We have extensive experience in the resolution of insurance and reinsurance disputes.

Our clients include corporate and individual policyholders. We are conflict-free and can pursue claims involving the largest UK, US and global insurance and reinsurance companies.

In recent weeks, we have reviewed a number of policies in relation to business interruption losses arising out of Covid-19. Further details on policyholder disputes related to Covid-19, our expertise and team can be found here – Policyholder Disputes.

We handle coverage claims across all industries including retail, financial services, IT, housing and hospitality. We have acted in a variety of scenarios, from financial products mis-selling, bank theft and adverse political events to seeking recovery for clients sustaining life-changing injuries in high-profile travel accidents.

We are frequently instructed where clients need an innovative costs arrangement. We have unrivalled experience in contingency and conditional fee agreements, litigation funding and after-the-event (ATE) insurance. The use of alternative arrangements enables our clients to litigate off balance sheet and from a position of strength when facing a financially powerful opponent.

London is at the centre of the global insurance market, and England and Wales is often the jurisdiction of choice for the resolution of insurance disputes. Where foreign law input is necessary, we have strategic alliances with handpicked law firms across the globe. All our partners have experience in coordinating proceedings in multiple jurisdictions to enable our clients to take a cross border approach to litigation.

 

Expertise

  • Policy coverage disputes
  • Business interruption claims
  • Reinsurance
  • Property damage claims

 

Key experience

Some of our recent matters include

  • Advising a listed manufacturer of consumer electronic equipment on notification and coverage issues arising from both a major product safety recall event giving rise to a multimillion pound claim, and losses arising from a separate force majeure event following severe flooding at one of its business-critical supply chain partners
  • Acting for a high net worth individual in a dispute arising from the mis-selling to him of a film finance tax avoidance scheme
  • Acting for a telecommunications company in a multimillion pound claim concerning defective satellite solar equipment against a US satellite manufacturer, the insurers and a broker
  • Acting for a major IT projects firm in an arbitration arising out of the insurers’ refusal to cover financial losses arising from a failure to “go live”
  • Successfully resolving a policy coverage dispute for a leading global systems integration and telecoms infrastructure company arising from a multimillion pound dispute following termination of a major design project by one of its customers

Covid-19: Navigating the legal challenges

Covid-19 is impacting individuals and companies around the world in an unprecedented way. The insights collected here will help you navigate the key legal issues you may be facing at this time.

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Meet the Insurance Disputes team

We have extensive experience in the resolution of insurance and reinsurance disputes.

All our partners have experience in coordinating proceedings in multiple jurisdictions to enable our clients to take a cross border approach to litigation.

Francesca Berry, Senior Associate, Commercial Litigation and Trust and Probate Litigation, Stewarts