Colin Edelman KC > Chambers of Andrew Burns KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Andrew Burns KC
Devereux
QUEEN ELIZABETH BUILDING, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 9BS
England

Position

Colin Edelman KC specialises in high value complex commercial disputes with an emphasis on insurance, reinsurance, professional negligence, and energy. He has previously been voted Insurance Silk of the Year on a number of occasions and Professional Negligence Silk of the Year.

Key cases in 2019/20: Supreme Court – R&S Pilling v UK Insurance, Travelers v XYZ; Court of Appeal – Equitas v Municipal Mutual; Commercial Court – Catlin v Weyerhaeuser, FCA v Business Interruption Insurers Covid Test Case; and a number of high value arbitrations as counsel and as arbitrator.

For more information on Colin’s practice and latest case highlights, please visit his full Devereux profile.

Career

Called to the Bar: 1977; Devereux Chambers: 1979; Assistant Recorder: 1993; QC: 1995; Recorder: 1996-2016; Deputy High Court Judge: (QBD & Commercial Court) 2008-2016. Head of Chambers: 2002-2011; Bencher of Middle Temple: 2003; Director of Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund: 2007, Deputy Chairman: 2009, Chairman: 2013.

Publications: Editor of The Law of Reinsurance (OUP). Contributor to Insurance Disputes (LLP). Speaker at seminars on insurance and reinsurance topics.

Memberships

Commercial Bar Association; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; British Insurance Law Association.

Education

Haberdashers’ Aske’s School, Elstree; Clare College, Cambridge (1976 MA).

Leisure

Walking, skiing, badminton, Luton Town FC.