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Speciality Lines

Our global team of specialist lawyers advise across the range of specialty lines and understand the complexity and sometimes sensitivity of issues arising from national and international losses in this market.

How we can help

Understanding your legal commercial needs

Our expertise includes valuable asset claims, including fine art and specie and jewellers' block, kidnap and ransom, political risk and trade credit, contingency, event cancellation and bloodstock etc. We understand the importance of helping our insurer clients to recover costs, reduce litigation spend and to increase fraud detection at early stages of investigation.

Ultimately, our clients trust us because we possess a deep understanding of their business and will work with them, bearing in mind their commercial needs, as well as their reputation, and seek to find solutions which may not always be the most obvious ones, but ones that provide the best outcome in any given situation.

We have a proven track record for successes in defending claims against insurers and securing favourable outcomes across a range of jewellery claims, including those related to policy coverage, policy interpretation, liability and evidential disputes. 

Our kidnap and ransom specialists bring experience and expertise, focused on reducing risk and assisting when claims arise.

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Our Speciality Lines services include

Kidnap and Ransom

 
Kidnap and Ransom

We understand that clients operating in countries including Mexico, Columbia, Nigeria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, in diverse sectors such as energy and industrials, with large workforces, might attract unwanted attention from criminal groups.

Our kidnap and ransom specialists bring experience and expertise, focused on reducing risk and assisting when claims arise.

Our kidnap and ransom experts act for charterers and ship-owners, as well as their insurers, P&I clubs and reinsurers in London, the US, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, supporting them in times of crises arising from pollutions, groundings, collisions, explosions, riots and revolutions.

Our areas of expertise include interpreting the provisions of Kidnap & Ransom policies for insurers and assureds, advising business that operate in unstable or dangerous jurisdictions about the scope of cover available, analysing the provisions of the Terrorism Act 2000, advising on corporate and personal offences, advising on cargo theft, from yards and warehouses, and representing international traders whose personnel have been kidnapped at the hands of maritime pirates.

A team of experts you can rely on

Our team have a particularly strong reputation for effective due diligence, designed to identify who controls and operates criminal groups, who they are affiliated with and what they use their money for.

Jewellery

 
Jewellery

With the value of precious metals having increased considerably, in recent years, so has the volume of insurance claims relating to the loss and theft of jewellery. We understand that handling these matters requires sensitivity as well as expertise.

We’re specialists in providing practical, commercial advice to insurer clients with respect to a broad range of issues arising from jewellery-related claims.

Our team of specialist jewellery claims experts advise some of the largest insurer names, providing home and other personal possession insurance, throughout the entire claim lifecycle - from pre-litigation through to complaints, litigation and recovery.

We have a proven track record for successes in defending claims against insurers and securing favourable outcomes across a range of jewellery claims, including those related to policy coverage, policy interpretation, liability and evidential disputes. 

A commercially-focused, innovative approach

We understand the importance of helping our insurer clients to recover costs, reduce litigation spend and to increase fraud detection.

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