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My Expertise

I specialise in insurance and the resolution of professional indemnity/professional negligence claims, which are primarily construction related (although I have experience of claims in relation to most professions).

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I have substantial experience of all forms of dispute resolution, including adjudication and many different forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution, as well as more traditional litigation and arbitration. I also have significant experience of the resolution of claims pursuant to the various Pre-Action Protocols.

Recent instructions include:

  • Advising and acting for a large multi-national firm of consulting engineers in relation to Wembley National Stadium.
  • Acting for an international firm of M&E Engineers in relation to numerous claims arising from a substantial multi-site UK hospital refurbishment project (substantial adjudication).
  • Advising excess layer professional indemnity insurers in relation to coverage issues arising from claims made against insured engineers in relation to an off-shore wind farm project.
  • Advising architects in relation to delay claims arising from a project to refurbish a substantial commercial property in London’s West End.
  • Advising Design & Construct contractors in relation to substantial claims of loss and delay arising from works carried out in dry dock overseas to refurbish the facilities of an oil drilling rig.
  • Acted for consulting engineers in successful prosecution of fee recovery proceedings and defence of allegations of negligence and delay relating to a substantial residence. The engineers were awarded indemnity costs for the majority of the claim.

I also advise construction professionals on the terms of their appointments and collateral warranties.

I am a regular contributor to firm publications and also speak at seminars (most recently in relation to the Insurance Act 2015).

I am qualified to practice both in England and Wales and in New South Wales.