The UK’s legal landscape is abundant with a wealth of expert lawyers at the helm of contentious insurance claims and reinsurance. These professionals are accomplished in handling an array of disputes on behalf of insurers, reinsurers, brokers, and underwriters. This article aims to showcase several such exceptional lawyers, highlighting their achievements, areas of specialization, and the firms they are associated with.
Insurance law plays a critical role in the business world, covering risk management strategies, liability disputes, damage claims, and contract negotiations. The role of an Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance lawyer is therefore pivotal to provide clarity, guidance, and resolution in this complex area.
With this in mind, let’s explore some prominent Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance lawyers operating UK-wide, who have made significant contributions in their respective fields.
Heading the insurance and reinsurance group at CMS, Edward Foss specializes in handling a broad range of disputes for insurers, brokers, and underwriters within the energy, construction, and manufacturing sectors.
Acting out of his base at DAC Beachcroft LLP, Liam O’Connell is frequently sought for advice on intricate insurance and reinsurance disputes, particularly in tort and professional indemnity claims.
Alex Davis is the driving force behind the marine and international trade practice at Stephenson Harwood LLP. His proficiency extends to a range of insurance matters, including intricate cargo claims.
Also based at Stephenson Harwood LLP, Joseph O’Keeffe is renowned for his proficiency in marine insurance matters, often representing insurance firms in related disputes.
Patrick Foss, at Kennedys, is celebrated for his proficiency in marine insurance, offering advice to both insurers and reinsurers about casualties.
A member of Kennedys‘ team, Chris Zavos is recognised for his specialist representation of insurer clients, frequently advising on subrogation claims and contractual claims.
Based at RPC, Ben Gold is gaining recognition for representing insurers and reinsurers in coverage disputes and claims defence, particularly those concerning D&O and professional indemnity.
Lydia Savill, from Hogan Lovells, boasts an impressive practice in the contentious insurance area. She has experience in handling disputes related to various insurance types, including financial lines and professional indemnity.
Tom Mungovan at DWF, brings experience to handling coverage disputes from a variety of insurance claims, with particular knowledge of D&O and financial lines. He has notable experience with Bermuda Form arbitrations.
Head of ‘Clyde & Co’ LLP‘s global reinsurance team, Nigel Brook has a wealth of experience handling multi-jurisdictional reinsurance disputes. Notably, he leads the firm’s global initiative on Resilience and Climate Change Risk and has expertise in technology and cyber insurance issues.
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