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Toby specialises in commercial and insurance disputes, product liability, professional liability, medico-legal matters, and cyber risks. Cases are often of a scientific or technical nature.
  • MA (Cambridge University)
  • Diploma in Law (University of Westminster)
  • Admitted to Bar of England and Wales (1992)
  • ADR Group accredited mediator (UK, 2004)
  • LEADR accredited mediator (New Zealand, 2005)
  • Dispute Board Federation accredited dispute board member and professional mediator (2009)
  • Admitted to New Zealand Bar (2013)
  • Recognised by Technology and Construction Bar Association as a mediator and dispute board member (UK, 2011)
  • New Zealand:
    • New Zealand Bar Association
    • New Zealand Medico-Legal Society
    • New Zealand Insurance Law Association
  • UK:
    • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association
    • Personal Injury Bar Association
    • Professional Negligence Bar Association
    • Technology & Construction Bar Association
  • Former contributing editor of Emden’s Construction Law (co-author of chapter on general constraints on building operations).
  • Delivered continuing professional development courses for solicitors on civil procedure, commercial law, developments in personal injury law, defective premises, chronic fatigue syndrome, clinical negligence, pleading defences, product liability.
  • Seminar to LEADR (New Zealand) on costs sanctions arising from a refusal to attempt mediation.
  • Seminars and article for The Forum of Insurance Lawyers (UK): ‘Does s.1 of the Compensation Act 2006 protect beneficial activities?’, 2010
  • Seminars to government lawyers, in-house counsel and senior executive/managers on subjects including legal professional privilege, health and safety law, reparation orders, cyber risks, mediation advocacy.
  • Seminar to Health Law Committee of the New Zealand Law Society, on the effect of ‘top up’ reparation orders introduced by Sentencing Amendment Act 2014.
  • Devised and then edited Cover to Cover, a quarterly magazine for the insurance industry, 2014-2017.
  • Delivered continuing professional development courses for solicitors on civil procedure, commercial law, developments in personal injury law, defective premises, chronic fatigue syndrome, clinical negligence, pleading defences, product liability.
  • Member of expert panels on cyber risks, for the National Cyber Policy Office’s national Cyber Security Summit in 2016, and for industry events run by the Insurance Council of New Zealand.

Appeared in:

UNITED KINGDOM

  • Court of Appeal
  • High Court
    • Queen’s Bench Division
    • Chancery Division
    • Technology and Construction Court
    • Commercial Court
  • County Courts

NEW ZEALAND

  • Court of Appeal
  • High Court
  • District Courts
  • Real Estate Agents Tribunal

Mediations and settlement meetings

 

  • Pro bono / charity: Chair of trustees, Porters’ Progress UK (2007-2012).
  • Director and vice-chair of the Lambeth Law Centre (2004).
  • Member of board of governors, Dulwich Village Church of England Infants School, London (2012-2013)

Selected Cases

Press Clippings

Lambton Chambers, NZ
Crown Office, United Kingdom
Legal 500 UK
Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Inner Temple