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Ross Williams

Partner, London

Recent experience

  • Antwerp United Diamonds-v-Air Europe (1995) Court of Appeal (representing the successful claimants on a Warsaw/Hague issue). (1995) 3 All ER 424.
  • Excess Insurance Co-v- Allendale Insurance Co (1995) Court of Appeal (successfully obtaining a ruling from the Court of Appeal that the "Service of Suit Clause (U.S.A.)" is not an exclusive "U.S." jurisdiction clause). (2001) Lloyd's Rep I.R. 524.
  • Herd/Fellowes-v-Clyde Helicopters (1997) House of Lords (representing the successful defendants on an issue involving Warsaw/Hague, as implemented for UK domestic flights). (1997) AC 534.
  • Allendale Insurance Co-v-Excess Insurance Co (1997) U.S.D.Ct, S.D.N.Y. (successfully obtaining a ruling that, unless otherwise provided, the limits of indemnity in XL reinsurance did not additionally include the cedant's pro rata legal expenses). 970 F.Supp. 265 and, after reargument, at 992 F.Supp. 271.
  • Allendale Insurance Co-v-Excess Insurance Co (1998) U.S.D.Ct, S. D.N.Y. (representing the successful reinsurers at trial: claim denied for nondisclosure). 992 F.Supp. 278.
  • WISE (Underwriting) Ltd-v-GNP (2004), Court of Appeal (representing the successful reinsured in relation to affirmation of a contract of reinsurance following alleged nondisclosure). (2004) 2 Lloyd's L.R. 483.
  • Grecoair Inc-v-John Tilling & Ors (2004).Commercial Court (representing the successful reinsurers in defending a claim brought directly by additional original insureds). (2005) Lloyd's Rep I.R. 151.