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Neil Hext

Call: 1995

Neil specialises in Commercial Law, Insurance/Reinsurance, and Professional Negligence. He is listed as a leading junior in Commercial Dispute Resolution by Chambers & Partners and in Insurance and Reinsurance by the Legal 500. He has been described as a displaying “a mastery of detail, a fundamental grounding in insurance law and a highly professional approach”, and as a “rising star” who “endears himself to clients as a consequence of an alertness to nuance in complex proceedings.” He is recognised “for his outstanding tactical abilities in highly complex insurance matters.”

His practice includes an expertise in urgent interlocutory relief, including freezing injunctions, Norwich Pharmacal orders and Bankers Trust applications, as well as in all aspects of insurance/reinsurance, acting for both insurers and insureds. In the commercial field he focuses particularly on commercial fraud, while in the area of professional negligence his work covers lawyers, insurance brokers, surveyors and accountants.

His reported cases include:

  • Jones v. Environcom Ltd [2010] PNLR 27; [2010] Lloyd’s Rep IR 190
  • Mopani Copper Mines plc v. Millennium Underwriting Ltd [2009] Lloyd’s Rep IR 158
  • Bartoline Ltd v. RSA [2007] Lloyd’s Rep IR 423
  • Lagden v. O’Connor [2004] 1 AC 1067
  • Clark v. Ardington Electrical Services [2003] QB 36

Neil is a member of COMBAR and the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association.

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