Insurance & Reinsurance
Construction Consultants' Increased Exposure from Third Parties: Misleading and Deceptive Conduct
Our professional liability lawyers have extensive experience of acting for construction professionals and their insurers across all industry sectors. Our international team works together to provide fast and effective solutions to the complex claims that clients find themselves challenged with.
Our skills include advising and defending D&B contractors, engineers, architects, project managers, surveyors and other consultants and their insurers on claims and risk management issues. We are adept at picking through multi-party disputes in order to identify the correct allocation of responsibilities.
Globally, we can advise on resolving construction disputes, errors and omissions, defects claims and financial disputes as well as all aspects of construction insurance. We also advise insurers on coverage issues relating to Single Project Policies, Design & Build Insurance, Contractors All Risk EAR, and DSU Policies.
Advice in relation to a USD 300 million plus claim against a global design and engineering company relating to the alleged negligent design of a hydro-electric facility in Panama (with claims in multiple jurisdictions including the United Kingdom, Sweden and the United States)
Advice in relation to claims against a global engineering company arising out of alleged negligent design and construction of gas processing facilities in Trinidad
Advice in relation to claims against a global engineering company arising out of alleged negligent design and construction of power plant facilities in the United States
Acted for insurers and their policyholder in one of the largest shareholder class actions to proceed to trial in Australia (involving a profit downgrade)
Acting for an engineer defending negligence claims in relation to various projects, including the allegedly negligent design of tunnels, roads and bridges
Defending structural engineers alleged to have failed to take account of hydrostatic pressure calculations in designing a landmark luxury harbour-side apartment complex
Acting for the insurers of a large consulting engineering firm in relation to Federal Court of Australia proceedings which alleged they were responsible for the collapse of underground mine workings
Acting for the industrial special risks insurer in a mining project in respect of a large claim for double insurance against the contracts work insurer
Advising on insurance coverage in relation to a failed waste treatment plant
Drafting a number of the single project insurance policies currently in use in the Hong Kong and UK market
Advising on CAR cover in relation to a multi-million dollar claim arising from a warehouse collapse at a major international airport
Acting for a D&B contractor and its insurers in the defence of multi-million dollar claims relating to allegedly inadequate fire stopping in 78 houses, following an initial arson attack
Acting for a D&B contractor and its insurers, in a significant subrogated recovery claim against a firm of architects following an English Planning Stop Notice being issued as a result of an entire social housing project being built in the wrong place
Defending two UAE court claims (AED 18 million and 32 million) against a global firm of multidisciplinary consulting engineers for alleged design faults
Acting for D&O insurers in a number of US class actions, US derivative actions and US proceedings against PRC and Hong Kong based companies
Drafting and advising on direct and reinsurance PI policies for Architects and Engineers for use in the UAE to cover (inter alia) decennial liability
Advice in relation to claims against a global engineering company arising out of alleged negligent design and construction of a sewage and waste water processing facility in the Middle East
Advice in relation to a USD 1 billion claim against a global engineering company arising out of alleged negligent design and construction of an oil and gas processing facility in Russia
Successfully defending a multi-million pound construction claim arising out of the development of power generation engines
Acting for one of the UK’s top engineering practices in the resolution of claims against it resulting from the design of a civic centre
Acting for a leading architect’s practice (and its insurers) in relation to an adjudication between the employer and the contractor, which threatened to overspill into a claim against the insured
Defending structural steelwork engineers in respect of a multi-million pound, multi-party complex claim for alleged defective design and construction of structural steelwork connections in a major football stadium in London
Successfully defending an engineering practice from a multi-million pound claim brought by Rolls-Royce arising out of the development of power generation engines deployed at sites worldwide
Advice in relation to a GBP 25 million multi-party claims against design and build contractors relating to alleged defective design and construction (and breach of the Defective Premises Act) of over 125 apartments of a large-scale residential development in the United Kingdom
Defending architects and engineers in respect of a multi-million pound claim relating to alleged defective design of a NHS primary care treatment facility in the United Kingdom. Claim includes multiple allegations of negligence relating to architectural and design services, structural...