Expertise | Assurance et réassurance
A concurrent duty to defend: what insurers can expect
Our global personal injury team is experienced in handling the full spectrum of personal injury claims, ranging from large scale and complex multi-track catastrophic injury to smaller scale fast-track liability. We are panel advisors to major composites and London market insurers and are consistently ranked in the top tier in the legal directories. We focus only on the defence of insurers and insureds.
We have lawyers across catastrophic injury, disease, employers' and public liability and motor claims.
Our personal injury lawyers deliver commercially beneficial solutions for clients, acting early to combat inevitable inflation and impact on reserves. We are mindful of the value of the relationship between insurers and insureds and of the quality that needs to extend throughout the claims cycle, however complex the issues or the value at stake.
We have a proven track record of successfully defending cross border claims worldwide and skilfully dealing with the complex jurisdictional and applicable law issues that this type of litigation brings.
Advising Lloyd’s underwriters on an aquaculture claim following a jellyfish attack off the coast of Tunisia.
Securing a defence verdict on behalf of race car component manufacturer in a USD 60 million wrongful death claim arising from the death of a race car driver during a qualifying run at a Grand Am racing event
Securing a defence verdict and multiple summary judgments for a global leader in cardiology and endovascular devices in multiple "migration" of cardiac stent claims
Obtaining a defence verdict for the tire manufacturer in the first verdict involving a US Ford Explorer rollover death with a tire tread separation
Successfully defending a leading lift maintenance contractor in an accident when a lift technician fell and was rendered tetraplegic in the accident.
Serious accident of a French citizen whilst skiing in Baqueira Beret resulting in paraplegia. Proceedings instigated both in France and in Spain.
Advising Dutch insurers in relation to an action pursued in the High Court of Amsterdam on the care and Court of Protection element of a UK national's brain injury claim.
Acting for London market reinsurers in what is thought to be the largest single claimant personal injury claim worldwide.
Acting on behalf of a Local Authority in the Mesothelioma Trigger Litigation in the Supreme Court leading to a successful judgment that policies of Employers liability insurance will respond for injuries sustained or contracted at the date of inhalation of asbestos. BAI (Run Off) Limited (In...
Successful defence of a house owner sued by contractors for GBP 1 million following an accident during the demolition and reconstruction of a property.
Advising the London Borough of Hounslow in the X and Y v Hounslow LB - 2009 EWCA Civ 286 case involving a duty owed by social workers towards vulnerable adults.
Advising the NHS in respect of catastrophic injury claims for infants involving periodical payment orders and challenges to existing legal principles/case law.
Acting for a German insurer in a claim for damages arising out of a serious injury and contesting the applicable discount rate in UK proceedings.
Defending a claim on behalf of insurers following a significant bus crash in South Africa.
Advising fostering and adoption charities and residents associations, including in relation to service charge and injury claims.