Brick Court Chambers is a commercial litigation powerhouse with a strong breadth of expertise in insurance disputes. Members of the set are frequently sought after to represent leading insurers and reinsurers as well as claimants, including financial institutions. They are capable of assisting with disputes over liability, negligence and appropriate jurisdiction, and field impressive prowess in multi-jurisdictional matters. Members have recently been instructed in White Oak Europe Acquisition v Axis and Others, a £20 million warranty and indemnity claim. Sources say that barristers at the set provide "a good mix of detailed legal and more practical advice, which is always appreciated by clients."
"The clerks are exemplary - I cannot praise them enough."
"The clerking team provides a seamless service and operation."
Paul Dennison and Tony Burgess are the senior clerks.
Mark Howard KC is a skilled advocate whose insurance work is of a consistently high quality and value. He is noted for his ability to represent clients in international arbitration. His broad practice covers an array of disputes including energy-related and marine insurance matters.
"Mark is diligent and knowledgeable."
"Mark is a standout in the insurance market, with a lot of experience, and he is also hard-working."
"Mark is an incredibly good advocate."
Stephen Midwinter KC is a well-regarded barrister whose practice has a strong international element, with many of his cases originating abroad. He is particularly strong in the energy and banking spheres and is experienced in matters involving allegations of fraud. He regularly acts on D&O cases and personal injury claims. He handles litigation as well as arbitrations.
"Stephen cuts though the detail to get to the heart of the matter."
"He is accessible and down to earth with very good judgement."
Simon Salzedo KC is well known for his ability as a commercial barrister and for his expertise in professional negligence. He has a significant focus on insurance work, particularly marine, financial services and political risk matters, and is a skilled international arbitrator. He is also highly skilled at advising on D&O claims.
"Simon has a very attractive advocacy style."
"Simon is a great advocate and really analytical."
"His advice on strategy is first rate."
Tom Adam KC undertakes substantial work in the insurance industry. He has been especially active in handling reinsurance disputes, particularly arbitrations. He has tackled a number of insurance claims relating to the financial and construction sectors. He is further instructed as an English law expert in international insurance disputes.
"Tom gets stuck in and enthuses clients with his committed approach."
"Tom is really hard-working and super clever."
Richard Lord KC maintains a broad commercial practice with a strong emphasis on insurance claims in the maritime sector. He is also adept in international arbitration and insurance disputes involving fraud and war risk policy claims.
"Richard is a very safe pair of hands, who is very approachable."
"Richard has a very wide experience in insurance."
"Richard Lord is a great team player with significant insurance expertise particularly in marine and energy insurance and in reinsurance."
Tony Singla KC specialises in marine insurance and handles numerous cases dealing with damage and total loss of vessels. He also handles cases arising out of offshore energy and construction projects. He has an in-depth understanding of issues relating to professional indemnity policies.