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

Queen's Counsel

Nick Vineall QC

Call 1988 Queen's Counsel 2006

Sean Brannigan QC

Call 1994 Queen's Counsel 2009

Anthony Speaight QC

Call 1973 Queen's Counsel 1995

John Rowland QC

Call 1979 Queen's Counsel 1996

Michael Douglas QC

Call 1974 Queen's Counsel 1997

Jeremy Nicholson QC

Call 1977 Queen's Counsel 2000

Nigel Tozzi QC

Call 1980 Queen's Counsel 2001

James Cross QC

Call 1985 Queen's Counsel 2006

Alex Charlton QC

Call 1983 Queen's Counsel 2008

Duncan McCall QC

Call 1988 Queen's Counsel 2008

Aidan Christie QC

Call 1988 Queen's Counsel 2008

Andrew Neish QC

Call 1988 Queen's Counsel 2009

Michael Davie QC

Call 1993 Queen's Counsel 2010

Stephen Cogley QC

Call 1984 Queen's Counsel 2011

Fiona Sinclair QC

Call 1989 Queen's Counsel 2013

Rachel Ansell QC

Call 1995 Queen's Counsel 2014

Sean O’Sullivan QC

Call 1997 Queen's Counsel 2014

Benjamin Pilling QC

Call 1997 Queen's Counsel 2015

Alexander Hickey QC

Call 1995 Queen's Counsel 2016

James Leabeater QC

Call 1999 Queen's Counsel 2019

Jessica Stephens QC

Call 2001 Queen's Counsel 2019

Juniors

Allen Dyer

Call 1976

Claire Packman

Call 1996

James Purchas

Call 1997

Alison Potter

Call 1987

James Bowling

Call 1999

Jennie Gillies

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

Matthew Lavy

Call 2004

Simon Goldstone

Call 2004

Luke Wygas

Call 2004

Neil Henderson

Call 2004

Laura Crowley

Call 2005

Richard Osborne

Call 2005

Simon Hale

Call 2006

Alexander Wright

Call 2007

Andrew Stevens

Call 2007

Daniel Goodkin

Call 2008

Iain Munro

Call 2009

Martyn Naylor

Call 2009

Sanjay Patel

Call 2010

Rani Noakes

Call 2010

Matthew Thorne

Call 2011

Gideon Shirazi

Call 2012

Ed Jones

Call 2012

Daniel Churcher

Call 2012

Robert Scrivener

Call 2013

Helen Dennis

Call 2013

Quentin Tannock

Call 2016

Laura Wright

Call 2014

Neil Dowers

Call 2016

Rebecca Keating

Call 2017

Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard

Call 2017

Anna Hoffmann

Call 2018

Kajetan Wandowicz

Call 2018

Elliott Cook

Call 2019

Samantha O’Brien O’Reilly

Call 2019

Full-time Arbitrators

Christopher Moger QC FCIArb

Full-time Arbitrator

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