Ivor Collett

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Year Of Call: 1995

Ivor’s practice covers commercial, professional liability and insurance disputes, with a particular focus on construction professionals and lawyers.  He is heavily involved in cases of impostor fraud and appeared successfully in the recent Court of Appeal case of P&P Property Ltd and Dreamvar (UK) Ltd.  Ivor’s insurance work involves policy wording and coverage issues of notification, non-disclosure, aggregation and Third Parties’ rights. 

Ivor is a TECBAR-accredited Construction Adjudicator. He was involved in development of the Professional Negligence Adjudication Scheme and serves on the working group reviewing the working of the Scheme. Over the last 3 years he has been the most frequently-appointed Adjudicator under the Scheme. 


Recommended as a Leading Junior in the Directories: Chambers & Partners Band 3, Legal 500 Tier 3. Comments have included:

“His straight talking down-to-earth commercial approach means that he doesn’t waste time and he gets straight to the point."

"He is very down-to-earth, approachable, unstuffy and sensible. He can really get on the client's wavelength." 

"Very impressive. He can unravel complex problems and explain things in a way that is very clear and easy to understand."

"Bright, commercial and technically able."

“He provides strong analysis, very fast response times and excellent written work and advocacy.”

"He's very client-friendly and easy to work with. He is good on his feet, confident and would never annoy judges."

"In court he is such a gentleman, but he is also ruthless in a gentle way."








Latest Cases Read more

P&P Property Ltd v Owen White & Catlin LLP and Dreamvar (UK) Ltd v Mishcon de Reya [2018] EWCA Civ 1082.

Professional negligence liabilities in Identity Fraud cases. QC opponents...

Couper v Irwin Mitchell LLP (2018)

ChD professional negligence claim against solicitors and counsel for loss of...

Latest Publications Read more

  • 'Musical Chairs: solicitors' liabilities under the Successor Practice Rules' Switched On, Issue 30, July 2009 (AON Insurance)
  • 'Pittaway and Hammerton: Professional Negligence Cases' (Butterworths, 1998)

Practice Areas


  • Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA)
  • Member of PNBA Executive Committee since 2007
  • TECBAR accredited Construction Adjudicator
  • Adjudicator for Professional Negligence Adjudication Scheme
  • London Common Law and Commerical Bar Association
  • Member of the Bar Council since 2008
  • Assistant Coroner, West London