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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)

Professional Liability

Michael has regularly advised and acted for claimants and for professional indemnity insurers in relation to claims against accountants, solicitors and other professionals. Work has included:

  • Acting for claimant in successful claim in negligence against a firm of solicitors in relation to setting up of charitable trust for the Eden Project; allegations of failure to protect co-founder’s interest; conflict of interest and breach of fiduciary duty; loss of a chance measure of damages.
  • Acting for defendant accountancy firm in claim in negligence for alleged over valuing of take-over target.
  • Acting for commercial surveyors and estate agents meeting allegations of fraudulent misuse of confidential information in connection with development opportunity – valuation of lost net development value – constructive trusts.
  • Acting for lending bank in claim in negligence against surveyor in relation to valuation of commercial property to stand as security; issues as to approach to quantum of lender’s award.

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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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