Jeffrey Terry

Jeffrey Terry


36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Gary Young (Principal)
Harry Young


"He is extremely thorough and his preparation and presentation in court is second to none. He is unflappable and able to instil the utmost confidence in clients."

Chambers UK


Jeffrey has long experience as a chancery and commercial practitioner in both London and Manchester. His work spans particularly the Chancery Division, Commercial and Mercantile Court and Technology & Construction Court. He is also an Arbitrator, having received the President’s Prize from Lord Mustill for achieving the highest mark in the Award Writing Paper in the final Fellowship Examinations of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1996. He is also a CEDR Accredited Mediator.

Year of call: 1976

Areas of Expertise



Jeffrey has particular experience of complex unfair prejudice petitions and partnership dissolution actions and also undertakes work in the fields of wills, probate and Inheritance. Jeffrey first broke the mould for claims by adult children in Re Hancock.

Significant Reported Cases

Airways Aero v Wycombe DC [2010] EWHC 1654 (Ch), 1774 (Ch), [2010] All ER (D) 132, ChD, construction of business lease, rent review, estoppel.

Baynes v Hedger [2009] EWCA Civ 374, [2009] 2 FLR 767, [2009] Fam Law 66611 ITELR 987, CA, Inheritance Act, civil partners, assumption of responsibility.

Re T&N (No 3) [2007] 1 BCLC 563, ChD, scheme of arrangement, compromise with creditors arising from settlement by insurers of asbestos related claims

Meakes v Meakes [2004] All ER (D) 391, ChD, wills, construction, testamentary intention

Re PNC Telecom [2003] All ER (D) 56, ChD, companies, insolvency, inquiry into dealings, disclosure

Unchained Growth v Granby Village [2000] 1 WLR 739, CA, lease, set off, Unfair Contract Terms

Rodgers v Norglen [2000] All ER (D) 2409, ChD, sale of land, fraudulent misrepresentation, specific performance

National Trust v Royal Nation Institute for the Blind & Os [1999] All ER (D) 81, ChD, wills, testamentary intention, attestation, Wills Act 1837, s9

Re Hancock [1998] 2 FLR 346, CA, Inheritance Act, adult children

Jones v Roberts [1995] 2 FLR 422, ChD, wills, forfeiture rule, beneficiary convicted of manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility

Muir Group Housing Association v Thornley [1993] 1 EGLR 51, CA, housing, right to buy

Re Druce & Co [1993] BCLC 964, ChD, winding up petition, application to restrain by injunction, setting aside, costs



Jeffrey has huge experience in commercial cases, with a particular speciality in insurance work of all kinds from policy coverage issues to both taking and defending subrogated claims of various kinds. He has very particular experience of fire cases.

Significant Reported Cases

Cleightonhills v Bembridge Marine [2012] EWHC 3449 (TCC), [2013] CILL 3289, TCC, construction contracts, design defects, duty of care to third parties.

British Waterways v Royal & Sun Alliance [2012] EWHC 460 (Comm), [2012] Lloyds Rep IR 562Comm Ct, liability insurance, exclusion clauses in policy, policy coverage for fatal accident in canal.

City & General (Holborn) v Royal & Sun Alliance 131 Con LR 1, CA, civil procedure.

Allen Fabrications v ASD [2012] EWHC 2213 (TCC), Contracts of sale, exclusion and limitation clauses, Unfair Contract Terms Act.

Lambert v Barratt Homes [2010] EWCA Civ 681, [2010] BLR 527, [2010] 2 EGLR 59, [2010] Env LR D8CA, liability of developer and local authority for flooding arising from housing estate development, foreseeability, land drainage, indemnity clauses

Brinks Global v Igrox [2010] EWCA Civ 1207, [2011] IRLR 343, CA, vicarious liability for theft at container port.

Parker v Mowlem [2008] All ER (D) 155, CA, insurance, condition precedent, costs of preliminary issue;

Ansari v New India Insurance [2009] Lloyds Rep IR 562, CA, fire insurance, non-disclosure, material changes of fact

Tonkin v UK Insurance [2006] EWHC 1120 (TCC), [2007] Lloyd’s Rep IR 283, TCC, fire insurance, reinstatement, delay & [2006] EWHC 1185 (TCC), conduct, indemnity costs

T&N, in Administration v Royal & Sun Alliance [2003] EWHC 1016 (Ch), [2004] Lloyds Rep IR 106, [2003] 2 All ER (Comm) 939, ChD, liability insurance, policy coverage for mesothelioma and asbestosis, exclusion clauses, insolvency

Royal & Sun Alliance v T&N, in Administration [2002] EWCA Civ 1964, [2003] PIQR P26, CA, insurance, case management, preliminary issues, disclosure, discretion

Gould v Transco [2001] All ER (D) 49, ChD, contract construction, laying of gas pipeline through waste tip in proximity to area of special scientific interest

Universities Superannuation Scheme v Royal Insurance [2000] Lloyds Rep IR 524, [2001] 1 All ER (Comm) 266, Comm Ct, fidelity insurance, limitation, policy construction

Transthene v Royal Ins [1996] LRLR 32, Merc. Ct, fire insurance, waste warranty, arson, fraudulent exaggeration of claim

Co-Op Bank v Tipper [1996] 4 All ER 366, ChD, guarantee, misdescription, alteration in pencil, rectification

Bank of Baroda v Reyarel [1995] 2 FLR 376, CA, guarantee, charge against family property, undue influence

Slaughter v Brewer [1990] ICR 730, EAT, employment, dismissal for capacity, contributory fault, reasons for judgment

Ackerman v Protim [1988] 2 EGLR 259, CA, guarantee, construction

Professional Negligence

Professional Negligence

Jeffrey has experience of all forms of professional negligence claims, , with the exception of clinical negligence, particularly solicitors’ negligence cases.

Significant Reported Cases

Cleightonhills v Bembridge Marine [2012] EWHC 3449 (TCC); [2013] CILL 3289, TCC, liability of various construction professionals for failure of marine platform.

ACD v Overall 140 Con LR 82, TCC, landscape architect, responsibility for failure of planning application

Marshall v Allotts [2004] EWHC 1964 (QB), [2005] PNLR11, alleged professional negligence, pre-action disclosure



Northern Chancery Bar Association

Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association

Bar European Group

Professional Negligence Bar Association


Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies

CEDR Accredited Mediator



Jeffrey has written a number of articles and presented papers on legal topics in the UK, Canada and the USA



MA (Business Law), with Distinction


CEDR Accredited Mediator



Chambers UK 2019

"A calm and measured advocate" who is "very experienced and very thorough."

Legal 500 2019

"A very safe pair of hands."

Chambers UK 2018

"Jeff Terry is a very technically sound lawyer who reads the client well and gives them what they want."

Legal 500 2018

‘A very systematic barrister, who shows great attention to detail.’

Chambers UK 2017

"He possesses major experience and knowledge." "He is really good to work with. He really understood the issues and concerns we had."

Legal 500 2017

‘He has an authoritative advocacy style and is well liked by clients.’

Chambers UK 2016

"He is extremely thorough and his preparation and presentation in court is second to none. He is unflappable and able to instil the utmost confidence in clients."


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