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Michael Kent QC

Call 1975 • QC 1996

"He is very well respected and you would instruct him in any significant disease cases."
(Chambers & Partners 2016)

Michael Kent QC has an extensive practice in a range of common law fields including personal injuries and disease work; liability insurance; product liability; nuisance and property disputes involving developers; land contamination and related litigation. He has considerable experience of handling expert witnesses in varied specialisms and is well regarded as an appellate advocate at all levels. He has appeared in many of the leading cases in the development of the law of tort. Much of his work involves GLOs, subrogated claims by EL and PL insurers and advice on coverage issues. He has been involved in a variety of proceedings for central government departments in judicial review and private law actions. Some of this work involves considerations of European Community law and he has appeared in the ECJ. He has advised the States of Jersey and their Law Officers on various cases proceeding in the Royal Court.

He is recognised as a “leading silk” in the major legal directories.

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Qualifications


  • Inns of Court School of Law (1973 – 1975)
  • BA (Hons) Politics, University of Sussex (1970 – 1973)
  • Nautical College, Pangbourne (1965 – 1969)
  • Recorder of the Crown Court
  • Deputy High Court Judge (Queen’s Bench Division and Administrative Court).
  • He is a Bencher of the Middle Temple

Memberships


  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association (Chairman 2011-13)
  • Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Tecbar
  • Chairman of working group on expert witnesses for Inns of Court College of Advocacy (2018)

Recommendations


“A highly skilled advocate who is able to get to grips with the most complex of issues…The epitome of a smooth operator. An excellent QC whom I can’t recommend highly enough.”

Chambers & Partners 2018

“A very high-quality silk.”

Legal 500 2017

“He has a profound understanding of legal principles and how to construct a case.”

Legal 500 2017

“he is very well respected and you would instruct him in any significant disease cases”

Chambers & Partners 2016

very intelligent and capable of very quick thinking on his feet”

Legal 500 2016

a highly intelligent advocate, who has particular experience in group actions”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“a highly intelligent, very responsive silk”

Legal 500 2015

“extremely bright..the finest appeal advocate I have ever seen”

Chambers & Partners 2014

“good for complex cases”

Legal 500 2014

“strong on paper and in court a great grasp of disease law”

Chambers & Partners 2013

“strong on paper and in court a great grasp of disease law”

Chambers & Partners 2013

“high level of technical capability combined with an easy charm”

Legal 500 2011


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