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Charles Pimlott

Call 2001

“Very calm, considered and logical as an advocate." "His thorough and no-nonsense approach is particularly valued”
(Chambers UK 2018)

Insurance & Reinsurance

Insurance disputes have involved a wide range of policies, notably professional indemnity, material damage and buildings and contents covers (including fire, subsidence, flooding and business interruption). Issues handled have included policy construction, material non-disclosure, breach of warranty (including claims under the NHBC Buildmark Policy), proof of loss and repudiation.

Selected Cases

  • Acting on behalf of insurers in relation to a £50m claim arising out of a professional indemnity policy, issues include material non-disclosure and policy coverage.
  • Acting on behalf of a major developer in relation to a £500k claim arising out of a policy indemnifying the purchaser of a new home against construction defects.
  • Advising in relation to a £500k subsidence claim brought under the terms of a buildings and contents policy.
  • Advising in relation to a £200k claim brought under the terms of an NHBC Buildmark Policy.
  • Advising in relation to whether a joint names CAR policy responded to loss and damage arising from a fire caused by a sub-contractor’s negligence.
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  • MA (Cantab)


  • Commercial Bar Association
  • LCIA Young International Arbitration Group
  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Society of Construction Law (UK & Dubai, UAE)
  • Technology & Construction Bar Association


“He provides measured and practical advice. Very much a team player and responsive.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He gets to grips with the contractual details, identifying areas of strength and weakness quickly.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Calm and logical approach to issues which is reassuring to clients, great attention to detail, clear and concise yet thorough.”

Legal 500, 2021

“An excellent lawyer who is very persuasive in both written and oral argument, and a genuine pleasure to work with.”

Chambers & Partners, 2019

“Very calm, considered and logical as an advocate…His thorough and no-nonsense approach is particularly valued.”

Chambers & Partners, 2018

“Forthright in his advice, formidable in court and able to deliver within tight timescales.”

Legal 500, 2017

“He’s a great opponent who lets you get away with nothing.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016

“He gets salient points out of witnesses when you think there are none to be had.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016

“He is very highly regarded; he’s always on the money and has a very nice manner in court.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016

“His advocacy works extremely well in the Technology and Construction Court.”

Legal 500, 2016

“An intelligent individual who has a great manner towards both clients and tribunals.”

Chambers & Partners, 2015

“Particularly adept at handling highly technical and scientific construction and engineering cases.”

Chambers & Partners, 2014

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