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Practice Area CVs:
Year of Call: 1976
Commercial & Chancery litigation
Commercial contracts, including sale & carriage of goods, agency, distributorship agreements, share and assets sales & warranty claims
Professional negligence in all fields except clinical negligence
Company Law, including minority shareholder disputes and directors' duties
Wills, Probate and Inheritance claims
Arbitration & Mediation
Jeffrey has a wide range of experience in the specialist courts nationwide including in the Mercantile, Commercial, and Technology & Construction Courts and the Chancery Division and has appeared in many reported cases over the past 25 years. He also acts as both Arbitrator and Mediator having become a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1996 and a CEDR Accredited Mediator in 1997.
Jeffrey has acted for many major clients in substantial disputes including a number of insurance companies, banks, local and education authorities, police and fire authorities, major national companies such as British Nuclear Fuels and Transco, the National Trust, the Landmark Trust, Manchester Airport, and professional football and rugby clubs in addition to many other corporate and private clients.
Baynes v Hedger & Others  2 FLR 1805 High Court of Justice Chancery Division (Trusts)
Ansari v New India Insurance  EWHC 243 (Ch), ChD Manchester (Insurance / distinction between material facts and change of risk clauses)
Marshall v Allotts  PNLR 11, ChD, Leeds (Professional negligence, share sale valuation, pre-action disclosure)
T&N Ltd (In Administration) v Royal & Sun Alliance plc  2 All ER (Comm) 939 ChD, London (Insurance - Scope of Exclusion of Asbestos Related Claims - Employers Liability Insurance - Third Party Rights Against Insurers)
Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd v Royal Ins (UK) Ltd  1 All ER (Comm) 266, Commercial Court, London (Insurance - Fidelity Policy - Limitation)
Unchained Growth PLC III v Granby Village (Manchester) Management Co Ltd  1 WLR 739, Court of Appeal ( commercial property/fair trading/rent/set off)
AS Screenprint v British Reserve Ins  Lloyds Rep IR 430, Court of Appeal (Insurance - Product Liability - Scope of Insuring Clause - Loss of Profits)
HFI GmbH v McKechnie PLC  1 CL 63, QBD, Birmingham (Civil Procedure / Unless Orders)
The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest and Natural Beauty v Royal National Institute for the Blind, Imperial Cancer Research Fund and National Kidney Research Fund  5 CL 566, ChD, London (wills/presumption of due execution)
Snapes v Aram, Re Hancock  2 FLR 346, Court of Appeal (inheritance, family provision/adult child)
D Gokal & Co (HK) Ltd v Rippleworth Ltd  1 CLY 370 Mercantile Court, Manchester (bills of exchange/s62 Bills of Exchange Act 1882)
Bennett Properties v H&S Engineering  2 CLY 3683 (commercial property/tenancy from year to year)
Sheil v St Helens MBC  1 CLY 3266, ChD, Leeds (commercial property/ intention to demolish or reconstruct/ LTA 1954)
Co-Operative Bank plc v Tipper  4 All ER 366, ChD, Manchester (guarantees / banking/effect of pencil alteration to guarantee)
Transthene v Royal Insurance  LRLR 32 Mercantile Court, Manchester (insurance / fraud)
Bank of Baroda v Reyarel  2 FLR 376, Court of Appeal (banking/undue influence)
Jones v Roberts  2 FLR 422, ChD, Liverpool (manslaughter due to diminished responsibility of beneficiary/ application of forfeiture rule)
Ackerman v Protim Services  2 EGLR 259, Court of Appeal (guarantees/construction).
Carlton v Halestrap  4 BCC 538, ChD, London (company/cautions/freezing orders)
Re Windward Islands  BCLC 293, Companies Court, London (company/meetings)
Lal v Nakum (1982) HLR 1, Court of Appeal (landlord & tenant/housing/Rent Acts).
Lectures And Articles:
Jeffrey has written a number of articles, contributed a chapter of a book on UK Arbitration published in the USA by the American Bar Association on the theme "Arbitration in the 21st Century", and presented papers on a range of topics in England, the USA and Canada.
