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Toby Chandler

Call 2019

Toby has a broad commercial practice which encompasses all aspects of chambers commercial, construction, arbitration, professional negligence and insurance matters.

Toby advises on and acts at all stages of litigation and has appeared in the High Court as sole counsel. He is regularly instructed as part of counsel teams, including in respect of a substantial business interruption insurance arbitration and an LCIA arbitration in relation to a dredging contract between two international parties, and he prides himself in working pro-actively with other lawyers.

Toby was recently seconded to the DAC Beachcroft’s construction & engineering insurance team in Leeds, where he spent three months working directly with solicitors on a variety of disputes and adjudications. The experience provided direct experience of what solicitors and clients want from counsel and he is both user-friendly and commercial.

Prior to joining Chambers, he was a judicial assistant at the Commercial Court to Foxton and Calver JJ and undertook pupillage at Essex Court Chambers. At the Commercial Court, he was heavily involved in the preparation of judgments in arbitration-related proceedings, international jurisdictional and choice-of-law disputes and a variety of commercial applications.

At Essex Court Chambers, Toby’s training focused on commercial and international disputes. He has a broad experience of conflict-of-laws, arbitration and civil fraud. Of particular note is his involvement in Navigator Equities v Deripaska [2020] EWHC 1798 (Comm), a major Commercial Court committal trial clarifying the duties of those seeking to have a counter-party committed to prison, as well as working on the HSBC v SIB litigation, one of the Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2021.

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  • City University, BPTC, 2019, Very Competent; Lincoln’s Inn Denning Scholar (2018)
  • University of Bristol, LLB, 2015-2018, First Class



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