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We are recognised as a global legal business with insurance experts around the world. We handle domestic and international claims, and advise clients on coverage, insurance regulatory and compliance issues, as well as their corporate and commercial transactions.

How we can help

Understanding your legal commercial needs

With global macro-environmental events and consolidation continuing to impact on the insurance sector, insurers and brokers need business partners they can rely on who think globally and deliver locally. We understand the multiple challenges that the sector is facing.

To support our clients, we have one of the largest specialist insurance teams, which can offer them complete solutions across their claims, corporate, commercial, regulatory and compliance business needs. Our team's work spans the spectrum of insurance. We are involved in high value and complex claims through to volume work, across casualty, property, motor, professional and financial, and wider, including specialty lines.

Consistently rated as leaders in innovation, we combine technology and service excellence, and have built transformational models for handling claims in ways that we can tailor to be most appropriate to clients individually, utilising excellent reporting, transparency, cost control and supply chain management, to best meet clients' needs.

Our insurance and regulatory teams have been involved in some of the highest profile and sensitive claims this year, including some which have been the subject of intense media coverage.

By building strong relationships with our clients, we develop a strategic understanding of their business objectives and help them to achieve their goals.

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Business Interruption

We understand that you need a specialist team that can analyse and deal with business interruption disputes rapidly, identifying merits and risks and keeping advice clear and deliverable. This has become especially so following on from the impact of COVID-19.

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Complex and Major Injury

With the cost of large claims outstripping inflation by a significant margin, more than ever insurers need to be able to control their indemnity spend.

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Construction and Engineering

Spanning domestic and international claims, and whether relating to first party indemnity disputes or a myriad of third party liability matters, we have an outstanding 30-year track record of dealing successfully with a wide range of construction and engineering matters for insurers, loss adjusters and corporates.

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Being involved in an accident and suffering a personal injury is unpleasant and stressful. You’re looking for a fast, accurate and efficient legal service.

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Challenging the increasing risk from fraudsters operating within EL and PL claims requires a structured, vigorous and expert legal response, together with efficient claims handling in volume situations.

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Data Protection Risks

Data protection is of fundamental importance to the insurance sector. Its status as a regulatory priority has never been higher. Public awareness of data protection rights is at an all time high and GDPR's stringent obligations and enhanced rights are already being tested.

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The team are experienced in handling a wide variety of international energy and renewables related disputes including coverage and defence instructions, and the pursuit of recovery actions following indemnification of policyholders.

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FCA and Complaints

With many insurers looking to reduce their litigation spend, combined with a rise in the volume of customers, small businesses and other eligible complainants pursuing complaints via the FOS, we understand the need to respond rapidly to any risk to your commercial reputation.

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Claim fraud continues to be the insurance industry’s greatest risk, costing insurers billions every year.

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Housing Claims

The insurance sector faces key challenges in addressing increasing volumes of housing claims, greater scrutiny and rise in the number of fraudulent claims.

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Local Authority

We make sure that austerity and reduced budgets don’t leave you open to risk and public scrutiny.

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Marine and Trade

A focus on international marine and trade brings a need for understanding of insurance legislation, as well as contract certainty, cyber developments and liability, as well as ever-changing regulations and the obligations on underwriters.

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Mining Industries and Power

We understand that an increased investment in infrastructure brings a rise in cross border disputes, as well as contract and negligence disputes and challenges in relation to litigation funding.

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Controlling the rising cost of claims whilst enhancing customer service is a key challenge for insurers. Our specialist team of motor specialists can assist. 

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Police, Care and Justice

We help those that make a difference to society through our legal expertise and innovative approach.

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Product Liability and Recall

In an age of global trade, product liability provides unique challenges which demand innovative solutions from a multi-disciplinary team. With expertise drawn from leading lawyers in various fields, we can efficiently resolve product liability disputes.

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Professional Indemnity

With recognised specialist capability, we handle a full range of professional indemnity matters. Our sector based approach (within professional indemnity) enables us to fully understand the needs of insurers, insureds and brokers.

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We stand out for our work delivering commercially relevant, practical solutions on claims, helping insurers and their policyholders to balance risk management with organisational and marketing brand considerations.

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Regulatory, Commercial and Corporate Services

Our team of regulatory, commercial and corporate legal experts assist insurer, intermediary, coverholders and service company clients to meet their commercial objectives and manage their regulatory requirements, in a practical and efficient manner.

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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.


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