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Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC

7-8 ESSEX STREET, LONDON, WC2R 3LD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7379 3550
Fax:
Fax 020 7379 3558
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302 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.brickcourt.co.uk

Stephen Midwinter QC

Tel:
Work 020 7379 3550
Email:
Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC)

Position

Commercial law (currently engaged in major international civil fraud claim); insurance and reinsurance (currently engaged in several reinsurance arbitrations); banking; (currently engaged in several CDO disputes); european and public law. Recent cases of note: Yugraneft v Abramovich (Comm Ct); Korea National Insurance v Allianz (Comm Ct and CA); Wasa v Lexington (House of Lords); Markel v Surety Guarantee Consultants (Comm Ct and CA); NTCS v Attorney General of Jamaica (PC). Publications of note: ‘After Etridge: The Endgame for Banks and Non-Commercial Sureties’ (2002) Cambridge Restitution Online Resource; ‘Subrogation Finds some Well-Settled Principles’ (2003) LMCLQ 7; ‘Causation, Loss and Double Recovery’ (2003) CLJ 23; ‘The Great Peace and Precedent’ (2003) 119 LQR 180; ‘Non-disclosure and Material Rumours’ (2003) 119 LQR 180; ‘Non-disclosure and Material Rumours’ (2003) LMCLQ; ‘Lloyds TSB v Lloyds Insurance’ (2004) 120 LQR 230; Aggregation of Claims (2007) Insurance Law Monthly (July).

Career

Qualified 2002, Middle Temple.

Languages

French (good), Italian (conversational), German (basic).

Education

Verulam School, St Albans; Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (2000 BA; 2001 LLM; 2004 MA).


London Bar

Aviation

Within: Aviation – 2017 silks

Stephen Midwinter QC - Brick Court ChambersFantastic young silk; he has great intellect.

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Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – 2017 silks

Stephen Midwinter QC - Brick Court ChambersUnfailingly courteous and very helpful, a star in the making.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – 2017 silks

Stephen Midwinter QC - Brick Court ChambersA very highly rated junior commercial silk who is clearly going places.

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Energy

Within: Energy – 2017 silks

Stephen Midwinter QC - Brick Court ChambersFantastic; very user friendly and a strong up-and-comer.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – 2017 silks

Stephen Midwinter QC - Brick Court ChambersSupremely smart, erudite and clear in his views, he is also economical and insightful in his drafting.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance – 2017 silks

Stephen Midwinter QC - Brick Court ChambersShould be designated an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Brains), which he combines with pithy, practical and commercial advice.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – 2017 silks

Stephen Midwinter QC - Brick Court ChambersA fantastic young silk; very user friendly.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – 2017 silks

Stephen Midwinter QC - Brick Court ChambersA strong advocate.

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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