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Farrell, John
John Farrell
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John Farrell



  • Acted for a consulting engineer in a £28 million dispute brought by the contractor in respect of the design of various works on 34km of highway
  • Acted for Canary Wharf group and their insurers in respect of various claims arising under the project policy
  • Advising adjusters and insurers on the application of CPA conditions in hired plant claims
  • Acted for contractors' all risks (CAR) and project insurers and re-insurers in a series of claims involving flood and/or water damage caused by defective design and/or workmanship in water service and then advising on subrogated proceedings
  • Acting for a contractor and their insurers in respect of a dispute arising from the construction of a floor slab
  • Acted for product liability insurers in a claim relating to the use of a proprietary product used in formwork on the largest infrastructure project in London
  • Acting for insurers, reinsurers and contractors in respect of flood and property damage claims and/or issue subrogated proceedings
  • Acting for insurers and public authorities defending defamation claims
  • Acting for CAR insurers in respect of claims arising from a defective product incorporated into a light rail system and advising on subrogation proceedings against the supplier/manufacturer
  • Defending engineers and other construction professionals and their insurers in respect of substantial professional indemnity claims relating to construction and engineering projects
  • Insurance and reinsurance coverage and policy disputes (CAR/EAR, machinery breakdown, energy and professional indemnity)
  • Significant experience in alternative dispute resolution including early neutral evaluation and mediation
  • 1994 - Diploma in EU Law

Significant reported cases

  • Holbeck Hall Hotel & Another v Scarborough Borough Council (2000)
  • Saad Al Fagih v HH Saudi Research & Marketing (UK) Ltd (2001)
  • Economic Insurance Company Ltd v Assitalia SpA Cork Bays and Fisher (1996) (unreported)


  • Adjusters
  • Civil engineering contractors
  • Civil engineering consultants
  • Engineering manufacturers
  • Employers
  • Insurers and reinsurers
  • Professional indemnity insurers
  • Public authorities


  • Regularly contributes articles to industry press including Insurance Post, Insurance Day and The Journal
  • Lectures to both insurers and reinsurers on CAR coverage, product liability and cyber risks


  • American Bar Association
  • British Insurance Law Association
  • Forum of Insurance Lawyers
  • The City of London Law Society Working Party on Insurance Contract Law Reform
  • The Chartered Insurance Institute of London