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Barney Burton

Director, Global Risk team, Bristol

Barney is an experienced litigation lawyer and a member of DWF's Global Risk team.
Barney Burton


Barney has over 15 years experience of acting for insurers handling complex and financially significant casualty, property and energy related disputes. The majority of Barney's instructions involve liability, quantum and coverage issues caused by, for example, negligent design, breakdown, explosion, fire and flood and have included the alleged negligent design of marine structures and heat transfer plants, the poor operation, breakdown and maintenance of oil platforms, power stations, gas and steam turbines and dredging barges and fire and flood damage suffered by thermal recycling plants, film sets, industrial equipment, production facilities, warehouses and commercial property.  

Barney has significant experience of pursuing litigation before the Technology & Construction and Commercial Courts and has had cases proceeding to the Court of Appeal. He is, however, a keen exponent of NDR and has attended numerous arbitrations and mediations both in the U.K. and overseas.