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Andrew Rigney QC
Year of Call: 1992

Andrew Rigney QC is joint Head of Chambers. Andrew has an extensive domestic and international practice, which encompasses a wide range of civil and commercial work. He specialises in large-scale...

Richard Lynagh QC
Year of Call: 1975

Richard Lynagh QC is a former Head of Crown Office Chambers. He has a wide-ranging civil practice, which includes: personal injury, insurance & reinsurance, professional liability, commercial...

Michael Kent QC
Year of Call: 1975

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...

Michael Curtis QC
Year of Call: 1982

Michael Curtis QC specialises in commercial, construction & engineering, insurance, property damage, professional negligence and product liability. He is General Editor and one of the co-authors...

David Platt QC
Year of Call: 1987

David Platt QC specialises in occupational disease, personal injury, insurance, health and safety, sports, abuse and inquest work. He also undertakes most forms of common law, environmental work and...

Ben Quiney QC
Year of Call: 1998

Recommendations In the recent editions of Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 Ben is identified as a Leading QC in his core areas of work, such as Insurance, Property Damage, Construction and...

Andrew Smith QC
Year of Call: 1988

Andrew Smith QC has over 30 years of experience of litigation in courts at all levels. He has practised at the Scottish Bar (call 1988, silk 2002) and since 2006 at the English Bar. He took silk in...

Kim Franklin QC
Year of Call: 1984

Kim Franklin QC is a recognised specialist in the construction, engineering and infrastructure sectors.  She acts predominantly as arbitrator, dispute board member and adjudicator, resolving disputes...

Daniel Shapiro QC
Year of Call: 1999

Daniel Shapiro QC is recognised as “ferociously bright” with “beguiling advocacy skills”. He has extensive trial and appellate advocacy experience in a wide range of commercial litigation,...

Andrew Davis QC
Year of Call: 1996

Andrew specialises in personal injury (particularly claims which are high value / complex), product liability, commercial and IT, insurance and property damage. His approach combines getting firmly to...

Crispin Winser QC
Year of Call: 2003

Crispin Winser QC specialises in construction, engineering, energy, insurance, professional liability and general commercial litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution both in the UK and...

Martyn Berkin
Year of Call: 1966

Martyn Berkin specialises in commercial contracts, recovery of assets including freezing orders, constructive and resulting trusts, enforcement of foreign judgments. His practice is widespread in...

John Stevenson
Year of Call: 1975

John Stevenson main areas of practice are clinical negligence, insurance and professional negligence. Other significant areas of work are arbitration, commercial law, construction and personal...

John Greenbourne
Year of Call: 1978

John Greenbourne's main areas of practice are professional negligence (chiefly concerned with insurance services, legal advice, property valuation and construction, education and clinical treatment);...

Julian Field
Year of Call: 1980

Julian Field is a senior junior with a commercial practice encompassing property damage, insurance, product liability, contract and tort, commercial fraud and professional negligence. He began his...

Steven Coles
Year of Call: 1983

Steven Coles is regularly instructed in a wide range of insurance-related cases, often policy coverage disputes, also defence of third party claims, and insurers’ subrogated recovery claims –...

James Medd
Year of Call: 1985

James Medd's practice focuses on claims relating to insurance, property damage, product liability and construction. He is consistently ranked in the major legal directories as a leading junior in...

Dermot Woolgar
Year of Call: 1988

Dermot Woolgar has an extensive and diverse civil and commercial practice, with particular expertise in the fields of international commercial arbitration, commercial law, construction and...

Jason Evans-Tovey
Year of Call: 1990

Jason Evans-Tovey is a litigator whose attention to detail, strong legal, commercial and strategic advice as well as extensive trial and appellate advocacy experience have won him many followers in...

Suzanne Chalmers
Year of Call: 1995

Suzanne Chalmers specialises in insurance, professional negligence, property damage and personal injury as well as dealing with general commercial disputes. Her strength lies in her ability to...

Anna Laney
Year of Call: 1998

Anna Laney’s practice focusses on construction related matters, whether they be traditional employers’/contractors’ contractual claims, professional negligence disputes or insurance issues. ...

Alexander Macpherson
Year of Call: 2000

Alexander Macpherson specialises in a number of areas of common law and commercial litigation. Frequently his cases have an insurance angle, and he is regularly instructed by major national...

Charles Pimlott
Year of Call: 2001

Charles Pimlott specialises in construction and energy disputes, insurance, professional negligence, and commercial litigation. He is recognised by Chambers & Partners (2016) as a leading...

Michele De Gregorio
Year of Call: 2003

Michele De Gregorio has a broad commercial and common law practice, with many of his cases arising out of insurance related disputes, in the fields of construction and engineering, professional...

