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UK Bar Guide 2023

Ranked in 5 Practice Areas
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Insurance
10 Years Ranked
3
Consumer Law
13 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Jonathan Hough KC

UK Bar

Practice Areas

Principal areas of practice: insurance / reinsurance; professional liability; commercial and consumer law; administrative law (including inquiries). Insurance work includes coverage disputes and litigation / arbitration between insurers, reinsurers, brokers and coverholders. Professional liability practice includes lawyers, financial professionals, insurance brokers and valuers. Public law practice covers central and local government, professional discipline and commercial / utilities regulation. Special expertise in inquiries / inquests, and experienced as lead counsel to the inquiry (recently, inquests concerning terror attacks at Westminster Bridge, London Bridge, Fishmonger’s Hall and Streatham Hill, and the Hillsborough Disaster). Recent cases include: Mulsanne Insurance v Marshmallow Financial Services [2022] EWHC 276 (Ch); R (Maughan) v Oxfordshire Coroner [2021] AC 454; Chief Constable West Yorks v Dyer [2021] 1 WLR 1233; Skatteforvaltningen v SCP [2020] 4 WLR 98; Euro Pools v RSA [2020] 2 All ER (Comm) 40; PM Law v Motorplus [2018] EWCA Civ 1730; Accident Exchange v McLean [2018] 4 WLR 26; Weir Services Australia v AXA [2018] Lloyd’s Rep IR 50; McBride v UKI [2017] Lloyd’s Rep IR 352; Denning v Greenhalgh Financial Services [2017] PNLR 19.

Career

Called to the Bar 1997. Took silk 2014.

Professional Memberships

PNBA; LCLCBA; ALBA; COMBAR; BILA; LCIA.

Publications

Editor of Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability (7th to 9th edns.) and of Jervis on Coroners (14th edn.)

Personal

Educated at Bradford Grammar School and Oxford University (First in Classics). Queen Mother scholar, Middle Temple. Graded Outstanding on Bar course.

Chambers Review

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Inquests & Public Inquiries - London (Bar)
Star Individuals

Jonathan Hough KC
Jonathan Hough KC is widely commended for his phenomenally deep knowledge of coronial law. He offers expert advice to coroners on all aspects of inquests and is regularly called upon to handle the most high-profile cases. He is also a strong choice to defend coronial decisions in judicial review.


Insurance - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Jonathan Hough KC
Jonathan Hough KC takes on the full spectrum of coverage disputes, handling both litigation and arbitration cases, and is regularly instructed in disputes between insurers and reinsurers. He has experience in a broad range of matters including professional indemnity, product liability and financial risk.


Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Jonathan Hough KC
Jonathan Hough KC is a go-to silk for representing coroners in judicial reviews. He is renowned for his knowledge of public law and human rights issues that overlap with coronial law.


Consumer Law - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Jonathan Hough KC
Jonathan Hough KC is well versed in consumer credit matters. He provides representation for financial entities and their clients, and is an expert on consumer credit agreements and documentation. He also represents major motor insurers with regard to credit hire litigation. His consumer law practice is aided by his work in professional liability, as evidenced by his handling of claims arising from the drafting of consumer agreements.

Recent work

"Jonathan is thorough, very well prepared, and someone who always thinks about solutions."


Professional Negligence - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Jonathan Hough KC
Jonathan Hough KC has appeared in a number of substantial professional negligence cases, including those which have contributed to the clarification of the law. He acts for and against an impressive range of professionals, including lawyers, surveyors and financial advisers.

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