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Michael Harvey QC

Call 1966 • QC 1982

"Very good and very clever. If you've got a detailed case he's the one you want."
(Chambers & Partners 2016)

Insurance & Reinsurance

Michael has advised on many insurance issues. He has drafted policies in the public, products and employers liability fields and for Contractors All Risks. Has advised on many aspects of insurance law arising out of construction / engineering matters, including Heathrow tunnel collapse, Jubilee Line cofferdam problems, Channel Tunnel, Hong Kong’s new airport, London Eye, Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

Selected Cases

  • Kidsons v Lloyds Underwriters [2008] LRIR 239 & [2009] LRIR 178 – Professional indemnity, notification clauses (Herbert Smiths).
  • Bolton v Municipal Mutual Insurance [2006] 1 WLR 1492 – Court of Appeal, Public Liability and Mesothelioma) (Halliwells).
  • Midland Mainline v Eagle Star [2004] LRIR 739 – Court of Appeal, business interruption, proximate cause (Davies Arnold Cooper).
  • RSA v Dornoch [2004] LRIR 826 – Aikens J, reinsurance, claims control (Mills & Reeve).
  • Mabey & Johnson v Ecclesiastical Insurance [2004] LRIR 10 – Morison J, aggregation of claims.
  • Midland Mainline v CU & Others [2004] LRIR 22 – David Steel J, train operators business interruption following Hatfield derailment (Davies Arnold Cooper).
  • New Hampshire v Oil Refineries Ltd [2002] 2 LR 462 – Non disclosure (Hextall Erskine).
  • Sund Emba v Skandia [1994] – Clarke J, export guarantee reinsurance) (Cameron McKenna).
  • Baxenden Chemicals v NEM [1994] – Longmore J, Insurance brokers’ negligence (Elliott & Co).
  • Pryke v Gibbs Hartley Cooper [1991] 1 LR 602 – Lloyds brokers, financial guarantee (Cameron McKenna).
  • Mark Rowlands v Berni Inns [1986] 2 QB 211 – Landlord’s covenant to insure (Cameron McKenna).
  • CTI v Oceanus [1984] 1 LR 476 – Non-disclosure (Herbert Smith).
  • General Reinsurance v Fennia Patria [1983] QB 856 – Lloyds slip (Ince & Co).
  • Bragg v Oceanus [1982] 2 LR 132 – Relitigation of issues (Herbert Smith).
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Qualifications


  • Bencher & Past Master of Students, Gray’s Inn
  • Uthwatt & James Mould Scholarships, Gray’s Inn
  • MA, LLB (Cantab)

Memberships


  • Deputy High Court Judge (1995)
  • Recorder of the Crown Court (1986)

Recommendations


‘Leading Silk’ for Insurance and Professional Negligence

Chambers & Partners 2016

‘Leading Silk’ for Professional Negligence

Legal 500 2016

‘Leading Silk’ for Insurance and Professional Negligence

Chambers & Partners 2015

‘Leading Silk’ for Insurance and Professional Negligence

Legal 500 2015

‘Leading Silk’ for Insurance and Professional Negligence

Chambers & Partners 2014

‘Leading Silk’ for Insurance and Professional Negligence

Legal 500 2014

‘Leading Silk’ for Insurance and Professional Negligence

Chambers & Partners 2013

‘Leading Silk’ for Insurance and Professional Negligence

Legal 500 2013

‘Leading Silk’ for Insurance and Professional Negligence

Chambers & Partners 2012

‘Leading Silk’ for Professional Negligence

Chambers & Partners 2011


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