I act for insurers and reinsurers, primarily underwriting property, single project policies, construction PI and engineering books. I am instructed in relation to all aspects of dispute resolution, from litigation and arbitration (under the UNCITRAL, LCIA and ICC rules) to all forms of ADR.
I have wide experience acting for clients in the construction, rail, heavy engineering and utilities sectors. Recent arbitration work has included claims arising in the wake of natural disasters, large national power utilities in Latin America and rail infrastructure projects in Brazil and Chile.
I have dealt with various regulatory issues arising out of the horsemeat scandal, claims against an insurer and coverage issues arising out of damage to a PFI procured hospital.
I have acted for utilities companies for over 25 years, covering statutory and common law claims for major power and water providers, as well as advising on issues relating to risk management, reputational protection and statutory regulation. This led me into the renewables arena, including the nascent shale fracturing and Arctic mining sectors. Clients have commented in Legal 500 and Chambers on my “encyclopedic knowledge of the sectors he works in”.
Aside from extensive dispute resolution experience, I regularly undertake non-contentious work, advising in relation to the JCT, IChemE, NEC ECC and FIDIC forms of contract in the construction and engineering sector, as well as sustainable building issues. Recent instructions have included the Mersey Bridge crossings. I also advise on coverage and drafting policies (most recently cyber wordings for a market leading MGA).
Clients describe me as “extremely bright” being “tactically astute when it comes to litigation”, while also recognising that I give “good advice and take(s) account of clients’ commercial objectives”.