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UK Bar Guide 2022

Ranked in 4 Practice Areas
1
Property Damage
9 Years Ranked
2
Product Liability
11 Years Ranked
3
Insurance
10 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Neil Moody KC

Practice Areas

Insurance and reinsurance: coverage disputes, policy construction, fraudulent and exaggerated claims. Property damage and product liability, especially arising from fires, explosions, subsidence and floods. Construction and utilities claims. Professional negligence: particularly claims against architects, engineers, surveyors, other construction professionals and insurance brokers. International arbitration.

2TG Co-Head of Insurance, Head of Property Damage.

Career

Reported cases include: Kalma v African Minerals [2020] EWCA (international mass tort action); 2 Entertain v Sony [2020] EWHC (fire; causation); Oldcorn v Southern Water EWHC [2017] (flood); Cooper v Thameside [2016] EWHC (flood); Mueller v Central Roofing [2013] EWHC (construction, fire); Brumder v Motornet [2013] EWCA (insurance, company directors); Hi-Lite v Wolseley [2011] EWHC (fire, product liability); William McIlroy v Quinn Insurance [2011] EWCA (insurance, policy construction); All Leisure Holidays v Europaische Reiseversicherung [2011] EWHC (insurance/ reinsurance); Vicar of Spalding v Chubb Fire [2010] EWCA (product liability, novus actus); CPP v NuWay [2009] EWHC 824 (product liability, explosion); Cordin v Newport CC [2008] EWHC (flooding, Rylands v Fletcher); Haward v Fawcetts [2006] UKHL 9 (professional negligence, limitation).

Tecbar accredited adjudicator; PNBA accredited adjudicator; sits as an arbitrator.

Times Lawyer of the Week (Jan 2019).

Professional Memberships

Combar, LCCLBA, PNBA, Tecbar.

Chambers Review

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UK Bar

Property Damage - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

Neil Moody KC
Neil Moody KC remains leader of the property damage group. He displays complementary strengths in areas such as insurance, professional negligence and product liability. His practice is particularly focused on disputes arising out of construction and utilities projects. He further offers expertise in cases concerning damage related to floods and fires.

Strengths

"He has a good grasp of the technical areas, works collaboratively and can deliver advice in a thorough, clear and concise way." "A first-class barrister who is hard-working and focused." "He is skilful and user-friendly on property damage and insurance-related cases."

Recent work

Represented the claimant in a case regarding a hotel, golf and country club fire in Pease Pottage, allegedly due to building contractor employee negligence.


Product Liability - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Neil Moody KC
Neil Moody KC is a respected silk who takes on major product liability cases that relate to property damage, particularly in the industrial sector. He has notable experience in cases involving catastrophic fires or flooding. His work also benefits from his proficiency in professional negligence and insurance law.

Strengths

"He has a good grasp of technical areas and is able to deliver information in a clear and concise way." "He knows his stuff and is incredibly calm and persuasive."

Recent work

Instructed in Ayannuga Family v One Shot Products, a case brought against the manufacturer of a drain cleaner concerning whether the drain cleaning product was the cause of death and injury in a household.


Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Neil Moody KC
Neil Moody KC is head of chambers and a well-respected silk who undertakes a considerable amount of work in the professional negligence space. A substantial proportion of his cases result from utilities or construction projects, where he is also able to bring to bear his extensive experience in property damage, insurance and product liability matters.

Strengths

"Clients like him, he has a very good reputation in the market and he is a very good trial advocate."


Insurance - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Neil Moody KC
Neil Moody KC is a highly respected silk who is extremely well versed in the area of property damage and frequently advises on insurance coverage disputes arising out of incidents of fire and flood. He is also skilled in handling negligence cases and the liability aspects of complex claims.

Strengths

"Neil is fantastic." "He managed to marshal difficult arguments very well and he presented the case very attractively to the judge."

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