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Robert Stokell

Call 1995

Professional Liability

Claims for and against professionals, including engineers, valuers and surveyors, solicitors and barristers.

Selected Cases

  • Acting for the surveyor in a claim arising out a rent review.
  • Advising on the construction of a settlement agreement, and the expiry of limitation, in a claim for underinsurance due to allegedly negligent advice by a surveyor.
  • Acting for a building control surveyor in relation to the issue of certificates for a building converted into residential apartments.
  • Acting for an engineer in an adjudication relating to the design of more than 2,000 precast concrete elements.
  • Advising on a claim against solicitors for paying out client money, in reliance on an email, to a bank account set up by a fraudster.
  • Acting for consulting civil and structural engineers in a claim for alleged defects and water damage in a car park.
  • Acting for a contractor responsible for the construction of a basement and the installation of a damp proof membrane, in a claim concerning water damage.
  • Acting for the owner of a lorry park with surface and drainage defects claiming damages from the structural engineer and contractor.
  • Advising a bicycle supplier on a claim against its former solicitors for failing to advise adequately on limitation, and on a claim for contribution from a supplier in the Far East.
  • Advising homeowners on a claim against a surveyor relating to subsidence.
  • Defeating a claim in an adjudication seeking £1.9m from a building surveyor in respect of alleged loss following major design changes.
  • Representing surveyors / valuers in a case brought by a lender against several solicitors and valuers concerning £8m of claims for alleged negligent / fraudulent valuation of numerous residential properties.
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  • 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


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

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