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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
DX:
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

Energy

Within: Leading Silks

Stephen Midwinter QC - Brick Court Chambers ‘ Level-headed, calm and incredibly bright, he has first-class drafting and analysis skills. ’

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance

Brick Court Chambers is 'one of the leading sets for insurance and reinsurance work' thanks to its 'range of able counsel', according to clients. Eight members of chambers were instructed on the high-profile Single Buoy Moorings v Zurich Insurance case, where Mark Howard QC, Neil Calver QC, Stephen Midwinter QC, Tony Singla and Fred Hobson played a key role. FRC v KPMG (re Equity Red Star), which examined the alleged deficient auditing of the technical reserves of a Lloyd’s Motor Syndicate, was a notable case for Simon Salzedo QC in which he led Hobson. Meanwhile, Singla was also instructed in Crowden v QBE Insurance, which involved the interpretation and application of an exclusion in a professional liability insurance policy to a claim for mis-selling of financial instruments.

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Offshore

Within: Leading Silks

Stephen Midwinter QC - Brick Court Chambers ‘ Incredibly bright and able to turn his mind to virtually any area of law. ’

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