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Robert Stokell

Call 1995

Insurance & Reinsurance

Robert’s experience includes coverage disputes, non-disclosure, misrepresentation, late / non-notification, and fraudulent claims.

Selected Cases

  • Acting for contractors (with Andrew Bartlett QC) in a £10m claim arising out of a fire. Issues include joint insurance and the construction of project insurance policies.
  • Acting for the home owners (with Andrew Bartlett QC) in a hearing against the NHBC concerning section 3 of the Buildmark Policy and the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999.
  • Acting for PL insurers (with Roger ter Haar QC) in an arbitration before Gavin Kealey QC dealing with coverage, rectification and estoppel, in a claim by a major housebuilder for fire damage.
  • Acting for insurers (with Andrew Rigney QC) in an action arising out of a house building policy, with issues relating to coverage, waiver and estoppel.
  • Acting for a residential owner in a claim for defects against a major housebuilder based on the NHBC Buildmark Policy.
  • Advising the landlord of a large London property on notification and coverage in respect of claims under a PL policy relating to numerous water leaks.
  • Advising insurers on declinature based on fraud in a claim for fire damage to the premises of a vehicle maintenance business.
  • Advising EL insurers in relation to the identity of the policyholder.
  • Advising PL insurers on misrepresentation, non-disclosure and breach of warranty in a claim for damage to a yacht.
  • Harrison v Shepherd Homes Limited [2010] EWHC 1398 (TCC) – Acting on behalf of the homeowners (with Andrew Bartlett QC) to defeat an application by the NHBC for summary judgment.
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Qualifications


  • Eastham Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Hardwicke Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Sir Thomas More Bursary, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Boulter Exhibition (Law), Christ Church, Oxford University
  • MA (Hons), Christ Church, Oxford University

Memberships


  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Society of Construction Law
  • Technology & Construction Bar Association

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