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Ben Crook

Director, London

Ben, a Director with DWF, is a litigator with broad commercial, insurance and reinsurance experience resolving complex, high value and multi-party disputes. Ben advises London Market insurers and reinsurers on coverage and complex matters and acts on behalf of (re)insureds to defend liability and/or make recoveries.
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Experience


Ben's wide practice has included acting on international coverage, defence of liability and subrogation disputes. He has advised publicly listed blue chip corporates, insurers / reinsurers, and insurance market intermediaries on an extensive range of arbitration and litigation in England & Wales, Bermuda, the USA and Europe.

Ben advises on commercial contracts and reviews (re)insurance policy wordings for London Market participants. Ben has expertise in (re)insurance related issues arising in Property and liability, Construction & Engineering, Product Liability & Recall and Professional Liability lines of business including experience of legal issues arising from pharmaceutical (opioids), product liability (medical accessories/devices), heavy industry (steel production/gas holders), civil engineering (underpasses and bridge design failings, geotechnical engineering failures), high value commercial debt recovery (automotive sector) and railway collisions/incidents. Ben routines acts for London Market risk carriers and their (re)insureds.

Ben is a co-author of "Reinsurance Practice and the Law" (Informa) and contributes to trade publications. Specialisms include: Dispute resolution, International arbitration, Commercial litigation, Insurance, Reinsurance, Energy, Construction and Engineering, Professional Liability, Property and liability, Professional practices and Casualty.

Recent Cases


  • Hochtief (UK) Construction Ltd v Atkins Ltd, EWHC 2109 & 3028 (High Court, Technology & Construction Court)