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Jason Evans-Tovey

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“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)

Jason Evans-Tovey is a litigator whose attention to detail, strong legal, commercial and strategic advice as well as extensive trial and appellate advocacy experience have won him many followers in several fields of practice over the years.

Jason undertakes a wide range of civil common law and commercial work including contractual, insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence and property damage disputes. He is often involved in cases which draw on his expertise in different fields. He also advises and acts on urgent interim applications for injunctions and applications relating to areas within conflicts of law (e.g. jurisdiction and choice of law) and has experience of litigation in the ECJ. He also has extensive past personal injury experience.

Jason’s work is typically in what are now the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales (in particular the Commercial Court, the London and other regional Circuit Commercial Courts as well as the TCC and the Business List (ChD)) and the Court of Appeal.  He also appears in arbitrations and has acted under ICC and LCIA rules as well as in ad-hoc arbitrations.  From time to time he has been appointed to act as an arbitrator in commercial disputes.

Career Summary

After Cambridge (where he read Natural Sciences and then Law (1st Class)) and an LLM in the USA, Jason practised as an associate attorney with Dewey Ballantine in New York and Washington DC. He practised from 2, Crown Office Row from 1991 until the formation of Crown Office Chambers in 2000. Jason has participated regularly in Chambers’ lectures to solicitors and insurers on matters arising out of his fields of practice.

Directories

Jason is listed in the International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers and has been a Leader at the Bar in the field of professional negligence for many years and is currently rated Tier 1 in the 2017 Legal 500 and Band 2 in Chambers & Partners 2018. He has been described in those directories in the following terms:

  • “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.” “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)

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Qualifications


  • 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

Memberships


  • COMBAR
  • LCLCBA
  • PNBA
  • TECBAR

Recommendations


“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

“Commercial, approachable and able to grasp technical issues quickly.”

Legal 500 2015

“Very good on cases of a particularly technical nature.”

Chambers & Partners 2014

“Very polished performer.”

Chambers & Partners 2014


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