Dr Digby Jess retires from the Bar

April 2, 2019

Members of Chambers and staff extend their best wishes to Dr Digby Jess on his retirement from the Bar.

Digby was called to the Bar in 1978 and has specialised for most of his career within the areas of insurance law, professional negligence, and construction law. He was involved with arbitration for over 35 years, particularly since qualifying as a Chartered Arbitrator in 1999. He is also a past Chairman of the North West Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Digby authored several successful practitioner textbooks on insurance law throughout the course of his practice, the first, on professional negligence insurance, was published by Butterworths in 1982, and his last, the 4th edition of his “The Insurance of Commercial Risks: Law and Practice”, was published by Sweet & Maxwell in 2011. Digby also pursued his interest in insurance law by completing a Master of Laws and then a Ph.D. at Manchester University, both by part-time research.

Digby will be greatly missed and we wish him well in his retirement.