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We support IT & media professionals and their insurers with complex claims

Our IT & media professionals liability team provides a complete service offering including coverage, indemnity and defence against a variety of claims. We understand the broad range of issues IT & media professionals may face from product design to system implementation, quality of service and data protection breaches.

Speed is essential in these matters. Our extensive global knowledge coupled with international, on the ground support, provides insureds with a full defence and response service. We work quickly with insureds to rectify issues with their clients whilst also working with their insurers to effectively manage the claims process. We also regularly work with an established network of IT experts and restoration specialists to assist when required.

Our global professional liability team is supported by the firm's intellectual property and data protection and cyber breach specialists who work closely with international regulators and industry bodies such as the ICO and FCA, to provide solutions to overcome these challenges.

Our IT & Media Professionals Work

  • Americas
  • UK & Europe
  • A distributed denial of service attack

    A distributed denial of service attack, which caused the website of a major retailer to shut down for nearly 72 hours, leading to business interruption loss and other first party loss.

    United States

    International copyright infringement claim

    Representing a Canadian corporation in US court against a claim for copyright infringement over the use of a performer’s image on a website

    United States

    Greeting card trademark infringement action

    Acting on behalf of a greeting card designer and publisher over the use of a trademarked phrase in greeting cards

    United States

    Retail copyright infringement

    Defended a retailer/manufacturer over the use of copyrighted images on a website

    United States

    Defended book publisher and author in copyright and defamation

    Defended a book publisher and an author over the use of copyrighted images and alleged defamatory statements in a celebrity biography

    United States
  • IT issues and distribution agreement litigation

    Advising one of the largest UK composite insurers on the consequences of being unable to fulfil its obligations under a distribution agreement as a result of serious problems with its IT systems

    United Kingdom

    Dispute between IT consultants and an in-house finance team

    Acting for a major IT consultancy in a multi-million pound dispute with the in-house finance arm of a global car manufacturer

    United Kingdom

    Costs of a worldwide patent infringement claim

    Acting on behalf of insurers of a mobile phone handset manufacturer in the defence of a claim for defence costs arising out of a claim for worldwide patent infringement

    United Kingdom

    Website created by IT website developer failing client's specifications

    Failure by an IT website developer to create a bespoke website in accordance with the specifications requested by the client

    United Kingdom

    Failed installation of new IT system

    Failure by an IT systems installation expert to install a new IT system for a firm of solicitors that was 'fit for purpose'

    United Kingdom

    Failed software programme by IT programmer

    Failure by an IT programmer to provide a software programme which provided a contact management system for their client

    United Kingdom

    Negligence claims alleging incorrect coding of website shopping cart

    Claims for negligence where the Insured had failed to correctly code the shopping cart on a website used for the sale of the claimants' product, resulting in items being purchased for a quarter of the price

    United Kingdom

    Claims for repayment of fees due to dissatisfactory work

    Claims for repayment of fees where the work done by the Insured has proved to be of a dissatisfactory quality

    United Kingdom

    Copyright infringement claims

    Claims for infringement of copyright and designs rights where it was alleged that the website designed by the Insured was similar to that of the claimant

    United Kingdom

    Breach of copyright claims

    Claims for breach of copyright by companies where a Web developer has used copyrighted images when designing a website without paying the appropriate licence fee

    United Kingdom

Our Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers team

David Amentas
David Amentas

Partner

Lee Astfalck
Lee Astfalck

Partner

Mark Attard
Mark Attard

Partner

Mark Beswetherick
Mark Beswetherick

Partner

Clive Brett
Clive Brett

Partner

Nathalie David
Nathalie David

Partner

Robert W. Fisher
Robert W. Fisher

Partner

Deon Francis
Deon Francis

Partner

Carolena Gordon
Carolena Gordon

Partner

James Holmes
James Holmes

Partner

Douglas Horelick
Douglas Horelick

Partner

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