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UK Bar London (Bar) Property Damage

This section covers the full range of disputes relating to major property damage, including damage relating to fires and explosions, floods, and subsidence.

Rankings overview for Sets

All Sets profiles

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Band 1
  1. 2 Temple Gardens
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    2 Temple Gardens
    Property Damage
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    2 Temple Gardens possesses an unrivalled bench of silks and juniors with impressive breadth of expertise spanning a range of property damage disputes. Members of the set are regularly sought after to handle complex coverage and liability issues arising from major floods, fires and construction projects. They boast further expertise in subsidence matters arising from tree roots and shrubs. Case highlights include acting on Pickett v Balkind, a tree roots claim issued against the owners of a neighbouring property. 2 Temple Gardens also continued to represent PSB in the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry and acted for the claimant in Cottesmore Hotel, Golf and Country Club v Eco Top Heat and Power following fire damage to the recently renovated club. "2TG have an excellent specialist offering across all levels of call," says one interviewee.
  2. Crown Office Chambers
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    Crown Office Chambers
    Property Damage
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Crown Office Chambers maintains a stellar reputation for its adroit handling of property damage matters arising from a variety of sectors. Members of the set leverage their renowned expertise across professional negligence, insurance and construction to provide highly effective advice and advocacy. They are capable of assisting with every kind of major property damage dispute, from those involving floods and fires to defective construction products and industrial-scale damage. Members acted on both sides of a claim arising from a fire at Clandon House in National Trust v Cuffe. Work highlights also include Boohoo.com v Barnfield Construction, a claim concerning a siphonic drainage system failure causing flooding and water damage to a warehouse. Market sources reveal: "Crown Office Chambers always provides very clear advice in respect of complex matters."
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Band 2
  1. 4 New Square Chambers
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    4 New Square Chambers
    Property Damage
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2 | 6 Years Ranked
    4 New Square Chambers is renowned for its expert assistance to institutional, individual and insurer clients on a broad spectrum of property damage disputes. The set boasts impressive expertise in matters involving professional negligence, defective product and insurance issues, and is notable for its handling of high-value cases arising from fires, floods and construction work. Highlights include acting for the claimant in Emma Treichl v Chubb Insurance, a fire damage claim. Members have also been involved in the water ingress damage case brought by Exeter Student Living against Barrie Simons & Associates. One market source comments: "The strength in depth of the set is impressive."
  2. 4 Pump Court
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    4 Pump Court
    Property Damage
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2 | 6 Years Ranked
    4 Pump Court serves an impressive client base spanning property owners, insurers and contractors, and provides an impressive range of specialist expertise in major property damage disputes. Members of the set excel in matters involving technical complexity and challenging issues of liability and quantum. The set's strength in the area is complemented by its stature in construction and professional negligence matters. Barristers at 4 Pump Court defended a claim in the TCC against property developers by flat owners following a fire that destroyed 15 homes in Town & Country Housing Association v Bellway Homes v Clague LLP and Stewart Milne Group. Members have also been instructed by fire consultant Exova on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. The set was involved in Moat Homes v Aiom Home Builders, a dispute arising from a fire which started in solar panels on the roof of a London apartment block. An interviewee says 4 Pump Court is "known for providing quality advice," adding: "The advice I have received has always been commercial and pragmatic."
  3. Gatehouse Chambers
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    Gatehouse Chambers
    Property Damage
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    Gatehouse Chambers represents a strong choice for clients seeking expertise across a broad array of complex and high-value property damage disputes. Members of the set are renowned for their impressive handling of major construction and property development matters, including allegations of negligence. They offer capabilities in claims involving fires, floods and industrial-scale damage. Numerous members were involved in Green Oasis International Company v Northacre, a high-value claim arising from defective redevelopment works to 'The Lancasters', a luxury residential development in central London. Barristers at Gatehouse were also instructed on Bellway Homes v Swift, following fire damage claims. Sources note there is an "excellent selection of talent within chambers."