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2 Temple Gardens
2 Temple Gardens
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Property damage and product liability, especially arising from fires, explosions, subsidence and floods. Utilities and construction claims. Insurance and reinsurance: coverage disputes, policy construction, fraudulent and exaggerated claims. Professional negligence: particularly claims against architects, engineers, surveyors, other construction professionals and insurance brokers. International arbitration.  

2TG Co-Head of Insurance, Head of Property Damage. 


Reported cases include: Kalma v African Minerals [2018] (international mass tort action); Oldcorn v Southern Water [2017] (flood); Cooper v Thameside [2016] EWHC (flood); Mueller v Central Roofing [2013] EWHC (construction, fire); Brumder v Motornet [2013] EWCA (insurance, company directors); Hi-Lite v Wolseley [2011] EWHC (fire, product liability); William McIlroy v Quinn Insurance [2011] EWCA (insurance, policy construction); All Leisure Holidays v Europaische Reiseversicherung [2011] EWHC (insurance/ reinsurance); Vicar of Spalding v Chubb Fire [2010] EWCA (product liability, novus actus); CPP v NuWay [2009] EWHC 824 (product liability, explosion); Cordin v Newport CC [2008] EWHC (flooding, Rylands v Fletcher); Haward v Fawcetts [2006] UKHL 9 (professional negligence, limitation). 

Tecbar accredited adjudicator; PNBA accredited adjudicator. 

Times Lawyer of the Week (Jan 2019). 


Combar, LCCLBA, PNBA, Tecbar.  


University College, Oxford (1987 MA).


Sailing, skiing, architecture.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Neil Moody QC2 Temple Gardens‘Combines a robust approach with being commercially minded and pragmatic.

2 Temple Gardens has ‘excellent experience in professional negligence work‘ and it is regularly involved in disputes concerning solicitors and barristers; insurance and financial services professionals; architects and engineers; surveyors and valuers; and a range of other construction and design professionals. Charles Dougherty QC acted in Court of Appeal case Schubert Murphy v Law Society, which examined the duty of care owed by the solicitors’ representative body to its members and the public. Also of note, Neil Moody QC is acting for the developer in Ramvel v Countryside Properties, a subcontractors’ negligence case.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Neil Moody QC2 Temple GardensHe is a brilliant advocate with excellent technical understanding.

London Bar > Product liability

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Neil Moody QC2 Temple GardensWell respected by lawyers and clients for his grasp of the detail.