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Victor Rae-Reeves

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Victor Rae-Reeves

Victor Rae-Reeves

Consultant

People

Victor Rae-Reeves

Victor Rae-Reeves

Consultant

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Victor Rae-Reeves is a versatile lawyer having acted in a number of contentious areas for over 20 years.  These include construction / engineering, rail, nuclear, health & safety, police and education.  He has been referred to as the "market leader for complex litigation" (Legal 500)

In the UK he has dealt with significant disputes in the Technology and Construction Court, Commercial Court and Crown Court as well as adjudication, arbitration and Judicial Review.  A large proportion of his work is international with disputes all over the world.  As detailed in the "experience" section, he has won leading cases in the areas of liability, construction and insurance policy coverage.  He has also handled some of the landmark rail disasters, such as Ladbroke Grove, Hatfield, Czech derailment and many more in the UK and abroad.  He is recognised as being "excellent on rail disputes" (Legal 500).  He continues to advise on railway issues on a frequent basis. 

Victor also has significant experience of the nuclear sector and was appointed in 2010 to advise the Insurance and Nuclear industry on the handling of large losses and potential catastrophes.

His Health & Safety practice spans many areas including construction, local authorities, education and retail.  He is regularly involved in the immediate aftermath of serious incidents and then deals with all steps of the investigation and prosecution up to the criminal court of appeal. 

Victor is a regular lecturer at the University of Madrid and University of Barcelona on the Masters programme and also delivers many lectures and seminars to industry professionals. 

Experience
  • BRIT UW Ltd v F & B Trenchless Solutions Ltd (2015) [2015] EWHC 2237 (Comm) QBD (Comm) (Carr J) 31/07/2015
  • Aspen Insurance UK Ltd v Adana Construction Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 176 CA (Civ Div) (Gloster LJ, Christopher Clarke LJ, Vos LJ) 05/03/2015
  • Regina v Costain Limited and Attleys [2014]
  • Greenwich Millennium Village Ltd v Essex Electrical, HS Environmental & Ors [2013] EWHC 3059 (TCC) and (2013) 151 Con LR 1 No. 1
  • Greenwich Millennium Village Ltd v Essex Services Group (and Others) (Costs) [2014] EWHC 1099 (TCC) No. 2
  • Greenwich Millennium Village Ltd v Essex Services Group (and Others) [2014] EWCA Civ 960 CA (Civ Div) No. 3
  • Aspen Insurance (UK) Ltd v Adana Construction Limited [2013] EWHC 1568 (Comm)
  • Linklaters v Sir Robert McAlpline Limited and others [2010] EWHC 3123 (TCC)
  • Madonna Stage Collapse, Marseille, France, 2009
  • Czech train disaster August 2008
  • Aspen Insurance UK Ltd, Brit Insurance Holdings Ltd, D. A. Constable Syndicate 386 v Pectel Ltd [2008] EWHC 2804
  • R v Costain & Norwest Holst [2008] EWCA Crim 1223.
  • Briggs & Forrester Electrical Ltd v Southfield School for Girls & Anor, Court of Appeal - Technology and Construction Court, July 20, 2005, [2005] EWHC 1734 (TCC)=
  • Pleural Plaques test litigation (Grieves & 9 Ors v FT Everard & Sons & British Uralite Plc & 9 Ors- (2005) EWHC 88 (QB)
  • Bolton MBC v Municipal Mutual [2006] EWCA Civ 50 Lloyd's Rep I.R.15.
  • Hurricane Katrina for UK reinsurers
  • Ladbroke Grove derailment (2000)
  • Hatfield derailment (1999)
  • R v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester ex parte Coghlan (judicial review) (2004) EWHC 2801 (admin)
  • X&Y v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester (2004) EWHC 764 (QB)

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Expertise

Victor is renowned for being “a market leader for complex litigation”(Legal 500) and handles a wide range of disputes both in the UK and internationally.

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