Insurance and reinsurance litigation inLondonClyde & Co LLP
Clyde & Co LLP fields certainly one of the biggest coverage teams in the market and gives ‘speedy, powerful and pragmatic recommendation’ to multinational enterprises on coverage litigation subjects, along with cases related to Directors’ and Officers’ legal responsibility coverage (D&O), marine, product legal responsibility, economic strains and business interruption policies. The London team often collaborates with the company’s offices worldwide to suggest its roster of UK and global clients on worldwide litigation. Practice lead James Cooper has giant enjoy performing for directors and officials and financial institutions on contentious multijurisdictional subjects. Andrew Grant heads up the uniqueness practice, ‘answer-orientated’ Simon Jackson handles marine and energy insurance work, while Nigel Brook leads the corporation’s reinsurance crew, in addition to the climate change chance exercise. Neil Beresford handles product and environmental legal responsibility matters, and is another key contact inside the crew along Emma Ager, Mark Sutton, Mandip Sagoo, Michelle Crorie and experienced arbitrator and litigator Jane Andrewartha.
Andrew Grant; Simon Jackson; Nigel Brook; Neil Beresford; Emma Ager; Mark Sutton; Mandip Sagoo; Michelle Crorie; Jane Andrewartha; Paul Lowrie; Franco D’AndreaTestimonials
‘Fast, effective and pragmatic advice.’
‘Simon Jackson is person-pleasant and solution-oriented.’
‘Paul Lowrie: Highly professional and empathic. Makes the tough understandable. Gives the proper advice’Kennedys
Kennedys handles a number of the most superb, multijurisdictional coverage and reinsurance disputes in the market, across marine, production and assets damage claims, and is also referred to for advising on complex cases related to fraud. Nick Williams, who heads up the practice, acts on various reinsurance and coverage matters, from financial group litigation to Bermuda Form arbitrations. David Chadwick has particular information within the field of political hazard, and Nick Thomas handles creation, commercial belongings and energy and energy technology claims. Patrick Foss and Chris Zavos bolster the crew’s marine presenting, and John Bruce and Ingrid Hobbs are key contacts.
David Chadwick; Nick Thomas; Patrick Foss; Chris Zavos; John Bruce; Ingrid Hobbs Key clients
LibertyWork highlightsAdvising Protector Insurance, the belongings and liability insurer of Grenfell Tower’s owner and manager, on all prison troubles springing up out of the activities of 14 June 2017.Acting on behalf of a market of insurers and insured in a claim for losses sustained due to a fire on the Ferrybridge C Power Station on 31 July 2014.Acting on behalf of a market of insurers and a first-rate contractor in a declare regarding the structural defects of a care home.CMS
Praised for its ‘intensity, expertise and international presence’, the coverage litigation practice at CMS acts for insurers and reinsurers in claims across the belongings, production, strength, expert negligence and aviation coverage sectors. Practice chief Ed Foss has particular information in coverage dealer liability, even as Simon Garrett makes a speciality of claims against financial institutions, D&O claims and expert indemnity disputes. Simon Kilgour and Alex Denslow are stated as ‘remarkable practitioners with sturdy marketplace acumen and understanding’. Tristan Hall and Alaina Wadsworth, who makes a speciality of healthcare, aviation and professional negligence coverage disputes, are key contacts within the team. The firm reinforced its London marine offering with the addition of David McKie from Kennedys .
Simon Garrett; Simon Kilgour; Alex Denslow; Tristan Hall; Alaina Wadsworth; Cheryl GibsonTestimonials
‘Good, practical and commercially considerate recommendation. A robust consciousness on effective resolutions. The group has a sturdy technical depth allied to a very good knowledge in their clients’ desires. Time is always spent setting up the purchaser’s view of resolution strategy and predicted final results which enables in placing an effective strategy for decision.’
‘Depth, knowledge and international presence.’
‘Simon Kilgour and Alex Denslow – tremendous practitioners with sturdy marketplace acumen and know-how. Very attuned to the customers’ wishes and continually supply clear recommendation that’s each practical and commercially considered.’
‘Collaborative in their technique. Nothing is an excessive amount of problem. CMS endeavour to absolutely apprehend our commercial enterprise that allows you to offer the satisfactory viable purchaser service.’
‘Alex Denslow floats like a butterfly but stings like a bee.’
‘Cheryl Gibson [Bristol] is personable and a satisfaction to work with. She gets amazing effects.’
‘Tristan Hall could be very bright, person friendly and increasingly more a ‘visit’ specialist for complicated D&O matters.Key customers
CNA HardyWork highlightsActing for Lonsdale in court cases in the Commercial Court in opposition to its agents for allegedly failing you purchased appropriate insurance to cover a high profile declare brought in opposition to Harwood in the US.Acting for Marine War Risks insurers in a disputed multi-million dollar insurance declare for the alleged constructive general loss of a tanker following detonation of an explosive tool whilst the vessel changed into at anchor off Fujairah, UAE, in May 2019.Acted for Spire in its a success insurance dispute in opposition to its number one layer insurers, RSA, relating to the alleged scientific negligence and fraud of representative surgeon, Mr Ian Paterson.DAC Beachcroft LLP
DAC Beachcroft LLP handles insurance and reinsurance disputes concerning energy, data protection, production, belongings and expert indemnity rules. Wendy Hopkins has experience in multijurisdictional coverage topics and insurance troubles, even as Nick Young, Christopher Wilkes, Patrick Hill and James Deacon continue to be key contacts within the team. The practice advantages from the knowledge of global head Liam O’Connell, in addition to senior partner Sarah Hennessy. Lucy Dyson left to sign up for RPC .
Nick Young; Christopher Wilkes; Patrick Hill; James Deacon; Sarah Hennessy; Wendy HopkinsDLA Piper
The London-primarily based team at DLA Piper benefits from the company’s ‘worldwide presence’ and the ‘availability of the whole DLA Piper network’ to handle move-border insurance disputes. The exercise has understanding in disputes involving economic traces, aviation, property, creation, power and casualty coverage. Head of the crew Leon Taylor is skilled in acting within the UK courts and has a specific consciousness in global reinsurance contract and aviation coverage disputes. Andrew Symons has information in economic line disputes, even as Rebecca Hopkirk is mentioned for dealing with pass-border insurance subjects and Jane Childs leads the worldwide monetary lines insurance disputes exercise.
Andrew Symons; Rebecca Hopkirk; Jane ChildsTestimonials
‘Very wide know-how, and the availability of the full DLA Piper community inside the background is useful.’
‘Leon Taylor mainly has furnished outstanding guide.’
‘Excellent advice, robust reinsurance revel in. Pragmatic method. Approachable and responsive.’
‘Rebecca Hopkirk – an absolute gem. Very business and extraordinarily responsive.’
‘The flexibility for the group to grow and contract as demands of the instances have shifted has been key. As a result of discovery needs and Covid-19 regulations the crew has searched for a added digital solutions.’
‘Depth, information, global presence, joined-up approach.’Key clients
Berkshire Hathaway/Faraday syndicate/Resolute Management
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