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Sonia Nolten

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 7822 1200
Email:
2TG – 2 Temple Gardens (2TG – 2 Temple Gardens)

Position

Highly intelligent and commercially very astute, fabulous at papers and an excellent advocate” and “someone to have on your side when facing a difficult judge”, Sonia is a tough and experienced commercial practitioner specialising in insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence, property damage and commercial dispute resolution.

Sonia has been involved in a succession of high-profile cases, including appearing in the Supreme Court in the Employers’ Liability Trigger Litigation.

Her insurance and reinsurance expertise includes: coverage disputes, policy construction, fraudulent and exaggerated claims, with particular expertise in life and health cover. In the field of property damage she has litigated cases about floods, fires, explosions, collapses, subsidence, defective design, product liability. She litigates commercial disputes of all kinds including restitution, the construction and validity of penalty, liquidated damage and insolvency clauses, guarantees, undue influence and capacity to contract, directors’ duties, duties of administrators and receivers, CMR conditions of carriage, rectification and misrepresentation, and partnership disputes. Her professional negligence practice focuses upon damage/insurance matters including claims against brokers, legal professionals and construction professionals (architects, engineers, surveyors).

Reported cases include: Smile Stylist and anr v Harte Solutions and anr [2017] EWHC 2971 (Ch) (insolvency: winding up, fraud); Miley v Friends Life Limited [2017] EWHC 2415 (QB) & [2017] EWHC 1583 QB (insurance: fraud, judicial bias); Rai v Legal and General Insurance Company [2015] EWHC 170 Comm (insurance: life policy); Co-Star UK Ltd v Red Leads Ltd and 3 ors [2014] EWHC 1262 Ch (commercial: theft of confidential information) Bate v Aviva [2013] EWHC 1687 (Comm) (insurance: non-disclosure); Smyth v St Andrews [2012] EWHC 2511 (insurance: arson, coverage); Employers' Liability Trigger Litigation [2012] UKSC 14, [2010] EWCA Civ 1096 (insurance: construction, scope of statutory cover); Dennard v PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP [2010] EWHC 812 (Ch) (professional negligence: undervaluation of PHI project).

Career

Called 2002; Inner Temple; Treasury C Panel 2009-13. Currently Senior Bar Auditor of the Inner Temple.

Languages

French, German, Russian.

Member

COMBAR; LCLCBA; PNBA; BILA.

Education

Wilsthorpe School, Nottingham; Oriel College, Oxford (1995 MA, Double First; 1996 Master of Studies); City University (2000 CPE).

Leisure

Theatre, interior design, Suffolk life.


London Bar

Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance – Leading juniors

Sonia Nolten - 2TG – 2 Temple GardensSomeone to have on your side when facing a difficult judge.’

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading juniors

Sonia Nolten - 2TG – 2 Temple GardensHighly intelligent and commercially very astute, she is fabulous at papers and an excellent advocate.’

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