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Property Damage & Insurance Disputes

Chambers continues to feature as a leading set for real estate disputes on the Western Circuit. 'The set has high-quality members who are very easy to get on with and the work is of a high standard.' "

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Real Estate

As the leading Real Estate set in the South West, we pride ourselves in the comprehensive and professional legal service we provide to our clients. Our barristers advise major insurers, brokers, policyholders and claimants on property insurance disputes, and appear in courts and tribunals at all levels throughout the UK.

Areas of expertise:

  • Explosion
  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Impact (from falling trees and vehicles)
  • Structural damage from subsidence due to construction activities, tree roots and landslip etc

Those with backgrounds in insurance law also advise on and conduct cases involving issues of insurance coverage, claims avoidance and fraud.

We act for a variety of local authorities, statutory undertakers and insurers (both in defending claims and in pursuing recovery from others by way of subrogated actions), and private clients.

Mediation

We are committed to alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, with a number of our barristers being qualified mediators. Our facilities are specifically designed to meet with clients’ needs for a mediation venue. Read more.

Public Access

Some members of the team are also available to act, where appropriate, for members of the public, as well as commercial and non-commercial organisations, under the Public Access scheme. Read more.

Training

The team delivers workshops and seminars in Chambers and regional centres. We also provide training on behalf of local Law Societies and in conjunction with solicitors’ firms. In addition we can give tailored in-house training for particular firms. If you would like any further information please contact Elizabeth Champion on 0117 923 4714 or email: [email protected]..