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Richard Sage

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Construction , Product Liability , Property Damage
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Construction - London (Bar)

Band 4

Richard Sage
Richard Sage has a strong reputation among instructing solicitors with significant experience acting for clients in litigation in the TCC and Court of Appeal. He has additional expertise in domestic and international arbitration proceedings.
Strengths: "He advises his clients with great skill and sensitivity and he's an excellent team player and a brilliant advocate."
Recent work: Instructed in multi-party TCC proceedings valued at £30 million arising out of alleged defects in the construction of a distribution site for Travis Perkins.
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Product Liability - London (Bar)

Band 3

Richard Sage
Richard Sage is an experienced junior who acts predominantly on behalf of defendant manufacturers in product liability cases. He draws on his expertise in construction law when advising on cases involving complex engineering evidence.
Strengths: "His attention to detail is very good and he always thinks through to the end game. He is thoroughly easy to deal with, very approachable and very good with clients."
Recent work: Instructed in Calor Gas v LGUA17, a case involving multiple claims brought against Calor Gas following an explosion said to have been caused by a leak from a faulty domestic gas heater.
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Property Damage - London (Bar)

Band 3

Richard Sage
Richard Sage is a property damage barrister with a depth of experience in acting before the TCC, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. He often appears on significant fire damage, site defect and product liability claims.
Strengths: "He is thorough, prompt and punctual. He's approachable and clearly explains complex issues."
Recent work: Defended insurers against claims relating to cavity wall insulation installations in domestic properties.
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Practice Areas

Richard has a strong and successful practice in the fields of construction, insurance, professional negligence, product liability and property damage.

Career

He is regularly instructed in leading cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal, against silks and senior juniors, and in domestic and international arbitrations.

Much of Richard’s work involves major engineering, infrastructure and energy projects and related insurance and professional negligence disputes. In recent years, he has acted in several high value Middle East arbitrations linked to substantial construction and engineering contracts involving landmark projects.

Richard has an established professional negligence practice. He has acted for and against professionals in a wide range of disciplines, including claims against solicitors, barristers, accountants, auditors, architects, engineers and loss adjusters.

Richard is highly regarded in property damage litigation, particularly in claims involving fires and floods, and claims involving technical expert evidence. Richard has substantial experience of claims under the Consumer Protection Act, and acted as junior counsel in the leading case in this field.

Richard regularly acts in coverage disputes relating to his core areas of practice.

Richard has been recommended as “exceptional and very highly regarded”, “sharp and focused with an unassuming brilliance”, and “a very responsive and thorough purveyor of sound, measured analysis”.

Reported cases include: Gee v DePuy International Ltd [2018] EWHC 1208; Clapham v Peacock [2018] EWHC 518; Ashfaq v International Insurance Co of Hannover Plc [2017] EWCA Civ 357; Milton Keynes v Nulty [2013] EWCA Civ 15; Genesis v Liberty Syndicate [2013] EWCA Civ 1173.

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Richard Sage

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