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UK Bar 2022
London (Bar) Insurance
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Band 4

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Band 4

2 Temple Gardens is home to a notable group of silks and junior barristers with substantial expertise in the insurance and reinsurance markets. The barristers' enviable prowess in property damage matters is supplemented by adept handling of suspected fraudulent claims. Members of the set are capable of advising on complex issues of coverage, alleged negligence and liability.

Client service

"The clerks have really good communication skills and if I send a query they respond right away." "The clerking service is excellent. They are really accommodating and nothing is too much trouble." "The clerks are excellent at 2TG. The client service is very good and slick. They give you lots and lots of technical support as well. Their seminar programmes are some of the best around." The team is led by senior clerk Lee Tyler.

Charles Dougherty KC
Charles Dougherty KC is widely known for his expertise in professional negligence. He also takes on a huge range of high-value insurance claims, including those relating to instances of art theft, financial crime and property damage.
"Charles is very bright and hugely approachable." "He has a really good grasp of legal principles." "Charles is pragmatic and commercial."

Neil Moody KC
Neil Moody KC is a highly respected silk who is extremely well versed in the area of property damage and frequently advises on insurance coverage disputes arising out of incidents of fire and flood. He is also skilled in handling negligence cases and the liability aspects of complex claims.
"Neil is fantastic." "He managed to marshal difficult arguments very well and he presented the case very attractively to the judge."

Sonia Nolten
Sonia Nolten maintains a strong insurance practice dominated by work in the life and health spheres. Her wide-ranging capabilities also extend to property damage cases and she is further experienced in handling insurance disputes relating to fraud.
"Sonia is very good on her feet and comes across very well with clients. She is very clear in her advice." "Sonia is an excellent advocate."

Acted for a broker in a claim in the Commercial Court arising out of the insolvency of Alpha Insurance in Denmark. The trustee in bankruptcy of Alpha claims that it is entitled to the £4.5 million held by the broker in respect of premium.

Timothy Killen
Timothy Killen has considerable expertise in property damage disputes as part of a broader insurance and reinsurance practice. He offers further strengths in construction-related matters. Killen is also capable of advising on coverage.
"Timothy is very articulate and can explain the technicalities of a case in a relatable way.  He gives very good written advice and is always on top of the detail." "He is an incredibly astute individual."

Acted for Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company in a reinsurance claim made by EmiratesRE under a retrocession insurance policy.

Robert Moxon Browne KC
Robert Moxon Browne KC is very experienced at dealing with insurance coverage issues and claim repudiation. He has a niche specialism in contested life insurance claims, an area in which he regularly represents reinsurers. He further displays considerable knowledge of matters involving fraudulent behaviour.
"Robert is tenacious and fearless. He also has sound judgement." "The speed of his advice and coherent strategy is very helpful."

Acted in a case concerning questions about the response of a church's public liability insurance policy to allegations of historic sexual abuse against a former Sunday School teacher.

Howard Palmer KC
Howard Palmer KC is a very experienced silk with a significant international element to his practice, who is experienced at handling injury and motor insurance claims, with a niche specialism in equine insurance matters. He acts for both claimants and defendants in complex coverage disputes.
"Howard is concise and clever." "He is good on technical legal points."

Acted for Admiral Insurance in a case relating to the interpretation of a motor insurance policy which excluded liability incurred 'by reason of a deliberate act by anybody insured by the policy, except to the extent that we are obliged by law to provide insurance under the Road Traffic Act.'

Lucas Fear-Segal
Lucas Fear-Segal has a growing reputation for his adept handling of a broad range of insurance mandates, including those involving property damage disputes and claims against solicitors. He also handles life insurance cases.
"Lucas is excellent. He is thorough, concise and robust in his drafting. His cross-examination skills are excellent."

Advised QBE on a coverage issue raised where cavity wall insulation installers have been subject to claims from property owners.

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Silks (KC)

London (Bar)

Insurance

Charles Dougherty KC
3
Charles Dougherty KC
3
Band 3
Neil Moody KC
3
Neil Moody KC
3
Band 3
Howard Palmer KC
4
Howard Palmer KC
4
Band 4
4
Robert Moxon Browne KC
4
Band 4

Juniors

London (Bar)

Insurance

Sonia Nolten
3
Sonia Nolten
3
Band 3
Timothy Killen
4
Timothy Killen
4
Band 4
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Lucas Fear-Segal
U
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