars in his areas of expertise. He is happy to do so as part of in-house training. In the past few years he has given seminars on the following topics: Insurance Act 2015; liquidated damages; insurance claims; fire and disaster claims; bonds & guarantees; expert evidence; conflicts of interest; privilege and the law of evidence; damages; the new Companies Act 2006; directors’ duties; interim commercial remedies; restrictive covenants; and the Law Commission reform of Insurance Law.

Memberships


  • COMBAR
  • LCLCBA
  • TECBAR
  • PNBA

Recommendations


“Ferociously intelligent but at the same time very down to earth and approachable.”

Legal 500 2017

“Very calm, very intelligent, highly responsive, fun to deal with and a good strategist.”

Chambers & Partners 2018

“He is very dedicated, always on top of the details and very pragmatic.”

Chambers & Partners 2018

“He is excellent, very good at what he does and particularly good at difficult coverage cases.”

Chambers & Partners 2018

“Particularly good at oral advocacy.”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“His client care is excellent and he’s always open to new ideas.”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“He has great attention to detail, is very tenacious and very bright.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

“Extremely user-friendly – very clear in the way that he explains things.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

“He is incredibly bright, he gets to the kernel of the problem very quickly. He is very practical and pragmatic in his approach.”

“He is an ingenious lawyer, and one of those practitioners that just loves the law.”


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