Kiril Waite

Call: 1997
Senior (10+ yrs call)

Legal 500 has described Kiril as “very able”. An “incisive advocate who is never afraid to fight his corner.” “Intellectually very strong and able to deal with complex issues.”
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Expertise
He specialises in large loss and technical claims and is experienced in catastrophic injuries and Fatal Accident Act claims and civil and counter fraud. Kiril is regularly instructed on behalf of national and international insurance companies to handle complex and large loss claims in both personal injury and general insurance, including professional indemnity.

Kiril is a formidable advocate, who adopts a collaborative approach when working as part of a litigation team in order to achieve the optimum outcome for the client. He is known for his attention to detail and strategic thinking and gives clear and pragmatic advice to his professional and lay clients. He is in demand from leading insurers and solicitors for his outstanding advocacy skills, in particular in cross-examination, and his robust approach to litigation. He has extensive experience of representing clients in ADR models.

Kiril played an integral role in the development of the current law on credit hire litigation and civil insurance fraud and appeared in a number of leading cases in the field which form the foundation of the law in this area.

Kiril also has extensive experience of representing international clients in large commercial disputes.
Education

  • LLB (Hons) – University of London

  • BVC – Inns of Court School of Law

Recent cases
Cassley -v- GMP Securities LLP & Sundance Ltd [2015] EWHC 722 (QB), [2016] EWCA Civ 711

Areas of law: aviation, corporate & employer’s liability, fatal accident, travel.

The court considered the standard of care to be exercised by an employer whose members of staff were engaged in overseas travel organised by a third party.

Tarbs Europe SA v Republic of Macedonia, Makedonska Radio Televizija [2012] EWHC 1691 (Comm)

Areas of Law: contractual and commercial fraud  

Dispute involving €80 million relating to the creation of a telecommunications centre in Macedonia and the international broadcasting of its state television programme between a Greek satellite television company and, amongst others, the Macedonian state broadcaster

Hadlow v Peterborough City Council [2011] EWCA Civ 1329

Areas of law: public authority, employers liability

The court considered whether an employer was under a duty to protect from harm that occurred in an unlikely and unforeseeable way.

Bent v Highways & Utilities Construction Ltd, Allianz Insurance Plc [2010] EWCA Civ 292 (Bent No.1)

Areas of law: insurance, credit hire, valuation

Seminal case on the treatment and valuation of basic hire rate evidence in credit hire litigation, leading to the current law in this area.

Craner v Dorset County Council [2008] EWCA Civ 1323; [2009] I.C.R. 563; [2009] P.I.Q.R. P10; [2008] N.P.C. 134; Times, February 27, 2009

Areas of law: health & safety, public authority, employers liability

The court considered the statutory construction of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare at Work) Regulations 1992, in particular reg. 12

Evans v TNT [2007] Lloyd's Rep. I.R. 708

Areas of law: insurance, credit hire

Mitigation of loss and the consequences thereof in circumstances where an innocent motorist fails to accept an insurer’s offer to provide a substitute vehicle at no cost to himself.
Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 Rankings
Legal 500 has described Kiril as “very able”. An “incisive advocate who is never afraid to fight his corner.” “Intellectually very strong and able to deal with complex issues.”
Memberships

  • Personal Injury Bar Association

  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

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