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Tom Mungovan

Partner, London

Tom is Partner at DWF who acts primarily in policy coverage disputes for major international insurers and Lloyd's of London syndicates.
Tom Mungovan

Experience

Tom is a partner in our Global Risks Team and specialises in complex, high value policy coverage disputes. He has particular expertise in matters involving financial institutions, directors and officers, commercial crime and negligence by finance professionals including auditors, brokers, IFAs and underwriters.  

Tom is often instructed to resolve conflicts between layers of insurance and as monitoring counsel on litigation in other jurisdictions. 

He is experienced in the excess of loss, life sciences and product liability sectors, including Bermuda Form Arbitration.  He also regularly works with his colleagues in the Corporate Team to assist their clients with insurance queries. This involves advising not only company directors but also insolvency practitioners. 

He is ranked in both Chambers and Partners and in the Legal 500 and is a member of the CII, BILA, the LMA and provides training to in house legal and claims teams. He is also a visiting lecture at St Mary's University College, London.

Prior to joining DWF, Tom worked for both Aon and Beazley placing and underwriting financial institutions’ and professional indemnity risks in the Lloyd's market. On qualifying as a solicitor he spent time in Zurich Insurance’s Financial Lines Claims Team. All this previous in-house experience give him a commercial and intuitive approach to resolving complex insurance disputes.

Testimonials

Chambers and Partners Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance:

"Tom is great to work with. He works hard for his clients and understands what they want to achieve."

Chambers and Partners:

"extremely knowledgeable who never fails to provide an outstanding work product."

"great technical knowledge and is consistently able to give us a clear road map to resolve complex matters."

Legal 500:

"a rising star highly rated for his technical knowledge and for his energy and enthusiasm."

"an extremely able insurance lawyer with a can-do attitude. He is always responsive and has the technical ability to explain very complex matters in a clear, concise and engaging manner. He is experienced at mediation and is good at difficult negotiations."

Recent cases

  • Ickenham Travel Group Limited v Tiffin Green Limited [2024] EWHC 27 (Comm)
  • Equitas Limited v Sande Investments & Others (2021).
  • Dell Emerging Markets (EMEA) Ltd v Systems Equipment Telecommunications Services SAL [2018]
  • Chiang and Another v Mishcon De Reya [2013] EWHC 2319 (Ch)

Qualifications

  • 2002 MSc University of Exeter
  • 2010 Qualified in England and Wales