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Practice Areas

Barrister specialising in professional negligence, insurance and general commercial litigation.

Notable recent cases include the defence of a US$500m breach of fiduciary duty claim against solicitors in the Cayman Islands; Gemini v CBRE, described as the 'valuation trial of the century' and a $350m claim against an investment adviser. Other leading cases include: Hall v Simons, on advocates' immunity, Farley v Skinner, concerning the recoverability of damages for distress in professional contracts, Dubai Aluminium v Salaam, in which the court considered the boundaries of vicarious liability for fraud and Stone & Rolls v Moore Stephens, which concerned the liability of auditors for alleged failure to detect fraud in the context of a 'one man' company.


Called 1992, Middle Temple; Silk 2008;

Professional Memberships

Professional Negligence Bar Association.


General Editor of Professional Negligence and Liability. Associate Editor of Clerk & Lindsell on Torts. Associate Editor of The Journal of Professional Negligence.


King’s School Canterbury; Oriel College, Oxford (1986 MA); Hughes Hall, Cambridge (1987 PGCE); City University (1991 Dip Law); Kings College, London (1994 Dip EC Law).

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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