Peter Sewell


I have extensive experience of dealing with a wide range of professional indemnity matters, particularly in relation to construction professionals, surveyors and estate agents.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7280 8805


DWF LLP 20 Fenchurch Street London EC3M 3AG View office Tel: +44 (0)333 320 2220 Fax: +44 (0)333 320 4440 DX: 584 London - WT Email:

My Expertise

I often act in multi-party disputes involving large overseas projects before tribunals in foreign jurisdictions.

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I joined Fishburns as a trainee in 1993 before becoming a partner in 2001. I regularly act for insurers in connection with disputes involving policy issues, especially relating to design and construct policies. Construction industry professionals request advice on a wide range of non-contentious issues. I am described in the 2012 edition of Legal 500 as being a person with "a statesman-like wealth of knowledge and diplomatic approach"; and who "gives great advice" and "gets deals done". Reported Cases / Recent Instructions � Acting for Project Managers/Quantity Surveyors in £8m litigation in respect of an art gallery project � Acting for engineers in relation to numerous claims arising out of a Sri Lankan road project � Acting for architects in an Italian arbitration in connection with an airport project � Acting for engineers in £15m Danish arbitration in connection with defects in a road in Nicaragua � Acting for insurers in �50m French litigation relating to alleged subsea defects in two deepwater Spars � Acting for insurers in �52m litigation relating to a major waste water treatment works in Ireland � Acting for underwriters in major coverage arbitration concerning a firm of engineers in Hong Kong � Acting for architects in defence of £6m claim in respect of roof of a shopping centre � Acting for insurers in US$60m claim relating to an oil refinery in the Middle East � Acting for numerous professionals in the asbestos industry. � Acting for architects in German litigation relating to alleged M&E defects in an office building � Acting for insurers in a claim relating to piling defects in a Portuguese bridge � Acting for insurers in claim relating to defects at an offshore wind farm � Acting for insurers in �14m claim for defects in oil storage tanks near Rotterdam