Nicholas Cobill

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Nicholas appears for and advises Policyholders and Insurers in disputes arising from contracts of insurance.
He is an experienced trial advocate who appears regularly in multi track proceedings in the High Court and County Court. He advises on risk and dispute avoidance, and where proceedings are necessary, he deals with all stages, from devising strategy at the outset, to appearing in interim applications, trials and appeals
His experience includes:
- Acting for the Policyholder in its claim for loss of profits arising from the closure of its restaurant due to trading restrictions arising from Covid-19;
- Acting for the Insurer in a claim where its Insured was co-defendant in a multi-million GBP claim arising from a fire at a residential property;
- Representing the Policyholder in a professional negligence claim against its Broker for failure to obtain suitable insurance cover;
- Representing a global Insurer defending a multi-million GBP claim at mediation involving multiple defendants and competing causes of action.
Client care
Prior to joining No5 Chambers in March 2011, Nicholas was a senior associate in the commercial litigation team at Wragge and Co LLP (now Gowling WLG (UK) LLP). He also led the firm’s advocacy team. He dealt with a broad range of commercial disputes including high value insurance litigation.
Other
Represented Middle Temple at the World Universities Debating Championship in Toronto 2001
BVC: Inns of Court School of Law – Very Competent
Recommendations
“Incredibly approachable and accessible to both instructing solicitors and clients. Very strong commercial grasp and works hard with clients to help them achieve the best commercial outcome for them and their business.”
Legal 500, 2022
Notable Cases
Jonathan Digby-Rogers v Speechly Bircham LLP [2019] EWHC 1568 (Ch)
Henderson and Jones Ltd v Alex Tsimboykas and Claire Tsimboykas [2018] EWHC 1493
(1) John Micheal (2) Pauline Wendy Micheal (3) Havering Radio Cars UK Ltd v (1) Gary Anthony Phillips (2) A1 Group (UK) Ltd (3) Lynn Phillips [2017] EWHC 142 (QB)
(1) Cumbria Waste Management Ltd (2) Lakeland Waste Management Ltd v Baines Wilson (a firm) [2008] EWHC 768 (QB)
Memberships
Chancery Bar Association
Midlands Chancery and Commercial Bar Association
Middle Temple