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Property Damage | UK Bar

London (Bar)

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
    2024 | Band 1 | 11 Years Ranked
    2 Temple Gardens is a go-to set for property damage work, possessing an unrivalled bench of silks and juniors with an impressive breadth of expertise. 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 Silverstone Circuits Limited v Aggregate Industries, a claim arising out of the alleged inadequate resurfacing of the F1 circuit racetrack at Silverstone. 2 Temple Gardens also continued to represent PSB in the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry.
  2. Crown Office Chambers
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    Crown Office Chambers
    Property Damage
    2024 | Band 1 | 11 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 Sky, Mace and Prater v Insurers, a claim concerning damage to the wooden roof of Sky's global headquarters. Market sources reveal: "Crown Office Chambers is consistently very strong and reliable on a full range of matters including complex and sophisticated ones."
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Band 2
  1. 4 New Square Chambers
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    4 New Square Chambers
    Property Damage
    2024 | Band 2 | 7 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.
  2. 4 Pump Court
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    4 Pump Court
    Property Damage
    2024 | Band 2 | 7 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 have been instructed by fire consultant Exova on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. The set was also involved in Boulton v Calderdale MBC, a dispute arising out of flooding and damage caused by a collapsing Victorian culvert.
  3. Gatehouse Chambers
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    Gatehouse Chambers
    Property Damage
    2024 | Band 2 | 5 Years Ranked
    Gatehouse Chambers represents a strong choice for clients seeking "strong technical expertise at all levels" 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. Members of the chambers were involved in Avantage Cheshire Ltd v Summers Inman, a dispute arising out of a catastrophic fire at a residential care home. A source highlights that their members are "able to consider the wider issues and propose a commercial, tailored approach."