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:
- Sole counsel instructed on a 3-day circuit commercial court trial regarding alleged negligent agronomic advice unled against a KC. Recently, an application was made to amend their Particulars of Claim. Following the exchange of skeletons, their leading counsel withdrew the amendments and agreed to pay costs.
- 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).
- Substantial group action arbitration 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.View full profile »
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- City University, BPTC, 2019, Very Competent; Lincoln’s Inn Denning Scholar (2018)
- University of Bristol, LLB, 2015-2018, First Class