Steven O' Sullivan

Senior Associate

I am an insurance litigator with substantial experience in professional liability, much of which was obtained in-house defending claims. Over recent years, I have become more engaged in acting for insurers to recover losses, especially related to property damage.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7280 8868 Mob: +44 (0)7850 311481 Fax: +44 (0)20 7280 8899


My Expertise

I have 20 years' post qualification experience in civil and insurance litigation. I act for solicitors or other professionals and their insurers to defend claims, together with the associated policy and regulatory work. I also undertake recovery work for insurers, chiefly in relation to property damage.

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Over recent years I have diversified and added to my experience by undertaking recovery work for insurers, chiefly in relation to property damage.

In the early part of my career, I was a personal injury solicitor, particularly in relation to EL, PL and MIB claims.

Having gained some experience working temporarily in Australia, I subsequently spent a significant proportion of my career in-house, working for a market-leading insurer managing professional indemnity claims and the associated litigation.  Since my move back into private practice, I have been acting for insurers to defend their professional insureds, as well as acting for claimants in relation to subrogated recoveries, mainly in relation to fire and flood, in contract and tort.  I also advise insurers in relation to policy (either their own or opposing insurer's). 

As a result of my in-house exposure I have a keen appreciation of insurer's objectives to dispose of matters at minimum cost and ideally over as short a life-span as possible.

I regularly contribute articles to the New Law Journal, mainly in relation to professional liability.  I am also the author of the Lexis Nexis practice notes for professional negligence claims together with several precedent letters of claim relating to damage recovery.