Insurance & Reinsurance
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Our dedicated team acts for the insurers of international, national and high street property companies, surveying firms and architects on matters relating to the full range of services they provide.
We have a wealth of experience in defending valuation claims brought in contract, negligence and deceit and advising on issues relating to lending practices, including securitisation and syndication. Our experience is coupled with extensive knowledge of and links to a range of highly skilled valuation experts.
We have defended claims arising out of structural surveys of all types of land, rent review cases, landlord and tenant matters involving surveyors, design and supervision, property management, project and consultancy work and planning and quantity surveying.
Our lawyers have strong relationships with the local regulating bodies and can assist insurers and their insureds to make certain they have appropriate and adequate coverage.
We also represent surveyors before their professional body as well as in relation to any prosecutions.
Advice relating to a mis-valuation claim against a global surveyors' firm relating to four large developments in India totalling 83.3 million square feet
Acting for a multi-national firm of surveyors in what is likely to be the largest alleged over-valuation claim in the London market, involving over ten different lenders
Advising a surveyors firm on an a claim relating to over-valuation of a development site
Advising a leading property services firm in relation to alleged overvaluation of commercial properties
Advising commercial surveyors with allegation of conspiracy and fraudulent misrepresentation relating to the purchase of a commercial property / business
Advising an integrated property service provider in relating to land, commercial and residential undervaluation
Defending an Estate Agent against allegations of negligence relating to valuations
Successfully resolving a claim against a large UK based surveyors' firm in relation to the valuation of 90 properties, with individual claims ranging from £25,000 to £1 million
Advice relating to a claim in respect of a portfolio of commercial properties which is put at over £160 million