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2TG – 2 Temple Gardens, Daniel Crowley, London, ENGLAND

Daniel Crowley

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2TG – 2 Temple Gardens (2TG – 2 Temple Gardens)


Daniel Crowley acts in all aspects of commercial insurance, including coverage issues, policy construction, misrepresentation, non-disclosure, breach of warranty, estoppel, waiver and reservation of rights. He has a particular expertise in insurance fraud. He also has expertise in motor insurance (including claims against the MIB) and permanent health insurance and critical illness claims. He also acts for and against brokers as part of his professional negligence practice. He lectures on insurance issues especially insurance fraud. Notable cases include: X v Skandia 2011. Represented a client in his insurance claim against Skandia after its rejection of his claim under a critical illness policy. Achieved a full payment of the sum insured under the policy for the critical illness. Represented the insured client on direct Public Access. Porter v Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (High Court QBD, 2009) Successfully defended Zurich at trial of claim on insurance policy after claimant deliberately set fire to his own house. He also has a strong professional negligence practice. Notable cases include: Rickwood and Rickwood v David Mitchell (t/a Mitchell Evans Partnership) (High Court, TCC, 2011). Acted for Claimants in claim against architect for breach of contract, negligence and breach of the Defective Premises Act 1972. Jenson and Jenson v Faux, EWCA [2011]. Successfully represented defendant in a claim under the Defective Premises Act 1972. Applicability of the Act to existing dwellings. Bole and Van Den Haak v (1) Huntsbuild Ltd COA 2010, Successfully represented claimants in trial and appeal in an action against a builder and an engineer under the Defective Premises Act 1972. Meaning of ‘fit for habitation’ under DPA. Product liability/property damage/recovery claims including damage caused by defective products, fires, floods, tree roots, heave, explosions and vibrations. Particular expertise and experience of claims on insurance policies in respect of property damage. Notable cases include: CT Civil Engineering Ltd v Ascot Environmental Ltd (TCC). Acted for claimants in action arising from representation of ground conditions for tunnelling/pipejacking. Action settled. George and George v Ministry of Defence (High Court, QBD, 2008) Acted for claimants in property damage claim against MOD. He is on the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Arbitration Panel. He is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration. He also advises and appears in court on appeals from arbitration awards: see, for example, Crest Nicholson (Eastern) Ltd v Mr and Mrs Western [2008].


FCIArb 2000; Chartered Arbitrator 2004; TECBAR accredited adjudicator.


Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) committee member (2000-07); London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA); Professional Negligence Bar Association; TECBAR; Western Circuit; Personal Injuries Bar Association; Bar Council Education and Training Committee (2004-05); Bar Standards Board Rules/Standards Committee (2006 to date); Gray’s Inn Advocacy Trainer Grade A Trainer.


BA LLB (First Class Hons); Oxford University (BCL); FCIArb.


Cricket, tennis, swimming, travel.

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