Carl is a commercial litigator with particular expertise and experience in disputes involving insurance, professional liability, classic and super cars (including motorsports), property damage and costs. He is also a formally accredited mediator and acts as an arbitrator.
Carl is recommended as a leading junior in the fields of both insurance and professional negligence by Chambers & Partners 2018 having been described in the following terms:
“A really good choice for complex insurance litigation”
“Approachable, friendly and incredibly helpful on complex cases. His advice is very clear and he is great with clients.”
“super-intelligent with great interpersonal skills”
“At trial, he is well mannered and entirely unflappable. His performance is exemplary.”
“Go-to junior for professional indemnity”
“Very user-friendly and good on tactics”
“He has an intelligent, measured approach and a calm manner that clients find reassuring.”
“Gives clear reasoning and exudes charm and confidence.”
“Gives good robust advice, sticks to his guns, and is very thorough and very helpful”
“He’s extremely approachable and a very charming individual who has a good touch with clients”
“Tremendous experience dealing with property-related professional negligence matters”
“He is very good at drafting and very good on his feet”
“A popular choice with clients and good in difficult situations. He’s good at putting people at ease and getting the best out of them.”
Carl is also ranked in the 2018 Legal 500 and has been described as follows:
“he exudes a confidence and charm, which puts clients at ease”
“an accomplished advocate”
Carl provides a service of the very highest quality and practical commercial solutions to even the most difficult or intractable of problems. He is always customer focused, user-friendly and responsive with a keen grasp of all relevant detail.
Carl read law before finishing sixth on the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law winning the Stephen Seabrooke Memorial Prize, the Everard Ver Heyden Foundation Prize and the Buchanan Prize as well as being awarded the Wolfson Scholarship by Lincoln’s Inn. Before joining chambers in 2003 Carl taught law to undergraduates at the University of Reading.