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Steven Coles

Call 1983

"Technically sound and very patient and detailed in his approach."
(Legal 500)

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 – under property policies, professional indemnity policies, public liability policies, contractors’ all risks policies, employers liability policies, motor policies and others.

He deals in particular with claims arising from fire, flood, other damage to property, defective building works, defective products, professional negligence, other contract cases, and personal injury claims where insurance issues arise. Cases include; high value claims, and heavy claims in terms of witnesses, experts, documents and complexity of legal issues. He has acted as junior to various leading counsel, and on his own, sometimes against leading counsel.

He also accepts instructions by way of conditional fee agreement and on a public access basis, in appropriate cases.

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  • MA (Cantab)


  • Commercial Bar Association
  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Technology & Construction Bar Association


“He responds well to questions regarding his advice, and is happy to engage in debate upon the finer points of liability and causation – his advice is impressive and perceptive.”

Legal 500, 2022

“Extremely intelligent, with a very patient manner.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He is very analytical, forensic and has good ‘instinct’ on strategy.”

Legal 500

“A calm presence, he is good with expert witnesses, has an eye for detail and is strong on technical issues.”

Legal 500

“His technical excellence and calm manner put clients at ease.”

Legal 500

“Technically sound and very patient and detailed in his approach.”

Legal 500

“Technical skills combined with diligence.”

Legal 500

“Instructed in a range of insurance-related cases.”

Legal 500

“A very good insurance counsel.”

Legal 500

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