We have hired insurance litigation partner Aaron Le Marquer to launch a new Policyholder Disputes department, focusing on high-value and complex disputes with insurers.
This new department will represent policyholders facing insured losses in a range of sectors, building on our experience in claimant-focused litigation.
Aaron has over 18 years’ experience within the insurance law industry, both in the UK and across Asia, including two years in-house with a global insurer. He has acted for clients in the financial services, entertainment, hospitality, retail, logistics, manufacturing and sports sectors. Most recently, Aaron led the Products and Environmental Risks practice at a leading London insurance boutique, where he established himself as a leading practitioner in Covid-19 business interruption disputes.
Recent cases Aaron has acted on include representing the UK’s largest pub owner in Stonegate v MS Amlin, and a group of over 200 restaurant owners in Policyholders v China Taiping, both relating to Covid-19 business interruption coverage.
Whilst working in Asia, Aaron was ranked across the Chambers Asia Pacific guides and AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers; he is also ranked in Who’s Who Legal. He is a leading media commentator on policyholder issues and in particular on Covid-19 business interruption insurance coverage.
Senior Associate James Breese also joins Stewarts with Aaron.
Stuart Dench, Managing Partner, commented:
“I am delighted to welcome Aaron to Stewarts. He has an outstanding reputation internationally in litigating and resolving complex insurance disputes. Aaron adds further strength and depth to our commercial disputes offering.”
Aaron Le Marquer, Partner and Head of Policyholder Disputes, commented:
“Stewarts provides an excellent platform for a policyholder disputes practice. I am excited by the opportunity to build a market leading specialist team. The team will be conflict free and will leverage Stewarts’ expertise in innovative funding and group litigation structures and strategy.”
You can find further information regarding our expertise, experience and team on our Policyholder Disputes page.
If you require assistance from our team, please contact us.
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