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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: Aviation – Leading juniors

Tim Marland - Quadrant ChambersWhen it comes to industry knowledge and experience he is streets ahead of the competition.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance – Leading juniors

Tim Marland - Quadrant ChambersAn exceptional barrister who quickly masters complex instructions and provides fantastic commercial advice.

Within: Insurance and reinsurance

A ‘first-rate’ set for marine insurance, Quadrant Chambers can boast involvement in some of the largest cases of the past year. Notably B Atlantic in which Guy Blackwood QC was successful in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court for the underwriters, and Simon Rainey QC was brought in to protect the insurers’ interests in a claim connected to the controversial case of the Brillante Virtuoso. Outside of marine insurance ‘the standard of the set is excellent’, with cases such as Ted Baker v Axa and others, where Tim Marland successfully represented the well-known fashion retailer in a £6m insurance coverage dispute.

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Product liability

Within: Product liability – Leading juniors

Tim Marland - Quadrant ChambersUnbeatable depth of knowledge and experience.

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