John William McDonald > 2 Temple Gardens > London, England > Lawyer Profile

2 Temple Gardens
2 Temple Gardens
2 TEMPLE GARDENS, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 9AY
England
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Work Department

Position

Extensive experience of motor insurance claims, including coverage issues and contribution between insurers.  Cases include Sahin v Havard [2017] 1 WLR 1853, Pinn & Guo v. Zenith Insurance (2014), Clarke and Clarke v MIB [2012] EWHC 2118, Harvey v MIB [2011] and McCall v Poulton & MIB [2009] RTR 11. Long experience of disease claims (esp asbestos, but also deafness, dermatitis and WRULD) for claimants and defendants (eg Smith v. Portswood [2016] EWHC 939, Prater v. British Motor Holdings (2016) Lawtel). Particular interest in stress and harassment claims (e.g. Mullen v Accenture [2010] EWHC 2336) and defending fraudulent/exaggerated claims (e.g. Singh v O’Shea [2009] EWHC 1251). Instructed in cases involving complex technical and accounting issues.  Related practice areas include property and construction litigation.

PUBLICATIONS:
Contributor to Injury Times, PILJ.

Career

MA (St. Andrews). Formerly a solicitor (admitted with Honours). Called to Bar 1981.

Memberships

Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, PIBA, PNBA TecBar, Western Circuit.

Leisure

Classical music, fishing.