Nigel leads the London marine and energy insurance team. He also chairs the executive committee of the firm's insurance department and has particular responsibility for business development. He joined the firm in 1978 and has been a partner at Clyde & Co since 1983, specialising in marine, energy, engineering (including power generation) and construction.
He has profiles in the major directories and is generally recognised as a market leader, particularly for energy work. He acts exclusively for insurers advising on coverage, defence and recoveries.
His experience in the energy sector embraces both upstream: control of well, construction and operating, as well as downstream: petrochemicals, power generation and machinery breakdown, including business interruption.
In the marine sector he has experience of every type of marine risk and has leading (reported) cases to his credit on latent defect, sue and labour, CTL and loss of hire.
His experience of resolving insurance disputes embraces not only litigation, arbitration and mediation in the UK, but also the supervision of cases in many other jurisdictions around the world.