The breadth of our multidisciplinary practice at 4 Pump Court means that we have expertise across a wide range of insurance claims and disputes.

We have particular expertise in professional liability insurance, including D&O, insurance of financial institutions, cyber, construction and energy-related insurance, reinsurance and professional negligence disputes – principally brokers’ negligence.

We act both for insured parties and for insurers and reinsurers within the UK market, including Lloyd’s and the company market. The depth of our international experience means that we are well placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional insurance disputes. Much of our advocacy work is in the Commercial Court in London, but members of Chambers also represent clients in arbitration in the UK in relation to major international insurance disputes.

Members of our Insurance & Reinsurance team have been involved in high-profile cases that have significantly impacted both the London and international markets over the last 30 years. These include the Grenfell Public Inquiry, the Lloyd’s litigation, the PA LMX spiral, Film Finance and US catastrophes including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.

Our work reflects the critical issues currently affecting the insurance market, including:

  • Aviation matters
  • Bermuda Form
  • Breach of warranty
  • Construction and energy risks
  • Credit and political risk
  • Cyber media and tech (first and third-party claims)
  • D&O
  • Financial institutions
  • Fraudulent claims and fraudulent devices
  • General liability
  • Jurisdictional issues arising from international insurance business
  • Non-disclosure and misrepresentation
  • PA and health
  • Professional indemnity
  • Property and business interruption
  • Subrogation
  • Transport

King's Counsel

Sean Brannigan KC

Head of Chambers Call 1994 King's Counsel 2009

Rachel Ansell KC

Head of Chambers Call 1995 King's Counsel 2014

Michael Douglas KC

Call 1974 King's Counsel 1997

Jeremy Nicholson KC

Call 1977 King's Counsel 2000

Nigel Tozzi KC

Call 1980 King's Counsel 2001

James Cross KC

Call 1985 King's Counsel 2006

Nick Vineall KC

Call 1988 King's Counsel 2006

Alex Charlton KC, FCIArb

Call 1983 King's Counsel 2008

Aidan Christie KC

Call 1988 King's Counsel 2008

Andrew Neish KC

Call 1988 King's Counsel 2009

Michael Davie KC

Call 1993 King's Counsel 2010

Roddy Dunlop KC

Call 1998 (Scotland) 2019 (England & Wales) King's Counsel 2010 (Scotland)

Stephen Cogley KC

Call 1984 King's Counsel 2011

Sean O’Sullivan KC

Call 1997 King's Counsel 2014

Benjamin Pilling KC

Call 1997 King's Counsel 2015

Alexander Hickey KC

Call 1995 King's Counsel 2016

Alex Potts KC

Call 2000 King's Counsel 2018

James Leabeater KC

Call 1999 King's Counsel 2019

Jessica Stephens KC

Call 2001 King's Counsel 2019

Claire Packman KC

Call 1996 King's Counsel 2021

Alexander Wright KC

Call 2007 King's Counsel 2022

Matthew Lavy KC

Call 2004 King's Counsel 2023

Sanjay Patel KC

Call 2010 King's Counsel 2024

Juniors

Allen Dyer

Call 1976

Kate Vaughan-Neil

Call 1994

James Purchas

Call 1997

Alison Potter

Call 1987

James Bowling

Call 1999

Jennie Gillies, FCiArb

Call 2000

James Watthey

Call 2000

Kate Livesey

Call 2001

Peter Oliver

Call 2002

Thomas Crangle

Call 2002

George Woods

Call 2003

James Hatt

Call 2003

Ron Chatterjee

Call 2004

Simon Goldstone

Call 2004

Luke Wygas

Call 2004

Laura Crowley

Call 2005

Richard Osborne

Call 2005

Simon Hale

Call 2006

Andrew Stevens

Call 2007

Daniel Goodkin

Call 2008

Alice Carse

Call 2008

Iain Munro

Call 2009

Martyn Naylor

Call 2009

Rani Noakes

Call 2010

Laurence Page

Call 2010

Matthew Thorne FCIArb

Call 2011

Gideon Shirazi

Call 2012

Ed Jones

Call 2012

Daniel Churcher

Call 2012

Robert Scrivener

Call 2013

Helen Dennis

Call 2013

Mek Mesfin

Call 2014

Quentin Tannock

Call 2016

Laura Wright

Call 2014

Neil Dowers

Call 2016

Rebecca Keating

Call 2017

Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard

Call 2017 (E&W), 2023 (NY)

Anna Hoffmann

Call 2018

Kajetan Wandowicz

Call 2018

Elliott Cook

Call 2019

Samantha O’Brien O’Reilly

Call 2019

Alex Taylor

Call 2019

Katy Handley

Call 2021

Jacob Haddad

Call 2021

Full-time Arbitrators

John Rowland KC

Call 1979 King's Counsel 1996

Christopher Moger KC FCIArb

Full-time Arbitrator

For further information in relation to our insurance practice, please contact our Senior Clerk, Stewart Gibbs or our Practice Directors,  Billy Griffiths, Richard Sumarno and Will Jackman.

T: +44 (0)207 842 5555

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