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Cheryl Gibson


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
College Square
2 Anchor Road
United Kingdom
Languages English

Cheryl Gibson is a partner in our Disputes team.  She specialises in PI, financial services claims and construction, both CAR and disputes against construction professionals. She also advises on a variety of contentious and non-contentious insurance matters. Cheryl has handled disputes involving brokers, engineers, architects, project managers, surveyors and facilities management professionals, and monitors claims in a variety of jurisdictions.

Cheryl’s experience includes the successful defence of a claim against a firm of surveyors in the Court of Appeal and the defence of the designers of the Wembley Stadium arch and roof. In the financial services sector, Cheryl has defended firms subject to FSA enforcement action, provided advice on dealing with FSA and advised companies involved in a high profile FSA investigation. Cheryl has also advised Lloyd’s on disciplinary actions.

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  • Contributor to the market publication “Insurance Broking Practice and the Law”
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  • LPC, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham 
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“All reas­on­able en­deav­ours” con­sidered by the High Court
A prop­erty de­vel­op­ment com­pany has been awar­ded dam­ages of £13.4 mil­lion after ne­go­ti­ations to de­vel­op an ‘eco-town’ in Ox­ford­shire broke down.  In Brooke Homes (Bicester) Lim­ited v Port­fo­lio Prop­erty...
COV­ID-19 In­sur­ance Im­plic­a­tions
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has ex­trac­ted a ter­rible toll on hu­man life and has caused sig­ni­fic­ant dis­rup­tion to busi­ness and in­vest­ment world­wide. The true eco­nom­ic im­pact of the pan­dem­ic re­mains to be de­term­ined...
Sur­vey­ors act­ing as LPA re­ceiv­ers: no breach of duty found where selling...
A re­cent High Court de­cision con­sidered the duty of Law of Prop­erty Act (LPA) re­ceiv­ers when selling se­cured prop­erty to an as­so­ci­ated com­pany of the cred­it­or. The LPA re­ceiv­ers were chartered sur­vey­ors...
Li­ab­il­ity in­sur­ance: in­surers suc­cess­fully de­fend claim un­der Third Parties...
A re­cent de­cision of the High Court provides a use­ful ex­ample of how the Third Parties (Rights against In­surers) Act 2010 may op­er­ate in cases where third parties bring a claim dir­ectly against a de­fend­ant’s...
Con­struc­tion PI: a re­mind­er of the im­port­ance of es­tab­lish­ing a duty of...
The TCC held in BDW Trad­ing Lim­ited v In­teg­ral Geo­tech­nique (Wales) Lim­ited that a geo­tech­nic­al en­gin­eer did not owe a duty of care to a pur­chaser of a de­vel­op­ment site where the re­port had been pre­pared...
Scope of duty owed by pro­ject mon­it­ors
In a de­cision rel­ev­ant to pro­ject mon­it­ors and sur­vey­ors, and, in­deed, pro­fes­sion­als in gen­er­al, the Court of Ap­peal has con­sidered the scope of a pro­fes­sion­al’s duty of care against the back­drop of...
Sur­vey­or’s PI: caus­a­tion – ap­plic­a­tion of the ‘but for’ test 
In wel­come news for valu­ers and their in­surers, the Su­preme Court has over-turned an un­fa­vour­able judg­ment in the Court of Ap­peal con­cern­ing wheth­er or not an al­legedly neg­li­gent valu­ation was caus­at­ive...
Sur­vey­ors PI: Lim­it­a­tion and Sum­mary Judg­ment in Lender­s' Claims 
The judg­ment in Bridging Loans Lim­ited v Toombs is a wel­come de­cision for valu­ers in sup­port­ing the ad­op­tion of a ro­bust stance when faced with a lender’s over­valu­ation claim which has lim­it­a­tion is­sues. ...
Sur­vey­or­s' PI: Neg­li­gent Over­valu­ations, the Mar­gin of Er­ror and Caus­a­tion
The wave of judg­ments con­cern­ing valu­ers claims (see Sur­vey­ors’ PI: over­valu­ations and con­trib­ut­ory neg­li­gence and Sur­vey­ors’ PI: ap­plic­a­tion of the ‘but for’ test) con­tin­ues with the de­cision...
Fin­an­cial grounds for res­ist­ing ad­ju­dic­a­tion en­force­ment
In the re­cent case of LXB RP (Crown Road) Ltd v Squibb Group Ltd, the Court en­forced an ad­ju­dic­at­or’s de­cision, find­ing no grounds upon which to ex­er­cise its dis­cre­tion and re­fuse en­force­ment of the...
Sur­vey­ors’ PI: over­valu­ations and con­trib­ut­ory neg­li­gence
The mixed bag of re­cent judg­ments for valu­ers (see Sur­vey­ors’ PI: ap­plic­a­tion of the ‘but for’ test and Lender Claims - Bank not en­titled to com­pound in­terest as dam­ages ) con­tin­ues with the latest...
In­sur­ance is­sues: key is­sues for the in­sur­ance mar­ket - Sum­mer 2016
Wel­come to the Sum­mer 2016 edi­tion of In­sur­ance Is­sues, our six-monthly look at key is­sues and de­vel­op­ments af­fect­ing dif­fer­ent areas of busi­ness in the in­sur­ance mar­ket.Af­fect­ing all areas, Brexit...