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Tim Marland

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Quadrant Chambers (Chambers of Simon Croall QC)


Prior to joining chambers, Tim worked for a number of years at Lloyd’s, specialising in contentious insurance and reinsurance matters, predominately in the field of aviation. Tim’s experience includes handling excess of loss problems and direct insurance coverage issues arising out of the September 11th terrorist attacks, liability issues arising in multi jurisdictional aviation disasters, as well as extensive experience in UK general aviation matters. Tim’s industry experience has given him invaluable knowledge of the workings of the London insurance market and the commercial aspects of case handling. Since joining chambers, Tim had continued to act on behalf of airlines and airports and other aviation interests. He advises Lloyd’s underwriters and insurance companies on insurance and reinsurance matters. In addition, Tim’s practice encompasses all aspects of international transport (carriage by land, sea and air), as well as a broad commercial practice. He regularly appears in the high court, commercial court and county courts. He appears on behalf of owners, operators, airport authorities and manufacturers at inquests into air crashes. Tim regularly acts for individual instructors and schools defending allegations of negligent instruction in parachuting, paragliding and other aerial sports. Recent cases include: Coltish Aircraft v Action Aviation Limited & Others [2013] EWHC 2439 (Comm); [2014] EWCA Civ 1328 – directors liabilities for non-fraudulent misrepresentation in sale of business jet; Rogers v Hoyle [2014] EWCA Civ 257; [2014] 3 W.L.R. 148; [2014] 3 All E.R. 550; [2014] C.P. Rep. 30 – test case on admissibility of AAIB report in civil proceedings; Global 5000 Ltd v Wadhawan [2011] EWHC 853 (Comm); [2011] 2 All E.R. (Comm) 190; [2012] EWCA Civ 13 [2012] 1 Lloyds 239 – jurisdictional threshold in case of alleged personal guarantee of $55m aircraft sale; ongoing $75million lease redelivery dispute concerning 2 Airbus aircraft; ongoing claims arising out of the demise of Cypriot Turkish Airlines; Ted Baker v AXA Plc & Others [2012] EWHC 1406 (Comm); (2012) 109 (28) L.S.G. 21; [2014] EWCA Civ 134 – business interruption insurance; Clothing Management Technology Ltd v Beazley Solutions Ltd (t/a Beazley Marine UK)[2012] EWHC 727 (QB); [2012] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 571; [2012] Lloyd’s Rep. I.R. 329 – allegations of constructive total loss of a shipment of garments as a result of labour dispute/suppliers’ insolvency. 



Called 2002, Inner Temple; co-editor of Margo on Aviation Insurance 4th edition.


Royal Aeronautical Society.


Manchester (BA Hons).

London Bar


Within: Leading Juniors

Tim Marland - Quadrant Chambers ‘ His experience, strong industry knowledge, expertise in aviation insurance and skilful legal analysis are all highly impressive. ’

Within: Aviation

Quadrant Chambers has 'considerable strength in aviation' with 'very experienced members'; it is praised by clients as a 'responsive set that gets results'. Key highlights for the set included Vandeputte v Egyptair, which was a significant claim arising out of the crash of Egyptair flight MS804. Here, Tim Marland acted for IATA as an intervener, John Ashley Kimbell QC appeared for Vandeputte, and Koye Akoni was instructed on behalf of Egyptair. Marland also led Akoni in Bahamasair v Messier Dowty, an appeal to the Privy Council from the Court of Appeal of the Bahamas, which involved allegations that a landing gear was defective.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Leading Juniors

Tim Marland - Quadrant Chambers ‘ He is very down to earth, bright and thorough, as well as commercial. ’

Within: Insurance and reinsurance

Quadrant Chambers' provides an 'excellent service' for insurance work and its expertise spans marine and non-marine cases.  Luke Parsons QC represented Lloyd's Syndicate 1221 in Englehart CTP (US) v Lloyd's Syndicate 1221, a US$10m commodities insurance dispute, and Guy Blackwood QC sucessfully represented the underwriters in Supreme Court case The B Atlantic. Tim Marland represents a number of reinsurers in Kapital Insurance v Various Reinsurers, a claim by a Russian insurer to enforce judgment against reinsurers arising out of the fatal crash of a Sukhoi Superjet.

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Product liability

Within: Leading Juniors

Tim Marland - Quadrant Chambers ‘ He is listened to by judges, respected by peers and is in huge demand. ’

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Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

Within: Leading Juniors

Tim Marland - Quadrant Chambers ‘ He is a star junior. ’

Within: Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

Quadrant Chambers is 'highly regarded' for cross-border disputes and its members are regularly involved in high-profile aviation and shipping-related mandates. Matthew Reeve advised Captain Wayne Bayley on his recent application, commenced in the Administrative Court, for a judicial review of the CAA’s position in respect of the prohibition for commercial pilots flying over the age of 64. Tim Marland appeared in Court of Appeal test case, Gahan v Emirates, Buckley v Emirates, which examined the applicability of EC261 in missed connection cases involving non-EU carriers.

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