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Steven Coles

Call 1983

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

Construction & Engineering

Selected Cases

  • Advising in relation to a claim for about £250,000 losses caused by concrete warehouse floor not being constructed in accordance with contractual specification (2020)
  • Advising insurers in relation to proceedings for about £750,000 arising out of building works and subsidence damage caused by works adjacent to a party wall (2020)
  • Advising insurers in claims for some £2 Million losses arising out of a bridge collapse in the course of major civil engineering works (2020)
  • Acting for the defendant and its insurers in defence of a £100,000 claim for damage to an adjacent property said to have been caused by the defendant’s piling works (2020)
  • Advising on standstill agreement in relation to claims from defective works to a public building (2019)
  • Advising in a number of cases on construction adjudication and issues arising, including enforcement
  • Acting in a claim in respect of major defective building works to a block of flats which later partially collapsed  (2014)
  • Claims by the freeholder and the leaseholder of newly built warehouse premises, claiming about £3 Million against developers, contractors and piling subcontractors, arising out of cracking of floor slab due to defective piling works (2008)
  • Appearing at trial where insurers sought to repudiate for non-notification and issues of interpretation over insurance for design / workmanship: Kier v Royal Insurance (1992) 30 Con LR 45. Claims by the freeholder and the leaseholder of newly built warehouse premises, claiming about £3 Million against developers, contractors and piling subcontractors, arising out of cracking of floor slab due to defective piling works. (2008)
  • Appearing at trial on the issue of interpretation of contractor’s discount clause: Team Services v Kier (1993) 36 Con LR 32 (Court of Appeal)
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Qualifications


  • MA (Cantab)

Memberships


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

Recommendations


“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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