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Chambers of Timothy Brennan QC

QUEEN ELIZABETH BUILDING, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9BS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7353 7534
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 5150
DX:
349 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.devereuxchambers.co.uk

Colin Edelman QC

Tel:
Work 020 7353 7534
Email:
Devereux (Chambers of Timothy Brennan QC)

Position

Colin Edelman QC specialises in high value, complex commercial disputes with an emphasis on insurance, reinsurance, professional indemnity and energy. He has been involved in a number of high profile matters affecting the London and international insurance markets, including disputes arising out of major natural disasters and financial collapses. He has written and lectured extensively. He is considered by many as the leading silk for insurance matters. A number of his cases have been shortlisted by The Lawyer as Top Litigation Cases of the year. Key cases in 2017/18: Atlasnavios v Navigators (Supreme Court), Equitas v Municipal Mutual (Court of Appeal); Haberdashers v Lakehouse (T CC); and a number of high value arbitrations as counsel and as arbitrator. For more information on his practice and latest case highlights, please consult the 'barristers' section on www.devereuxchambers.co.uk.

Career

Called Middle Temple 1977; QC 1995; tenant Devereux Chambers since 1979; assistant recorder, 1993; recorder 1996; Deputy High Court Judge 2008-2016; head of chambers 2002-2011; Bencher, Middle Temple; Chairman of Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund; a contributor to ‘Insurance Disputes’ (LLP); editor ‘The Law of Reinsurance’ (OUP); regular speaker at seminars on insurance and reinsurance topics.

Member

Commercial Bar Association; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association.

Education

Haberdashers’ Aske’s School, Elstree; Clare College, Cambridge (1976 MA).

Leisure

Walking, skiing, badminton, Luton Town FC.


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Colin Edelman QC - Devereux ‘A strongly rated commercial and insurance litigator.’

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance – Leading silks

Colin Edelman QC - Devereux ‘A class act, who commands authority in court.’

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International arbitration: arbitrators

Within: International arbitration: arbitrators – Leading individuals

Colin Edelman QC - Devereux ‘He has great attention to detail and excellent knowledge of the law.’

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Colin Edelman QC - Devereux ‘A top-class insurance lawyer.’

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Colin Edelman QC - Devereux ‘Charming, thorough and able to advise with a full grip of the details.’

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