Arbitration and ADR
"The English Arbitration Act 1996", (Paper for the New York Bar and American Bar Associations Joint Meeting on "Arbitration: Preparing for the 21st Century", New York, 1998);
Arbitration Act 1996 and ADR (Law Society - NW Commerce and Industry Group, 1998);
"ADR" (Institute of Directors, 1998)
"Section 9 of the Arbitration Act 1996" (8 King Street Seminar, 2002)
"Lis Pendens Provisions of the Brussels Convention and Anti-Suit Injunctions"  11 Amicus Curiae 21;
"Service Out of the Jurisdiction Under the Brussels Convention" (Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association Paper, 1998);
"The Economic Resolution of Commercial Disputes" (Institute of Directors, 1998)
Loss of Chance in Professional Negligence Cases (Law Society, 2006)
"Directors' Duties" (Law Society Commerce & Industry Group, 2001)
"Global Exposures - Are Directors and Officers Covered?" (American Bar Association Paper, Toronto, 1998);
"Shares Buy-Back & Financial Assistance" (Manchester University Centre for Law and Business Paper, 1998);
Insider Dealing (Seminar for Stockbrokers, 1997).
Landlord's Intention To Demolish and Reconstruct Under the 1954 Act  1 RRLR 13;
Party Walls Act 1996 (Manchester University Centre for Law and Business Paper, 1997)
Succession / Probate / Inheritance
Family Provision, Claims By Adult Children  1 Trusts & Estates Law Journal 10;
The Law After Snapes v Aram  12 Amicus Curiae 28
Testamentary Capacity: What is Required from the Expert Witness, Seminar for Forensic Psychiatrists, 2006.
Jeffrey has been repeatedly recommended as a leader at the Bar for both Chancery and Commercial work many years. Recent recommendations include:
Chambers UK (2013):
Jeffrey Terry is praised as being "thorough and diligent." He has recently acted in unfair prejudice petitions, breach of fiduciary duties cases, and partnership disputes.
Jeffrey Terry is "thorough, hard-working, diligent and unflappable." He is "just what you need when you get ten boxes of lever arch files delivered to you," say sources. He has particular expertise in insurance-related disputes.
Legal 500 (2012): Jeffrey Terry "has a broad Commercial and Chancery practice."
Chambers UK (2012):
"is an all-rounder and is described as "impressive in conference, in written advice and good on his feet." His broad practice takes in all manner of litigious and non-contentious commercial work, and he is especially well regarded for professional negligence issues."
""is simply excellent." He possesses a broad range of expertise in dealing with chancery and commercial dispute"
Legal 500 2011: "intellectually rigorous, invariably thorough and unflappable under pressure"
Legal 500 2010: "Jeffrey Terry is attentive to detail but never loses sight of the bigger picture".
Chambers UK (2010): Jeffrey Terry maintains a broad practice and "is more than capable of outflanking opponents."
He demonstrates "a great crasp of the issues" and is well placed to handle mediation and arbitration work.
Chambers (2009): Jeffrey Terry has a broad-based chancery practice. He is described as "a solid performer who is popular with clients."
Formally of 8 King Street, Jeffrey Terry is noted for his wide-ranging commercial practice covering insurance, banking and company matters. Commentators praise his "thorough approach and excellent judgment."
Chambers (2008) : "Very thorough and extremely able... has absolutely no qualms about coming up against silks... possesses vast experience of commercial cases involving insurance, banking and company issues. He is also an accredited mediator"
Chambers (2007) : "divides his time between traditional chancery and commercial matters.. focused on company insolvency and partnership disputes ...has a particular focus on insurance disputes ...a senior practitioner with a strong local reputation"
Legal 500 (2009): " is recommended for insurance disputes".
Legal 500 (2007) : "a quality litigator, and latterly mediator"
Founder Member of the Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association (nccba).
Member of the Northern Chancery Bar Association;
Member of the Association of Northern Mediators
Member of North West Mediation Solutions
Mediator Member of CEDR (Centre for Dispute Resolution);
Member of the Bar European Group;
Member of COMBAR
Member of the Professional Negligence Bar Association.
Career & Education
King's College London: LLP (Hons)
Called to the Bar: Lincoln's Inn, 1976
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 1996
Master's Degree, Distinction in Business Law (1981)
Chambers, Manchester and Lamb Chambers, London 1989 - Kings Chambers
Manchester and Lamb Chambers, London 2008 -