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Tim Lord QC

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Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC)


Barrister dealing with general commercial law matters, including banking/financial services, insurance/reinsurance and professional negligence. Also civil fraud, conflicts, TMT, arbitration, sports, technology and energy law. Particularly involved in capital markets and other ‘credit crunch’ litigation. Recent cases include: Rowe v Aries [2016] EWHC 1800 (Ch) – film finance litigation involving Ingenious Media companies; Property Alliance Group v RBS (2016 – 3 month Chancery trial) ;  Goldman Sachs v Novo Banco (2016 – jurisdiction appeal in CA); Bank St Petersburg v Arkhangelsky (2016 - 3 month Chancery trial).

Other matters include: JP Morgan v BVG and Clifford Chance [2014] Comm Ct; UBS v KWL [2014] Comm Ct; CFPartners v Barclays Bank [2013] Ch Div; Graiseley v Barclays Bank [2013] Comm Ct; Fortress v Blue Skye [2012] Comm Ct; Renaissance Capital v African Minerals Ltd [2012] Comm Ct; HSBC v AHAB and Algosaibi [2011] Comm Ct; Lornamead v Kaupthing Bank [2011] Comm Ct; Katsouris Bros v Haitoglou Bros [2011] Comm Ct; Deutsche Bank v Sebastian Holdings [2010] CA; JN Dairies v Johal Dairies [2010] CA; Deutsche Bank v Vik Millahue [2010] Comm Ct; Siemens v Supershield [2010] CA; Shinhan Card v JP Morgan [2009] Ch Div; Composite Scheme Litigation [2008-09] Comm Ct; Pride & Partners v IAH [2009] QBD. Other notable cases include: Standard Life v Oak Dedicated Ltd and Aon [2008] Comm Ct; The TAG Group Litigation [2006-8] Comm Ct; Benfield v Aon [2007] QBD; Yaqoob v Royal Insurance [2006] CA; Attheraces v The Racecourse Association [2006] Comm Ct; Barclays Bank plc v SS Rotterdam [2005] Comm Ct; Premier Telesports v RCA and Attheraces [2003] Comm Ct; Medina Dairy Ltd v Nijjar Holdings [2004] QBD; Thames Water v London Underground [2004] TCC; Ministry of Sound v Tiscali [2003] Ch Div; Budgen v Andrew Gardner Partnership [2002] CA.


Qualified solicitor 1991; company and commercial department, Slaughter & May; called 1992, Inner Temple; QC 2008. Chambers & Partners Commercial Litigation Silk of the Year 2013; Chambers & Partners Banking and Finance Silk of the Year 2014.




MA Cantab First Class in Law; Christ’s College Scholarship (1984-86); Rapaport Prize (1985); De Hart Prize (1985-87); Life Scholar, Christ’s College, Cambridge (1987).


Golf, sailing, cricket (playing member MCC); Cambridge Rugby Blue. Bencher of Inner Temple. 

London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

Tim Lord QC - Brick Court ChambersRightly regarded as a go-to silk to lead large teams in the most complex and high profile disputes.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Tim Lord QC - Brick Court ChambersA strong trial advocate with an engaging manner.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Tim Lord QC - Brick Court ChambersA superb advocate and master strategist.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Tim Lord QC - Brick Court ChambersHe is very quick to grasp the essence of a case and the point upon which the case will be decided.

Within: Professional negligence

Brick Court Chambers is a ‘premier set’ for professional negligence work, it has ‘excellent quality at all levels’, and is often instructed in cases involving major accountancy firms, banks and other financial institutions, solicitors, insurance brokers, actuaries, and tax advisers. Tim Lord QC led Simon Salzedo QC, Stephen Midwinter QC and Craig Morrison in acting for KWL in resisting the appeal by UBS in a case which examined the professional negligence of a portfolio manager. Tom Adam QC is acting for Ernst & Young in a case involving a film finance tax avoidance scheme. Adam is also leading Tony Singla in a case brought by Northern Rock against Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP.

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