Neil Moody KC > 2 Temple Gardens > London, England > Lawyer Profile

2 Temple Gardens
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Work Department

Property Damage
Insurance & Reinsurance
International Group Actions
Product Liability
Professional Negligence


Insurance and reinsurance: coverage disputes, policy construction, fraudulent and exaggerated claims. Property damage and product liability, especially arising from fires, explosions, subsidence and floods. Construction and utilities 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 [2020] EWCA (international mass tort action); 2 Entertain v Sony [2020] EWHC (fire; causation); Oldcorn v Southern Water EWHC [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; sits as an arbitrator

Times Lawyer of the Week (Jan 2019).


Combar, LCCLBA, PNBA, Tecbar.


University College, Oxford (1987 MA).


Sailing, skiing, architecture.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Neil Moody KC2 Temple GardensA fantastic leader who combines immense technical knowledge with a calm and effective courtroom manner. A very firm favourite of the insurance market and solicitors alike.

With ‘a real history of serving the insurance and reinsurance market‘, 2 Temple Gardens‘ recent track record includes a significant volume of COVID-19-related work, including business interruption event cancellation insurance, travel, life insurance, private health, and supply chain interruption matters. Members of the insurance group leading such advice include Charles Dougherty KC and Neil Moody KC, along with senior juniors Daniel Crowley and Timothy Killen, who have been instructed by major insurers to advise on key points of principle following the 2021 Supreme Court FCA Business Interruption Test Case decision. The set has also experienced an increase in insurance-related international arbitration work, as well as instructions for complex cross-border disputes.

London Bar > Product liability

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Neil Moody KC2 Temple Gardens ‘Neil is a stand-out silk in this area. He often deals with complex fire and property damage cases arising out of products, together with cross-overs into his sports law practice. In terms of advocacy, he is extremely calm, persuasive and authoritative, cutting through complex areas with ease. He is delightful to work with – and solicitors and juniors really enjoy being led by him. ‘

2 Temple Gardens has broad roster capable of representing both claimant and defendant. Members of the chambers have experience across all aspects of product with a particular expertise in handling mass tort claims, generally in relation to medical equipment and pharmaceuticals. Charles Dougherty KC and Isabel Barter successfully acted for Beko in Beko v Wilson, a case stemming from a major residential fire said to be caused by a defective fridge-freezer. Neil Moody KC and Jack Harris successfully defended One Shot Products in Ayannuga v One Shot Products Ltd, a matter relating to an allegedly defective drain cleaner in an incident which left one man dead and another in a permanent vegetative state.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Neil Moody KC2 Temple GardensNeil is extremely impressive in court, and certainly has the ear of the judge. He cuts through complex legal and factual submissions with ease.

Members of ‘reliable’ set 2 Temple Gardens act in claims for and against professionals across the legal, financial and construction sectors. The work overlaps with other areas commonly covered in the chambers, such as clinical negligence, allowing specialists to complement and effectively advise on claims. Neil Moody KC is a leading silk with expertise in dealing with claims of negligence against construction professionals. Charles Dougherty KC has a strong reputation for his practice with claims involving legal and financial professionals. Isabel Barter  has been instructed on cases involving leading law firms, as well as work with a particular focus on cladding issues.