Christopher Symons specialises in insurance/reinsurance and professional negligence work but also practises in general commercial and common law work, financial/banking disputes, aviation, pensions and environmental law. He has considerable experience in acting both as an advocate and arbitrator in domestic and international arbitration. He also has experience acting as a mediator. He is a member of the Irish, Northern Ireland, Gibraltar and Brunei Bars.
Commercial and common law work. Insurance and reinsurance, including Lloyd's acting for and against insurers and reinsurers. Actions by and against brokers and intermediaries. Professional negligence, in particular accountants, solicitors, barristers, surveyors/valuers, architects/engineers. Professional disciplinary hearings. Financial/Banking disputes. Regulatory work. Construction. Aviation. Environmental law.
Domestic and International Arbitration as Arbitrator and Counsel.
Regularly appointed as arbitrator or chairman in domestic and international arbitration disputes involving insurance, reinsurance, commercial contractual disputes and financial matters.
Include the major insurance and reinsurance companies, Lloyd's syndicates and insureds, insurance brokers, accountants, solicitors, barristers, valuers, engineers and other professionals and their insurers. Banks and financial institutions. Major corporations. Financial Services Authority. Local Authorities etc.
- Deputy High Court Judge
- Member of the Bars of Northern Ireland, Ireland, Gibraltar and Brunei
- Formerly Junior Counsel to the Crown (Common Law)