General Commercial Law practice, specialising in Insurance related matters, particularly fraudulent claims, policy construction and coverage issues, fire, explosion and disaster claims, including pollution and contamination and Covid-19 related Business Interruption claims. Product Liability and Property Damage claims. Personal injury, particularly serious injuries (tetraplegic, paraplegic and sports injuries). A selection of reported cases include Yorkshire Water v Sun Alliance (1996); Chapman v Christopher (1998): Greatorex v Greatorex (2000); Beckett v Midland Electricity (2001); Cornhill Insurance v Stamp Felt Roofing (2002); James v CGU Insurance (2002); Scottish & Newcastle v GD Construction (2003); Bartoline Ltd v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance (2007); Evans v Kosmar Villa Holidays (2007); Kosmar Villa Holidays v Trustees Syndicate 1243 (2008); Harris v Perry (2009); Seashell v Aviva (2011); Aviva v Brown (2011); Synergy v CGU (2011); Joseph Fielding v Aviva (2011); Sharon’s Bakery (Europe) Ltd v Axa (2012); Milton Keynes Borough Council v Nulty (2012); Argos v Leather Trade House (2012); Hughes v Williams (2013); Mueller v Central Roofing (2013); Bate v Aviva (2013); Equity v GlaxoSmithKline (2015); Bluebon v Ageas (2017); Dodd v Raeburn Estates (2017); Spire v RSA (2018); Wheeldon Bros v Millennium (2018); Palliser v Fate (2018); Pilling v UK Insurance Ltd (2018) (Supreme Court); Niramax v Zurich (2020); Wells v Full Moon Events (2020).
BA; LLB (Hons) (Auck). Barrister and Solicitor in NZ (1975-78); Solicitor England and Wales (1978-1984); Called 1984, Silk 2002.
PNBA, PIBA, COMBAR.
Interests include music, theatre, sport.