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Practice Areas

Commercial dispute resolution, insurance, professional negligence, competition and telecommunications. Recent cases: FCA Business Interruption Test Case [2020]; Covid-19-related insurance and commercial disputes; very high value political risk insurance, D&O, aggregation, professional indemnity, competition law and professional negligence cases [2020]; (1) Armstrong (2) Patchett v Respondents [2020] EWHC 2064 (Ch); XYZ v Travelers [2019] 1 WLR 6075; Weatherley v Weatherley [2018] EWHC 3201 (Ch); Snoras v Antonov and Others [2018] EWHC 887 (Comm); Teva v AstraZeneca [2017] EWHC 1852 (Comm); Redman v Zurich Insurance Plc [2018] 1 W.L.R. 280; AIG v ILP LLP [2017] 1 W.L.R. 116; Maccaferri Ltd v Zurich Insurance PLC [2017] Lloyd’s Rep. I.R. 200; Cape Distribution Ltd v Cape Intermediate Holdings Plc [2016] EWHC 1786 (QBD); JRT v RWL [2015] EWHC 1069 (QB); Lyons v Fox Williams LLP [2016] EWHC 2427 (QB); Godiva v Travelers: high value insurance aggregation dispute; BT v Ofcom “Ethernet” case [2014] CAT 14; BT v Ofcom “PPC” case [2012] EWCA Civ 1051; Nouri v. ... (A Firm) [2010] 50 EG 64; Flexsys America L.P. v XL Insurance Company Limited [2010] Lloyd’s Rep. IR 132; ERC Frankona v American National [2006] Lloyd Rep IR 157.


Appointed QC 2020. Astbury Scholar, Middle Temple. Columbia Law School, LLM (Stone Scholar). Inns of Court School of Law (Very Competent). Balliol College, Oxford, BA (Hons) Law (Top First in College, Paton Scholar).

Professional Memberships

LCLCBA (committee member), PNBA (previously committee member), COMBAR, Advocate.


MacGillivray on Insurance Law, first and second supplements to 14th Edition (2019 and 2020), 14th Edition (2018), 13th Edition (2015), first supplement to 13th Edition (2016), second supplement to 13th Edition (2017), second supplement to 12th Edition (2014), first supplement to 12th Edition (2013), 12th Edition (2012) and 2nd Supplement to 11th Edition (2011); “Discriminate without prejudice” (2004) 154 NLJ 1038; “Pleading Fraud: the Insurer's Alternative” (2004) 154 NLJ 502 with Andrew Burns; and “What will happen to the QC Clause in Insurance Contracts if the rank of QC is abolished?” Corporate Counsel Magazine 2003.


Languages: working French.

Interests: family, fly fishing, proper sports, modern art, opera.

Trustee of homelessness charity.

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Banking Set of the Year and Professional Negligence Set of the Year

Richard Handyside, Mark Simpson, Ben Lynch, Adam Sher

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