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Toby Chandler

Call 2019

Toby Chandler accepts instructions in all aspects of chambers’ commercial and construction work. He is regularly involved, both led and unled, on substantial litigation in the Commercial Court and the TCC as well in arbitrations and adjudications. His work frequently has an international element, and he draws on substantial experience advising on jurisdictional and enforcement issues.

Recent and current cases include:

  • The Grenfell Tower Litigation: Toby acts, as part of a team led by Andrew Rigney KC, in respect of civil claims arising out of the Grenfell Tower Fire.
  • International fraud claim arising out of misappropriation of funds from Dubai and BVI companies worth c. $1.5 million.
  • LCIA arbitration between a major hotelier and a Bahamian dredging company relating to the construction of a substantial luxury complex (led by Carlo Taczalski).
  • Substantial cladding claim in excess of £5 million brought under the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 against insurers domiciled both within and outside the jurisdiction (led by Ivor Collett).
  • Circuit commercial court matter regarding alleged negligent agronomic advice appearing unled against a KC.
  • Group action arbitration claim for business interruption insurance losses arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic (led by Andrew Rigney KC and Caroline McColgan).
  • Civil fraud action in respect of various breaches of directors and fiduciary duties on a transaction to defraud creditors. Acting for solicitors alleged to have facilitated the fraud worth c. £4 million.

Prior to joining Chambers, Toby 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, jurisdictional and choice-of-law disputes and all manner of interim commercial applications. At Essex Court Chambers, Toby’s training focused on international arbitration, civil fraud and banking cases. Of particular note was his involvement on pupillage in Navigator Equities v Deripaska litigation and 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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