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David Allen QC
Barrister specialising in all aspects of commercial law, including insurance, reinsurance, sale of goods, carriage of goods, banking, energy; professional negligence. Sample cases: Jones v Congregational and General Insurance  (insurance fraud, construction Access to Justice Act 1999); Nippon Yusen Kubishiki Kaisha v Golden Strait Corporation  (charterparty construction); Neo Investments v Cargil  (practice); John v Wyeth v Cigna  (New York law insurance); Glencore v Metro Trading  (jurisdiction); Skandra v Thames Water  (statutory tort); Yukong v Rendsburg  (piercing the corporate veil); Hewett & Co v Sinclair Roche & Temperley  (solicitors’ undertaking).
Qualified 1990; publications: ‘Company Law and the Human Rights Act 1998’ (Butterworths 2000).
Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
BSc; LLB; LLM; FRICS; MCIArb.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3
7 King’s Bench Walk has ‘unrivalled depth in the insurance space, not to mention commercial and marine work‘ and one client remarks that is is ‘a go-to set due to the consistent quality of its members and the work they do‘. The set is strong in shipping, insurance and commodities, which naturally leads to high-value energy cases, among which are matters concerning pipelines, oil production, renewable energy and LNG. David Allen QC recently handled a complex case concerning payment for drilling under a North Sea oil Farmout Agreement, and the relationship between that contract and a joint venture operations agreement. For one client, senior clerk Bernie Hyatt and his team are ‘the best in the business, always extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with‘.