Garrett is the principal of our Dublin office, being a UK and Republic of Ireland-qualified insurance and reinsurance specialist with 20 years experience in the London and Dublin professional indemnity, financial institutions, D&O, EL, PL, product liability, property/business interruption, reinsurance and cyber/data protection sectors. He also has extensive experience advising on Contractors All Risks cover, latent defects insurance, green energy risks and performance bonds in the construction sector, as well as high value personal accident covers.
Garrett, who is a native Dubliner, and his team of five assistants, service Irish clients through our Dublin, Manchester and London offices, representing Irish, London market and global (re)insurers, as well as multinational insureds bearing high excesses, on both Irish and English law contentious and non-contentious insurance and reinsurance matters.
Litigation defence and subrogation recoveries arising out of English and Irish product liability litigation in the horticultural, agricultural and automotive sectors
Co-ordinating the defence of product liability litigation in the European foodstuff sector
Advising on product safety and recall issues under the European General Product Safety Directive and associated UK domestic legislation
Handling English, Irish and foreign law (re)insurance issues arising out of very substantial property/BI losses in the domestic and international petrochemical, electronic, recycling, pulp manufacturing and fuel production sectors
Acting as panel coverage counsel for cyber risk underwritten by a large mutual insurer
Acting as panel counsel for green energy underwriters (particularly wind turbines)
Advising on the reinsurance implications of UK Storms Desmond and Eva in November/December 2015
Handling coverage arbitration and defence litigation in the solicitors, accountants and architect/engineer professional indemnity sectors
Advising on rights and obligations arising out of Guarantees and Performance Bonds issued in the energy and construction sectors
Conducting third party (EL/PL) coverage and defence litigation/arbitration in the hotel, restaurant and leisure/retail sectors