Our team of specialist insurance and reinsurance lawyers are widely recognised as key players in insurance and reinsurance law. 

Each partner in our practice has over 20 years' experience in the insurance market, which means we fully understand the environment in which our clients operate and the issues they face. We have a broad range in experience in acting on industry wide issues, such as WTC claims and the financial institution losses emerging from corporate collapses. 

The issues we deal with often require complex legal advice and equally complex litigation and arbitration proceedings. Consequently, across the team there is substantial experience with major U.S., U.K. and international insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution procedures, across all classes of business. 

We develop strong client relationships and understand that you want to avoid litigation where possible.  By providing efficient, practical and early advice with alternative solutions, we can help you do this. We are advocates of, and regularly use, alternative dispute resolution methods including mediation, arbitration and negotiation. 

Our expertise includes: 

Insurance and Reinsurance 

  • Reinsurance disputes involving defense or recovery work in various jurisdictions 
  • Insurance and Reinsurance coverage advice on a wide range of policy types and business areas including: financial institutions, casualty, directors & officers, errors & omissions, business interruption, property and personal accident 
  • Dispute Resolution - multi-jurisdictional litigation, arbitration, mediation and other ADR experience 
  • Policy interpretation advice addressing issues such as aggregation, claims co-operation and control, limitation, follow the settlements, avoidance/cancellation 
  • Claims recovery, subrogation, contribution, avoidance, cancellation and fraudulent claims investigation/handling experience 
  • Commutation drafting, review and negotiation  

Intermediaries/Agents 

  • Advising on the interpretation of coverholder/binding authorities  
  • Claims for and against producing and placing brokers 
  • Professional indemnity, directors and officers and errors and omission advice 
  • Regulation  

Run-off/Insolvency 

  • All aspects of managing a portfolio that is in run-off including coverage advice and investigation and debt management 
  • Inspections guidance, support and assistance 
  • Dispute Resolution & debt recovery - including all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution 
  • Solvent Schemes and Part VII Transfers 

Regulatory 

  • Advising insurance companies in connection with multi-jurisdictional insurance laws and regulatory approvals for transactions 
  • Advising on FCA investigations 
  • Advising on compliance issues (including Treating Customers Fairly) 

Non-contentious Insurance and Reinsurance 

  • Corporate, transactional, and regulatory advice, including insurance company formations and mergers and acquisitions 
  • Development of new products for insurers, reinsurers and financial institutions