Hardwicke is recommended by Chambers UK as a leading chambers for Property Damage work which notes that the Construction Team “represents a strong choice for clients seeking expertise across a broad array of complex and high-value property damage disputes“. Our members are “renowned for their impressive handling of major construction and property development matters, including allegations of negligence” (Chambers UK). The team is also “noted [for its] strength in insurance-related construction disputes” and its practitioners, recommended as Tier 1 specialists in this area (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.