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Jason Evans-Tovey

Call 1990

“He is rigorous in his attention to detail and has very good judgement." "He is a very intelligent barrister, a powerful and subtle analytical thinker and a joy to work with."
(Chambers & Partners 2019)

Insurance & Reinsurance

Jason advises and acts in relation to policy disputes of all types (excluding marine), including professional indemnity, public liability, building cover, fire and theft claims, and motor policies. He advised reinsurers on matters relating to the demise of Arthur Anderson.

He read natural sciences at Cambridge (Pts 1A & IB) and understands scientific and technical matters. He advises and acts in all types of fire and flood claims and other disputes involving technical issues, including product defect claims.

He is currently involved in a number of fire and flood claims of different values and complexities.

Selected Cases

  • Cape Distribution Limited V. Cape International Holdings [2016] EWHC 1786 (QB)  [2016] EWHC 1119 (QB): Major commercial litigation relating to asbestos claims and more particularly the rights and liabilities of Cape companies under sale agreements, insurance policies with Aviva and the 1978 Act.  At issue are combined contractual and company law points about the transfer of liabilities rather than law relating to loss and damage suffered by asbestos claims generally.  Jason acted on behalf of the Capre Distribution Limited and was led by Michael Kent QC.
  • Acting for insurers in Commercial Court action about whether an environmental consultant’s professional indemnity policy was wide enough to include contracting to manufacture, construct, erect, install or supply materials or equipment and was wide enough to include a contract to design and carry out piling works and project management for a residential development constructed on reclaimed land.
  • Advising major ATE insurer on liability under an ATE policy following the loss of a complex, high value commercial action.
  • Advising and acting for insurers in dispute about the true scope of the Civil Liability (Contribution Act) 1978 and what is and is not “same damage”.
  • Advising lenders in relation to a potential claim under a lender’s title insurance policy intended to indemnify for defects in title to property.
  • Advising and acting in a commercial court claim against insurers following the loss of a large diamond ring.
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  • Arden Scholarship, Gray’s Inn
  • Senior Scholar
  • Lizette Bentwich Prize
  • Norton Rose Conflicts of Law Prize
  • LLM, University of Virginia
  • MA (1st Class), Trinity College, Cambridge


  • PNBA


“He is exceptionally bright and sees the big picture when advising.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He is an excellent trial barrister. Jason saw the long view early on and was able to ensure that the key issues were aired early in the dispute.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“He is phenomenally bright and sees the big picture. Where some might simply deal with what is in front of them, he ensures that all angles are covered before recommending a particular way forward.”; “He is a very thorough, competent and effective practitioner in the field. Very pleasant to deal with.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“He is rigorous in his attention to detail and has very good judgement.” “He is a very intelligent barrister, a powerful and subtle analytical thinker and a joy to work with.”

Chambers & Partners, 2019

“An excellent advocate and his drafting skills are magnificent.”

Legal 500, 2019

“Thorough in his preparation and magnificent on his feet.”

Legal 500, 2017

“He’s very easy to work with, commercial, robust and practical, and he can be a bruiser in court when required.”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“I’ve used him on cases where I would have been happy to instruct a silk. He is a pleasure to work with and he doesn’t just sit on the fence, he gives us an answer for where he thinks the case should go.”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“He is very effective, bright and pleasant to deal with.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

“He is very highly regarded.”

Legal 500 2016

“Understands the commercial angle of the case straight away.”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“A great strategist who puts the fear of God into the other side – he’s great to have in your camp.”

Chambers & Partners 2015

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