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Maurice Holmes

Call 2015

"Maurice Holmes is a very bright and clear advocate."
(Chambers and Partners, 2023)

Maurice has a broad practice encompassing the majority of Chambers’ core specialisms, principally with a commercial focus. He has substantial advocacy experience as sole counsel before a variety of courts, arbitral tribunals and sports disciplinary panels whether at interlocutory, trial or appellate level. He is equally comfortable acting as junior to leading counsel.

Current or recent instructions include: a multi-million pound Commercial Court case involving a claim for indemnity under a policy of commercial combined insurance with a concurrent claim against the broker (listed for a 12-day trial in 2021); advising insurers and brokers on coverage issues arising from the FCA test case concerning COVID-19 business interruption claims; acting for the Professional Tennis Integrity Officers in disciplinary proceedings following corruption offences by various tennis players.

Maurice has become highly in demand as a junior in sports law and has this year been ranked in the Up & Coming section for Chambers and Partners, 2023 UK Bar Guide for Sports Law.  He is regularly instructed on behalf of sports governing bodies, players/athletes, clubs, coaches and agents.

Maurice has acted and advised in a wide range of professional negligence claims, including numerous claims relating to alleged failures in the implementation of effective tax and/or inheritance arrangements.

Maurice has appeared in remote hearings using all of the common platforms such as Skype for Business, Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Maurice is a co-author of the chapter on Awards in The Guide to Construction Arbitration, published by Global Arbitration Review (accessible here).

Maurice obtained a first-class degree in Law and was an inaugural winner of The Times 2TG Moot competition, the final of which was judged by Lord Clarke, Christopher Clarke LJ and Sir Richard Aikens.

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