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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 GardensHe is absolutely brilliant on the technical detail and has an eye for the real issues in a case.

The ‘responsive‘, ‘flexible‘ and ‘commercially astute‘ members of the ‘always strong‘ 2 Temple Gardens are experienced in claims against professionals including solicitors and barristers; insurance and financial services advisers; architects and engineers; surveyors and valuers; and other construction and design professionals. Recent highlights of note include Charles Dougherty QC, Isabel Barter and David Thomas acting for a QC in Gaze v HS, a claim concerning the scope of a barrister’s duty to advise, and Neil Moody QC representing the developer of a large residential complex in Ramvel Ltd v Bartlett Plumbing and Countryside Properties, a contractors’ negligence claim relating to the construction of a soil vent pipe system.

London Bar > Product liability

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Neil Moody QC2 Temple GardensHe is very easy to work with, well respected by clients, astute and gives excellent commercial advice.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Neil Moody QC2 Temple GardensAuthoritative, measured and technically gifted, and fantastically reassuring to both client and solicitor alike.