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Civil litigation

The civil litigation team represents a wide variety of private clients, ranging from high-net-worth individuals to small and medium enterprises.

The team acts for both claimants and defendants in a variety of disputes including high-value construction disputes, landlord and tenant matters (including possession), professional negligence claims, commercial contract disputes and commercial property disputes (including dilapidations, nuisance and boundary disputes). They also provide insurance policy coverage advice.

The team has significant trial expertise as well as experience of arbitration, adjudication, mediation and claims in tribunals such as the property tribunal.


At Markel Law, our teams have experience in specific disciplines and will be with you every step of the way to guide you through the process.
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Meet them team

The team has significant trial expertise as well as experience of arbitration, adjudication, property tribunal and mediation.

Aadil Amla


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Shazia Aslam


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Chris Burns

Partner and Construction Lead

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Andy Julien


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Melody Phillips

Solicitor Apprentice

Jack Poole


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Sarah Quirie


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Mark Rankin

Partner and Head of Commercial Services & Civil Litigation

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Jody Thomasson



Sourced from Legal 500, 2022
"Our experience of Markel Law was excellent. The service provided was friendly, approachable, understandable and suitably compassionate. At no time have they disappointed or failed to meet expectations."

"The team has excellent experience in insurance professional negligence, in particular in a construction context, with a wide breadth and depth of knowledge."

"Their competence and experience shone through to allow me to feel confident I was getting the best advice possible."