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My Expertise

I have 25 years’ experience as an insurance and professional indemnity lawyer, 15 of these as a partner. I am recognised for my expertise in D&O, FI and complex coverage claims, having acted in some high-profile international claims.

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I joined the firm in 2011 after 15 years as an insurance partner in two other city law firms. I specialise in D&O/FI claims and insurance coverage and the other side of my practice is professional liability, particularly lawyers, brokers and financial professionals. Recently, I have been instructed on various media, IT and cyber (mainly coverage) matters. My practice encompasses non-contentious policy drafting and advice

Recent work experience includes:

  • Complex IT coverage dispute relating to the provision of software on a major project.
  • Claim relating to a large financial loss suffered by an offshore bank as a result of hacking.
  • Complex international D&O claim concerning dishonesty allegations and incorrect certification of loans.
  • Outside directors’ coverage claim on D&O and BBB/PI policies relating to a banking collapse.
  • D&O coverage claim for insurers where the directors of an offshore company allegedly involved in a fraudulent scheme.
  • Film-finance investment products dispute

Until recently I was Chairman of the British Insurance Law Association (BILA) and I continue as a committee member and Vice President. I am also a member of PLUS and the FDCC.

I regularly write articles for the insurance press and other journals and enjoy speaking in public at conferences and seminars both in this country and abroad. Recent topics have included issues between leaders, followers and excess layers, cyber insurance: policy coverage and claims issues, and extended reporting periods in D&O insurance. I have given several webinars and podcasts on professional negligence and D&O topics.

Legal 500 2013 recommend me for “complex claims” in the insurance and reinsurance category and described me as “strong on coverage”.