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2 Temple Gardens

Neil Moody

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments
Ranked in : Insurance , Product Liability , Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction , Property Damage
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Insurance - London (Bar)

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Neil Moody QC
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: "He is a poised and persuasive advocate."
Recent work: Acted for companies related to the BBC against Sony Europe in a dispute arising from damage to stock held in Sony’s Enfield warehouse during the August 2011 London riots.
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Product Liability - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Neil Moody QC
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's extremely user-friendly and responds very promptly."
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.
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Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction - London (Bar)

Band 2

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Neil Moody QC
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. He is well versed in adjudication as well as litigation.
Strengths: "Very well regarded throughout the field: reliable and a safe pair of hands."
Recent work: Defended Zurich in an insurance matter arising out of the construction of a large residential development in Manchester, which was ruled to be non-compliant with fire regulations following the Grenfell Tower fire.
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Property Damage - London (Bar)

Band 1

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Neil Moody QC
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: "His manner with clients is fantastic, and he's lovely, diplomatic and sharp in dealing with difficult people in such a way that they don't realise they are being talked round to his point of view." "He keeps his cool and remains unflappable throughout."
Recent work: Acted for the developer of a large residential complex in an action brought by the freeholder and 54 leaseholders in respect of the allegedly inadequate construction of the soil vent pipe system at the block.
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Practice Areas

Property damage and product liability, especially arising from fires, explosions, subsidence and floods. Utilities and construction claims. Insurance and reinsurance: coverage disputes, policy construction, fraudulent and exaggerated 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 [2018] (international mass tort action); Oldcorn v Southern Water [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.

Times Lawyer of the Week (Jan 2019).

Professional Memberships

Combar, LCCLBA, PNBA, Tecbar.

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