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Chambers of Timothy Brennan QC

QUEEN ELIZABETH BUILDING, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9BS, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7353 7534
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349 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.devereuxchambers.co.uk

Colin Edelman QC

Tel:
Work 020 7353 7534
Email:
Web:
www.devereuxchambers.co.uk/barristers/profile/colin-edelman
Devereux (Chambers of Timothy Brennan QC)

Position

Colin Edelman QC specialises in high value, complex commercial disputes with an emphasis on insurance, reinsurance, professional indemnity and energy. He has been involved in a number of high profile matters affecting the London and international insurance markets, including disputes arising out of major natural disasters and financial collapses. He has written and lectured extensively. He is considered by many as the leading silk for insurance matters. A number of his cases have been shortlisted by The Lawyer as Top Litigation Cases of the year. Key cases in 2018/19: R&S Pilling v UK Insurance (Supreme Court), Travelers v XYZ (Supreme Court), Equitas v Municipal Mutual (Court of Appeal); and a number of high value arbitrations as counsel and as arbitrator.
For more information on his practice and latest case highlights, please consult the 'barristers' section on www.devereuxchambers.co.uk.

Career

Called Middle Temple 1977; QC 1995; tenant Devereux Chambers since 1979; assistant recorder, 1993; recorder 1996-2016; Deputy High Court Judge 2008-2016; head of chambers 2002-2011; Bencher, Middle Temple; director (2007-), deputy chairman (2009-2013) and chairman (2013-) of Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund; a contributor to ‘Insurance Disputes’ (LLP); editor ‘The Law of Reinsurance’ (OUP); regular speaker at seminars on insurance and reinsurance topics.

Member

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.


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Colin Edelman QC - DevereuxWell known across the insurance market.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Leading Silks

Colin Edelman QC - DevereuxHe is the greatest barrister at the insurance Bar.

Within: Insurance and reinsurance

Devereux has an 'excellent reputation for insurance and reinsurance disputes' and is home to 'several leading experts'. Colin Edelman QC led Richard Harrison in UKI Insurance Limited v R&S Pilling, a high-profile dispute which examines the UK’s compulsory motor insurance regime and whether this is enlarged by virtue of EU law. Allianz Insurance Plc v Tonicstar was a notable matter for Andrew Burns QC.

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International arbitration: arbitrators

Within: Leading arbitrators

Colin Edelman QC - DevereuxTop choice for major insurance disputes.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: Leading Silks

Colin Edelman QC - DevereuxA leading barrister in the arbitration field.

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Professional negligence

Within: Leading Silks

Colin Edelman QC - DevereuxHe has an extraordinary ability present easy to understand solutions to complex problems.

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