Hardwicke is recommended by Chambers UK as a leading chambers for Property Damage work which notes that the Construction Team “offers considerable strength across a wide range of property damage cases“. The team is also “noted [for its] strength in insurance-related construction disputes” (Chambers and Partners) and its practitioners, recommended as Tier 1 specialists (Legal 500), advise and litigate on behalf of insurers and insureds in relation to flood, fire, subsidence and other Property Damage matters.
Practitioners are able to call on their Construction expertise as well as their knowledge of All Risks insurance matters when dealing with specified perils. This breadth of experience gives the Team a complete approach to Property Damage.
We are regularly instructed in both domestic and international infrastructure projects with a Property Damage element. Of late, practitioners have been involved in a dispute over the design of shoreline protection facilities at a power plant damaged by a severe cyclone, one of the largest ever fire disasters at a construction site in the United Kingdom, the collapse of a tunnel at Heathrow Terminal 5, the explosion of an industrial roller, as well as high value domestic disputes.