Professional practice

Mark Templeman appears regularly as an advocate in international arbitration, the Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal, and has also appeared in the Privy Council. His areas of practice include insurance and reinsurance (marine and non-marine), shipping, arbitration, banking, commercial fraud, commodities, sale of goods and letter of credit disputes. He is a CEDR accredited mediator. Although practising primarily in London, he has also appeared in court or in international arbitrations in New York, Singapore, Bermuda, Rotterdam and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

He is an editor of the 17th (2008) and 18th (2013) editions of Arnould: Law of Marine Insurance and Average.

 

What Others Say

Great attention to detail, sound and reliable, with a profound knowledge of the law.’ – The Legal 500 UK Bar 2019: Insurance & Reinsurance

“A brilliant insurance lawyer, renowned for his superb work on both marine and non-marine insurance matters.” Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar Insurance & Reinsurance 2018

Mark Templeman QC is a “highly experienced and assured silk”, who has a respected practice in both marine and non-marine insurance.” Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2015

Arbitration & related court applications

Numerous arbitrations of all types as Counsel, including insurance and reinsurance, shipping, sale of goods, and commodities; both ad hoc, and pursuant to the rules of various bodies including LCIA, ICC, ARIAS, LME and AAA. Appointed as arbitrator in various ad hoc arbitrations (insurance and reinsurance and other disputes).

Banking & financial services

Experience of numerous LoC/finance disputes, particularly between issuing, confirming, negotiating and accepting banks, involving various additions of the UCP.

Insurance & reinsurance

Experience of disputes involving most classes of marine and non-marine insurance and reinsurance including aviation, CAR/EAR, cargo, hull (including TLO), liability (including P&I), political risk, professional indemnity, property/casualty, personal accident/WCC, KR, satellite, rig and XL (including LMX and PA spiral). Acted in a number of disputes on the “Bermuda” form. Experience of finite risk/ART arrangements.

International trade, transport & commodities

Experience of sale/supply disputes involving numerous commodities including oil and gas, metals (physical and warranties), grains and sugar.

Offshore litigation

Experience of rig building and conversion disputes, and associated finance and security transactions.

Shipping & admiralty

Experience of charterparty and bill of lading disputes, ship sale and purchase, shipbuilding and repair, ship finance, limitation of liability, and average.

Career

2004    Accredited Mediator, CEDR

2003    Silk

1981    Call: Middle Temple

Education

1983    MA, Keble College, Oxford

1980    BCL, Keble College, Oxford

1979    BA, Keble College, Oxford

Awards

1979     Harmsworth Entrance Exhibition, Middle Temple

1976   College Open Exhibition, Keble College, Oxford