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Harry Riyat

Senior Associate

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Harry Riyat

Harry Riyat

Senior Associate

People

Harry Riyat

Harry Riyat

Senior Associate

Harry is an experienced litigation lawyer specialising in complex large loss subrogated recoveries and liability claims for the company and London market, particularly those claims which benefit from technical or scientific expertise given his engineering background.

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Profile & Experience

Harry is an experienced litigation lawyer specialising in complex large loss subrogated recoveries and liability claims for the company and London market, particularly those claims which benefit from technical or scientific expertise given his engineering background.

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Harry acts on behalf of insurers in respect of a wide range of contentious insurance areas, focusing on UK and international property, general liability and product liability risks.  He specialises in complex large losses undertaking subrogated recovery actions, defending liability claims and acting as coordinating counsel for international actions.  He also advises insurers on coverage issues.

Harry has particular experience litigating high profile multi-million pound claims involving large fires and his current caseload includes the fire at Liverpool Echo Arena in December 2017. 

His background means he is particularly suited to dealing with disputes involving complex engineering, scientific or technical issues.

Harry also advises on non-contentious insurance issues including providing policy wording advice.

Experience
  • Acting for an insurer defending claims arising from large fire in a car park causing total losses of over GBP 60 million
  • Acting for an insurer defending claims arising from a large fire caused by hot works at a museum in London causing losses of over GBP 12 million
  • Acting for the London market on a Contractors All Risks coverage dispute arising from the installation of a defective façade on a commercial building in Canary Wharf London causing losses of over GBP 4 million
  • Acting for an insurer and the London market on a coverage dispute arising from a large fire in an industrial oven caused by defective design and/or manufacturing causing losses of over GBP 5 million
  • Acting for an insurer on a coverage dispute arising from claims made in the USA relating to the actions of a large pharmaceutical company in South America allegedly causing large scale birth defects and giving rise to multi-million dollar claims
  • Acting for an insurer on a coverage dispute in relation to a motorway widening project in Scotland causing over GBP 6 million of losses
  • Acting for an insurer defending claims arising from a  large fire at a factory caused by hot works causing losses of over GBP 1 million
Sectors

Sectors

  • Retail & Consumer

Services

Services

  • Commercial Disputes

  • Projects & Construction