Peter Houghton
Year of Call: 2005

Peter is an experienced junior with a thriving practice focussing on group litigation, personal injury claims, industrial disease matters and associated areas of work. He has appeared in several...

Richard Sage
Year of Call: 2006

Richard Sage’s practice is in the fields of construction, professional negligence, insurance, product liability, property damage and general commercial litigation / arbitration. Richard has...

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Daniel Shaw
Year of Call: 2007

Daniel Shaw has been practising construction and engineering law for over 10 years. He has experience of litigation, arbitration, adjudication, and mediation. Daniel obtained a first-class...

Helen Pagett
Year of Call: 2008

Helen Pagett specialises in personal injury, industrial disease, clinical negligence and inquests. She regularly appears in the County Court and High Court in both fast-track and multi-track matters,...

Jack Macaulay
Year of Call: 2009

Jack practices in the core areas of Chamber’s work, with particular focus on personal injury, clinical negligence, professional negligence, and property damage. He is on the Attorney General’s B...

Rory Holmes
Year of Call: 2009

Rory has specialised in PI and associated areas of work over the past 12 years. He is an experienced advocate with a caseload which overlaps a number of Chambers’ specialisms. He is instructed to...

James Sharpe
Year of Call: 2009

James is recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers UK in his core practice areas of Professional Negligence and Insurance and Reinsurance. He regularly appears in the High Court (mainly the TCC and...

Caroline McColgan
Year of Call: 2010

Caroline McColgan joined chambers in October 2011 following successful completion of her pupillage. Since then she has been developing a practice which is strongly focused on insurance, property...

Carlo Taczalski
Year of Call: 2010

Carlo specialises in commercial, construction, insurance, and professional negligence matters. He has been recommended in the Legal 500 as a leading individual in a number of his core practice areas...

Athena Markides
Year of Call: 2011

Athena Markides practises in all of Chambers’ core areas of work and has particular expertise in insurance, commercial litigation, construction and property damage. She has a particular interest in...

Patrick Maxwell
Year of Call: 2011

Patrick specialises in construction, professional negligence, insurance and commercial disputes. Much of his work is in the High Court (particularly the TCC) and he has also appeared before the Court...

Sahana Jayakumar
Year of Call: 2014

Sahana joined Crown Office Chambers in 2021 and has broad practice encompassing construction disputes, corporate and personal insolvency, property damage and commercial litigation and arbitration....

Maurice Holmes
Year of Call: 2015

Maurice has a broad practice encompassing the majority of Chambers’ core specialisms, principally with a commercial focus. He has substantial advocacy experience as sole counsel before a variety of...

Douglas James
Year of Call: 2015

Douglas’s practice spans construction, insurance, professional negligence, property damage and personal injury matters – and the overlaps between these areas of work. Douglas prides himself on...

Juliet Stevens
Year of Call: 2016

Juliet Stevens practises in the areas of clinical negligence and inquests, product liability, professional discipline, non-clinical professional negligence, and personal injury, acting for both...

Michael Harper
Year of Call: 2016

Michael’s practice centres on professional negligence, insurance, property damage, product liability, commercial disputes and related areas. Michael is ranked by Legal 500 as a Rising Star for...

Joshua Brown
Year of Call: 2017

Josh’s practice covers the range of Chambers’ practice areas, with a particular emphasis on commercial disputes, insurance, professional negligence, property damage and construction. As well as...

Andrew Brown
Year of Call: 2017

Andrew has a broad commercial practice spanning construction, insurance, professional negligence and property damage litigation. He has noted expertise in construction and engineering disputes and...

Meredith Daniel
Year of Call: 2017

Meredith has a broad practice across Chambers’ core areas including personal injury, clinical negligence, inquests, property damage, professional negligence and general commercial litigation. She...

Frederick Simpson
Year of Call: 2018

Frederick practises across chambers’ core areas, with a particular focus on construction, insurance, professional liability and property damage. He has recently been heavily engaged in issues around...

Toby Chandler
Year of Call: 2019

Toby’s practice covers the range of Chambers’ work with a particular focus on commercial, international arbitration, construction, insurance and professional negligence matters. He joined Chambers...

Mariusz Rumun
Year of Call: 2019

Mariusz has a broad practice across Chambers’ core areas, with a particular focus on insurance, commercial disputes, professional liability, property damage, construction, and personal injury. ...

Hamish Fraser
Year of Call: 2021

Hamish accepts instructions across the span of Chambers’ core areas, including commercial disputes, construction, clinical negligence, criminal regulatory, inquests and inquiries, insurance,...

Donny Surtani
Year of Call: 2020

Donny Surtani specialises in commercial and financial disputes, with a focus on international arbitration.  Prior to being called to the Bar, he spent 15 years at Herbert Smith Freehills, where he...

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