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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)

Property Damage

Jason 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 on some insurers major loss panels.

Selected Cases

  • Stagecoach South Western Trains Ltd v Hind & Ors [2014] EWHC 1891 (TCC) – Acting for insurers in a case providing modern guidance on the obligations of homeowners in relation to trees and the limits of duties owed by tree surgeons.
  • John Lyon Free Grammar School v Westminster City Council [2012] UKUT 117(LC) – Acting for insurers against a local authority in relation to tree root subsidence including issues of foreseeability, causation and TPOs.
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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 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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